The Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media

 

As social media has evolved into its current ubiquitous form, an online wealth of personal information has become easily accessible by millions of users – including employers. Though these platforms can be great ways to stay in touch with old friends and connect with users from around the world, remember that what you say and do online is evocative of your personal brand – it shows others who you are as a person. How do you want to portray yourself, especially when potential employers are watching?

Organizations are becoming increasingly active on social media. Whether it’s vetting a job candidate or checking up on a particular employee, social media can have an effect (either positive or negative) on one’s current or future career. Below we outline a few rules to help keep your social media accounts professional and work appropriate.

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Adjusting to Your Post-Graduate Life

From a college perspective life in the real world seems exciting, filled with opportunity, independence and best of all, no homework. It’s a chance to start making some real money, live on your own and begin a career. How hard can it be, right? You’ve nailed the job interview and moved into your new digs, so now what? Shifting from being a student into a full-time employee is a big transition and can be a bit overwhelming. After graduation you are thrown into the real world hoping that you have gained enough knowledge, training and experience to survive and thrive. Take some time and make sure you are doing these things right and the adjustment will be swift.

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5 TED Talks for Being a Smarter Worker

TEDTalksTop100For those of you who don’t know about TED Talks, TED (which stands for technology, entertainment and design) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to spread worthwhile ideas. Whether you are feeling stuck in your job, just starting your professional career, or looking for a leg up on the competition, here are some TED Talks for all of those twenty-somethings who are just learning to be workers.

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5 Tips for Building a Better Resume

How much thought have you put into your resume? If you’re like most of us, you’ve invested more time into your cover letter and interview skills than your resume. While those are both important, a resume is usually the first thing most hiring managers look at. Consider your resume to be your first introduction to a potential employer. Even if you’re not actively searching for a new job, keeping an updated on hand is a key part of networking. With that in mind, is your resume ready to share? Let’s walk through some simple tips that will help your resume stand out. Continue reading “5 Tips for Building a Better Resume”

Liking the Work You Do

When reading career advice it is easy to come across one basic concept over and over again: love the work you do. Young adults hear this when they are told how to pick college majors, when choosing internships and finding that first job after graduation. However, this advice for young adults is not always reasonable or practical when you are under a mountain of student loans.

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5 Tips for Getting the Most from Your Summer Internship

internship3.jpgThis summer, thousands of students around the world will be spending their summer break working at an internship. These experiences sometimes get a bad rap for offering little more than tasks that no one else wants to do in an office. In reality, internships can be as rewarding and exciting as you want them to be. Since a number of schools are requiring internships as a prerequisite for graduation, it’s in your best interest to get as much from this professional experience as possible. With that in mind, here are some tips for making the most of your summer internship.

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Healthy Tips for Work

healthy.jpgIt is easy to form unhealthy habits at the work place, especially if you work in an office that requires you to sit all day. The best trick for dealing with bad habits at work is to prevent them. When starting a new job, first figure out a daily routine to keep you healthy. Here are a couple things to keep in mind:

  1. Take a break.
    Find moments during the day when you can stretch your legs. It’ll help clear your mind and allow you refocus for the rest of the day.
  2. Be conscious of what you eat.
    Some offices always have food around, and it is easy to slip into unhealthy eating patterns (especially if you are sitting at a desk for 8 hours of the day).
  3. Figure out quick ways that help you de-stress.
    Knowing at least one way you can take a break from the stress of work for under 15 minutes can be a huge life saver and day booster. This can be taking a couple of minutes to enjoy your coffee or taking a walk around the block. It doesn’t matter as long as it works for you.
  4. Stay hydrated.
    This means drinking plenty of water throughout the day, not just soda, coffee and tea.
  5. Snack Healthy.
    Having regular snacks while at work is a common deterrent for being bored, stationary and/or solitary. Just make sure that the snacks you bring are healthy and tasty like your favorite fruits and vegetables.
  6. Bring lunch from home.
    A healthy brown-bag lunch can give you complete control over what you consume for your midday meal.