March 24, 2017

Careers & Business Success

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Now that school is back in session, are you?

Four weeks with your friends and family were fun but now it is time to get back to the work at hand – securing your future so that one day (in the very near future), you can live the life you want to live. Here are five things you can do right NOW to help secure your desired future: Request a meeting with each of your instructors NOW, even those for basic subjects that have nothing to do with what you want to do for a living. Ask about their success – where they went to school, what they … [Read more...]

5 Ways for Business Majors to Get a Competitive Edge After Graduation

Business majors rank at the top of the list for most popular majors among college students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, and competition in the job market is fierce. Keep learning after college so you can skyrocket your career to success. Here are five ways to keep your skills sharp: Strategically volunteer Volunteering can open up opportunities to learn new skills, polish your resume and build your network. Giving back to the community can help you grow as a … [Read more...]

How Important is That Internship?

When you’re already consumed with classes and extracurricular activities, adding an internship might seem daunting — but for many college students, the benefits of interning far outweigh the costs. By taking an intern-level position in your desired career path, you can gain real-life experience to round out your college degree, not to mention make connections that may serve you well when school ends. Just how much do internships matter to the college experience? What can you expect to gain? To … [Read more...]

Does an online degree help or hurt your chances of getting a job?

With job prospects becoming increasingly bleak, many students are turning to online education to increase their individual marketability. The only question is whether this additional online education is bolstering or stifling their chances of getting a better job. Do traditional degrees hold more weight in hiring sessions than those received online? The answer lies in determining the qualifications that online schools possess, whether online education provides mastery and whether human resource … [Read more...]

I Love Rock and Roll: PASSION

PASSION... Plus hard work equals success. PASSION... Is contagious to others. PASSION... Overcomes barriers and obstacles. PASSION... Gives you the energy to keep going. PASSION... Blocks out the words "no" and "you can't." PASSION... Leads you down the right path. These points are excerpted from my book, "Rock to the Top: What I Learned About Success from the World's Greatest Rock Stars." Listen to the chapter on PASSION from the audio version of the book below. You can also TWEET … [Read more...]

First Impressions: What Your Email Says About You

What does your email address and signature say about you? In short, everything. Often, your email is the first impression anyone will have of you, from the actual email name and address to the signature in the body of the email. Your email carries a lot of weight when someone is deciding what his or her first impression is of you. Start with your email name. It is probably best to use your full name or first initial and last name. Using just your first name may be a little too informal for … [Read more...]

How to Get Hired When You’re Underqualified

Presuming that like me, you’ve also spotted those ads about a job you so wanted to secure and fretted just because it was outside the field of your expertise. Maybe you told yourself ‘I could do that job,’ yet you have no experience in that specific area. How do you prove your prowess with a career pick for which you have no proven track record whatsoever? Well, the hack is all about getting the right tap of what the employers seek for. They don’t ask for that degree, but field specific … [Read more...]

How To Kick Start Your Career – Tips For Clueless Students

Image Source: Pixabay The human mind is very fickle. Definitely what we decide today may have some control over how our life may turn out in the years to come. But these decisions may not necessarily define who we may turn out to be as a person in the future. The same thing happens with most college students these days. Though they are very confident about their choice of course and subject at the beginning of the college but as time passes by they change as a person. They no longer identify … [Read more...]

Putting Your Term on “Pause”: How to Talk to Your Prof About an Incomplete

My father unexpectedly died just three weeks before I finished a fall semester at my former community college. Instead of finding out what my options were, I simply stopped going to classes and I ultimately failed those classes. Had I gone to see my profs, I could have learned that there may have been another option available for me: The “Incomplete” or “I” grade. What's an Incomplete? I'll give you an example: Let's say you are watching a movie on your DVR or on a Netflix … [Read more...]

Secure Online Job Networking for Students: Three Tips

Congratulations, college students, you’ve made it farther than almost 70% of United States citizens, education-wise! For me, that’s hard to believe, since it seems as if everyone I know has graduated from either college or graduate school.  However, apparently this is not the case. Now that you’re on track to graduate from college—whether it’s from a community college or a more traditional four-year institution—it’s time to start looking around for a job.  You might think it’s too early, but … [Read more...]