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Posted June 30, 2015 by

Strategic Ways For Students to Jump-start Their Career This Summer

Create Your Future card with a beach background

Create Your Future card with a beach background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Summer is the time for students to relax and have fun. After all, a whole year of studying is not a joke. But if you want to secure a healthy career right after college, you have to spend your summer wisely before you lose the chance.

Planning for the future this early is great for your success. You’ll gain experience early and boost your confidence when you start a real job. Experience is the key in establishing a good foundation for your career. And the earlier you build it, the more competent you become, no matter what job or career path you take.

There are plenty of ways to establish your career. Here are some of the activities you can do this season: (more…)

Posted May 01, 2015 by

5 Ways to Make Attending a University More Enjoyable

Happy casual dressed young college student isolated on white background

Happy casual dressed young college student isolated on white background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Attending a university can be a very enriching experience but too many students are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted constantly. Luckily, universities are addressing this issue head-on with a plethora of activities and opportunities that help students enjoy their time more. There are more opportunities than just going to class; here are a few ways that you can get the most out of your time as a university student. (more…)

Posted April 17, 2015 by

Preparing For a Career: A Pre Graduation Checklist

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Marking checklist. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Thousands of college seniors are due to graduate in a few short weeks but many of them have not yet thought about their career search. This is understandable given that there are so many things to think about in the last weeks of college, including studying for final exams and preparing transcripts to apply for graduation. Although some students will already be conducting job interviews or even have signed a contract with a company, most will start their job search after graduation. In the past, many graduates could expect to have an entry level, full time position in their field by the end of the summer after graduation, however, the current economy is still recovering and many recent grads will have a longer search. It’s important to be prepared for the job search process early to decrease the amount of time spent unemployed or working outside of the field. (more…)

Posted March 13, 2015 by

Turning Volunteer Experience into Work Experience

Portrait of kitchen staff in homeless shelter

Portrait of kitchen staff in homeless shelter. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Many young people finish college successfully only to find that their resume doesn’t have everything they need to land a job in their field. Although the job market is increasingly competitive, new graduates are advised to remember that their volunteer experience is a great thing to include when building their resume. Although traditional paid jobs are the most straightforward way to demonstrate experience to potential employers, people who volunteer on a regular basis should remember that unpaid work is a valid and helpful thing to exhibit as part of their experience history. (more…)

Posted January 29, 2015 by

4 Quick Ways to Secure Your Career with a Foreign Degree

Study Abroad student looking at Reflecting Pool in the Alhambra Palace

Study abroad student looking at Reflecting Pool in the Alhambra Palace. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In today’s modern world lots of students are interested to study in a foreign country for a secure future. But it is not an easy thing to study in a new country without perfect planning. When a student plans to move abroad, it is important for him to check out some important factors. If you’re also planning to move to a new country for a prosperous future, then you’re at the right place. Check out the advice shared below to figure out things that need to be done before moving abroad. (more…)

Posted December 08, 2014 by

How a Student Can Earn an Extra Buck in the Internet

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

Despite what you see in the movies, students’ lives do not consist entirely of partying, getting wasted and suffering from hangovers afterwards. There are also such things as actual learning and earning some extra money to support yourself through college, with the latter generally being the major concern.

However, the fact that we live in the Internet age makes things a whole lot easier, because it opens up many opportunities to earn decent amounts of cash without wasting a lot of time and getting an official part-time job. You may not only find an opportunity to telecommute, you may start your own small business! Here we will talk about some of these opportunities, allowing you to support yourself without taking a break from your studies. (more…)

Posted December 01, 2014 by

Looking For A Job Right After College? Follow 5 Most Useful Tips To Skip Entry Level And Get Your Dream Job Instantly!

Dream Job cloud illustration design over white

Dream Job cloud illustration design over white. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

While some experts suggest taking up an entry level job first can be very beneficial in learning basics of the industry, there are many job seekers who wish to skip the entry level and find their dream job as soon as they finish their college.

Why? Entry level jobs are often tough to handle. Students complain about hectic routines at work with a very low pay when they start at entry level. Such jobs are not what people dream of when they finish their graduation. So, if you are going to finish your college soon and looking forward to stepping into your dream office with the kind of job you want, take a look at the following tips to skip entry level jobs and fulfill your dream. (more…)

Posted November 17, 2014 by

6 Perks of Part-Time Job While Studying

Portrait of a teenage girl working part time in a stationery shop

Portrait of a teenage girl working part time in a stationery shop. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Getting on the road of becoming adults is the most exciting phase for the children. But to their surprise, the age of adolescence is not only about having fun and chill, but it also brings many responsibilities to own. This is the time when you start taking the responsibilities at a more mature and productive level.

According to some stats, it is recorded that around 80% of the students are involved in part time job activities. But it is a fact that getting hands on a part time job during academic years is often difficult for the students to get. But in order to get a job, a student must also understand the benefits and the perks of getting to work as a part timer during the educational years. (more…)

Posted November 04, 2014 by

How Students Can Make More Money with Paid Surveys

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

The question that most students probably ask themselves most often is this: Where to get some extra cash if there is no opportunity for full-time employment? What free time they have is arranged irregularly, which makes getting even a part-time job problematic.

But there is a legitimate way of making decent money working odd hours without spending too much time on it – namely, paid surveys.

However, how much you make this way depends on your resourcefulness and knowledge of certain tricks – so read carefully. (more…)

Posted October 15, 2014 by

Starting Your Career After College Is Over – Psychological Hurdles To Pass

Boris Dzhingarov

Boris Dzhingarov

Most people think that it is really easy to start your career as soon as college is over. That is not actually the case. In fact, if you are only used to college and then you start with your entry level job, you may be faced with so many problems that would lead towards failures or making everything a lot harder than it should be. While you can easily improve your job search, improve your CV and basically learn everything about the job hunting process or the career path you want to take, the psychological preparation is not being discussed.

You can have all the knowledge that you need and still encounter huge problems while climbing the career ladder. In so many situations you can end up failing because you are simply not prepared from a psychological point of view. (more…)