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Posted March 04, 2013 by

How to spot a job that is not right for you

Felix Tarcomnicu

Felix Tarcomnicu, CEO and Founder of ResumeOK.com

We work approximately a quarter of our lives.  So isn’t it important that we at least like our jobs?  It makes sense that we should.  However, many people go through their careers hating their jobs, and just going through the motions everyday just to earn that paycheck every two weeks.  Don’t be one of those people.  Instead, find a career that you enjoy and find a job that is a good fit for you.  But identifying a job or career you love takes time.  But in the meantime, you should do as much as possible to avoid jobs that you know are not for you.  How do you do that?  Here are five ways to go about identifying a job that might not be for you.  Use this list to check if it aligns with your values and cross-reference it with any jobs you might want to apply for, or currently have. (more…)

Posted October 03, 2012 by

7 Ways to Expand Your Social Circle After College

In college, there’s never a shortage of potential friends. After college, that pool gets smaller, or so it seems. Sure, you may have some college buddies in town or be able to rekindle old high school friendships, but that alone may not satisfy all of your social needs. It’s true, making friends as a working adult is not as easy as it once was, but it’s not impossible either. All it takes is a little guts and a little creativity, and you too can have a strong social circle again. Check out these seven ways to expand your social circle after college: (more…)

Posted April 02, 2012 by

How to Avoid a Life of Boredom and Mediocrity After College

John StreleckyYou’ve done it.  Congratulations!  You have made it through the challenges of higher education and are about to graduate from college. Now what are you going to do with the rest of your life?

Well, you could end up in the very sad category of the 64% of people under age 25 who report being “unhappy” in their jobs. Or, if you make a few good choices, you’ll be in the much happier group of graduates who absolutely love what they are doing.

Here’s the way to be in the second group. (more…)

Posted November 25, 2008 by

Internships After College Can Be “Recognized” On Your Transcripts

Q & A With the Intern Queen
Q: Hi There!
I have a question for you. I graduated from Brown University last spring and now I am having trouble getting an internship. I have been offered two amazing internships but have been unable to take them because they are only offered for academic credit! Do you have any advice or know of any schools that give academic credit for internships?
Thanks!
T

A: Hello T ! This is where one of my Intern Queen tips comes in handy. Even after you graduate, it is still sometimes possible to get an internship “recognized” on your college transcripts. Call your guidance counselor from college and ask if this can be done. If you can get “internship recognition” on your transcript that should be sufficient for the company you are trying to intern with. Remember, in most cases the issue of college credit is something the student handles – not the companies. Companies just want to know that you are getting something “school-related” out of the internship because inmost cases they are not paying interns. Try this and see what luck you have. That being said, the more “corporate” internships do usually only offer internships to candidates currently enrolled in school. As a PLAN B, apply to smaller companies that will provide a hands-on experience and won’t mind if you aren’t still enrolled. Check out my site, www.quarterlife.com/intern for some company ideas.
Best of luck,
The Intern Queen
Lauren Berger.jpgArticle by, Lauren Berger, dubbed “The Intern Queen” after participating in fifteen internships during her four years in college. She built her “Intern Queen”brand in May of 2006 and recently teamed up with Quarterlife to create the Quarterlife Internship Program where students can get FREE access to internships in the entertainment and journalism fields. Berger also provides Internship Advice and Content for students.