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New Grad, No Job: What To Do

It’s a harsh reality today, that many college graduates will finish school without securing a job offer.  Contrary to popular belief, this impacts students of all majors, from Liberal Arts to the Hard Sciences. The following are a few tips on what to do if you find yourself without a job at graduation time. I asked myself ‘what would I do if I were in that situation?’ And here is what I came up with:

1. Find a Part-Time Job

The last thing you want to do is sit at home and wait for opportunities to come to you. Even if you have to work at the local coffee shop for now, get yourself out there working and earning a paycheck. It’s easier to find a job when you already have a job, even if it’s part time. Employers like to see that you’ve been proactive and using your time productively.

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5 Tips For Virtual Job Interviews

When I was applying to jobs, I was surprised at how many companies were asking for Skype interviews as opposed to phone interviews. If you have a potential employer who wants to interview you via Skype (or some other video chat platform), this can be a great opportunity to become “more than a number”. Your employer will be able to put a face with your name and also get to know you a little better than they could over the phone or in email. 

In this post I want to share 5 tips you can use to prepare for your video interview.

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How to Recover From Bad Days At Work

Sometimes things just don’t go our way at the office. I get it. I felt that way this week. But after I took an evening to recover and recharge, I began thinking “how do I bounce back from this?”  We can’t stay down forever, nor should we. In every tough situation, there is a lesson for us to learn about ourselves, about people, and about the realities of the world. Below are some tactics that helped me recover from my tough week, and I hope they will come in handy for you as well:

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