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 Traveling on a Budget

Your 20’s can be one of the best times to travel – fewer commitments and more freedom. But with student loans, rent and car payments, money can be a hurdle that prevents many young adults from reaching dream destinations.

Fortunately there are ways to travel on a budget; through some financial planning and frugal choices you can make your travel dreams a reality. Here are a few of our favorite travel tips to help you maximize your budget.

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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”

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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5 Things to Remember Before You Volunteer Abroad

Learn About the Country Where You Will be Volunteering

volunteering2.jpgGet excited about the country where you will be volunteering abroad. Before leaving to volunteer, research the culture, history and current events.  Also, try learning a few important phrases, like “hello” and “I am a volunteer,” in the native language. The more you know before you go, the better you will be able to interact with your new surroundings. Once you have arrived, put this information to use and explore.

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5 Tips for Using LinkedIn Effectively

linkedin.jpgClaiming to be “the world’s largest professional network,” LinkedIn has become a valuable tool for young professionals and job seekers. Allowing you to create a separate professional social network, LinkedIn has many opportunities to promote yourself while making connections with others in your field. To better utilize LinkedIn, follow the basic steps below.

Setting Up a Profile.

 

Before you can use LinkedIn you need to create a profile. Use the profile to define yourself while showing what you have already done and what you are looking to do in the future. Do not be afraid to share more than your work  experience, such as a blog or volunteer positions, as long as they correspond to your professional ambitions. Remember to keep the information clean and well edited.

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5 Reasons You Should be Getting an Internship

internshipInternships are short term experiences that can give you real life perspective on the different careers you would like to pursue. Potential employers, and increasingly schools themselves, are insisting on internship experience before you graduate. Not convinced about the importance of internships? Here are 5 reasons why you should have one before you graduate. 

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5 Tips for Fall Semester Success

fall_semesterThe start of the fall semester is finally here. For many of us, it means getting back into regular habits that have been neglected over the summer. Is it possible to flip the switch and get back into regular school mode? Probably not, but there is hope! With these helpful tips, you can more easily bridge the gap between the summer and your semester and ensure your academic success.

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5 Tips for Better Networking

networking1.jpgWe all understand the importance of networking: gaining contacts, insight into the field and industry trends are all reasons why we network, but how do we become better at it? Like any skill, networking is an art, that gets better with use and experience. 

Here are five easy things you can do to improve your networking skills and make your job search more manageable:

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