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5 Job Skills to Work on This Year

5 Job Skills to Work on This Year

Building skills for your career is an ongoing process. No matter how seasoned you are at your job, there is always something more to learn and improve on. Get started now with these five skills that are a must in the workplace. 1. Communicating effectively. Communication is huge in every career, and you'll need to master this art both in-person and through email. Read More…
7 Ways to Maximize Your Internship Experience

7 Ways to Maximize Your Internship Experience

By now, some of those summer internship offers have started rolling in. Whether this is your first go at this type of hands-on learning experience, or you're a seasoned vet, these proactive tips will help you make the most of the time you have. 1. Come up with goals. You probably already have an idea about some of the skills you're hoping Read More…
7 Tools to Help Fine-Tune Your Time Management Skills

7 Tools to Help Fine-Tune Your Time Management Skills

Ever catch yourself thinking about how there aren't enough hours in a day? Life gets busy, but the right time management skills can make a dramatic difference. Check out some of our favorite tools to help you fine-tune this essential skill! 1. Manage important tasks by using Todoist. A to-do list always sounds like a good idea, but sometimes tracking everything on Read More…
How to Bounce Back After Criticism

How to Bounce Back After Criticism

It's hard ignoring that feeling of getting punched in the gut the moment you're critiqued. You know value of constructive criticism, so why does it feel like a personal attack? Bouncing back from negative feedback like a champ is a skill—and like all skills, you can master it with practice! Get started with our suggestions below. Take a breather. Naturally, your thoughts instantly enter "fight-mode" Read More…
5 Things to Do Before Heading to a Career Fair

5 Things to Do Before Heading to a Career Fair

Career fairs are a great resource for college students and recent grads looking to expand their professional network. Your future is important, so don't wing this opportunity! Make sure you show up prepared with these five simple steps. 1. Get your resume critiqued. A flawless resume is a must. It's important to have more than one set of eyes proofread your resume and offer Read More…
Ways to Find an Internship

Ways to Find an Internship

Brought to You By our Partners at College Ave Student Loans There’s no denying the financial benefits that an internship can offer – it can provide invaluable experience that builds a strong professional foundation as you embark on your career journey. This can mean better opportunities after you graduate, a higher earning potential, and a network of connections that can Read More…
Learning to Speak Up at Work

Learning to Speak Up at Work

We'll admit it, the workplace can be super intimating for an intern or recent grad. You've got the skills, qualifications, and the determination to succeed—but what about confidence in your voice? Whether you're on the introverted side, or just aren't used to speaking up in a work environment, don't sweat it—we've got some tips! Ask questions. Speaking up doesn't just mean throwing out Read More…
Career Now Series: Networking that Works

Career Now Series: Networking that Works

So far, the Passion To Action series has covered the art of the elevator pitch and how to make your first impression count. But what else can you do to be memorable and leave a lasting impression? Turns out there are a few steps you can take both before and after you meet someone that can help you stand out from the crowd. Read More…
How to Handle Awkward Workplace Situations

How to Handle Awkward Workplace Situations

Ideally, a day in the life at your job or internship would be nothing but smooth sailing. That's unfortunately not always the case. These common workplace situations can totally be awkward, but we've got suggestions on how to handle them. 1. You forget someone’s name. We don't recommend using the classic "How do you spell your name?" trick. Imagine asking that to Read More…
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