How and Why Military Spouse Networking Works

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a woman wearing a backpack stands in front of a building. A group of birds are perched alongside the windows and are on the ground in the background.

Written by David Gilbert 4th Graphic Design by Sandi Brabaw Military Spouse Networking Being a military spouse is like a full-time job without benefits, and no pay. You may find it difficult to maintain a professional career. As you’ve probably figured out, the military wants a lot from you. For instance, you must be able to adapt to drastic change … Read More

The Art of Social Media Marketing

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People in an art museum gather around the statue of Winged Venus.

Written by David Gilbert 4th Graphic Design by Sandi Brabaw The Social Media Marketing Plan Imagine the corporate world as one big art museum. Through social media marketing, you play the role of the artist. Meanwhile, everyone else is the art critics searching for the best artwork to display in their galleries. Your job is to sell your artwork to … Read More

Packaging Yourself for Freelance: Ready, Set, Go!

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A man deep in thought trying to decide if packaging himself for freelance is the right choice for him.

Written by Vidhya Padmanabhan Graphic Design by Gabby Kraus Packaging Yourself for Freelance in the Rising Market Did you know the freelance workforce is expected to rise to 43% by 2020? That’s right! Almost half of America will be engaged in some kind of consulting or freelance services. That’s why this is the perfect time to start thinking about packaging … Read More

Why you Need a Visual Identity for Your Personal Brand and how Stevie Nicks can Help

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Woman stands onstage telling jokes that no one finds funny. She needs a visual identity and a personal brand.

Written by Jennifer Mayberry Graphic Design by Krystn Stockbridge Visual Language. As job seekers today, we’re forced to compete for attention online. Standing out in the endless stream of words can be hard. Images, however, allow viewers to understand ideas in seconds. That’s why a visual identity can help people recognize your brand immediately and remember it later. Visual Identity … Read More

Writing your LinkedIn summary to get the ball rolling!

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LinkedIn Summary writing

 Written by: Vidhya Padmanabhan Graphics by: Gabby Krause HOW WRITING YOUR LINKEDIN SUMMARY CAN GET THE BALL ROLLING IN THE JOB MARKET Gone are the days when people looked for jobs in newspaper classifieds. Filling out online job applications is becoming outdated as well. There is a much better way to reach out to potential employers than wasting hours upon … Read More

Internship Horrors: Tales From the Dark Side

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A girl looks into a dark alley. of internship horrors

Written by Vidhya Padmanabhan Graphics by Gabby Krause Internship Horrors For a lot of people, internships can be that foot in the door to break into the workforce market. It doesn’t matter if you are fresh out of college, looking to switch careers, or trying to bridge the time gap in your resume, internships can be valuable learning experiences.  According … Read More

7 Ways to Cure Job Interview Anxiety

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Doctor Cures Interview Anxiety

Written by David Gilbert 4th Graphic Designs by Krystn Stockbridge Take a Breath, You Passed the First Step Congratulations, you got the call back! All that time filling out job applications has paid off. And yet, you’re still struggling with job interview anxiety. Now, instead of filling out applications, it’s the job interview you’re worried about. Employers have job interviews … Read More

How to Avoid Bad Jobs

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Woman Flees from building where she has a bad job.

Written by Jennifer Mayberry Graphics by Krystn Stockbridge Bad Jobs; Bad Days   Most of us have had some bad jobs and sometimes even good jobs can have bad days. “It’ll be fun,” they said. “It’ll be like acting,” they said. Then a drunk customer walks up to you, grabs the side of your face and pulls it like she’s … Read More

6 Laws Governing Unpaid Internship Programs

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Written By David Gilbert Unpaid Internship Programs: Want to Play this Game? Some companies have been running a rigged game for interns to play. Their unpaid internship programs offer the chance to gain experience but leave their interns without anything to show for their hard work. It’s similar to winning a video game without a big loot-drop at the end. … Read More

How To Find The Keywords Recruiters Are Looking For

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A woman in a business suit peers through binoculars into the distance, searching for the perfect job candidate. In the background is a LinkedIn career infographic.

Written by Jennifer Mayberry Graphics by Krystn Stockbridge Why You Need Keywords on LinkedIn So, it turns out that LinkedIn is a search engine. Like other search engines, LinkedIn uses keywords to bring up relevant results. In this case, the relevant result is you. Your skills are the keywords that will make you magically appear before a recruiter. You can … Read More

Why You Need to Create Your Personal Brand to Land the Job

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A girl in a red sweater laughs as someone presses a green liquor bottle to her lips and pours liquor into her mouth. Another girl in the background looks at the drunk girl and has the thought, "Wait, isn't that the same girl that had team Jacob in her headline?"

Written by Jennifer Mayberry Graphics by Krystn Stockbridge What is Your Personal Brand?  Many job seekers may not realize the importance of creating a personal brand. We know the hopeful emails, the sent resumes, the gaps in employment; the open tab after open tab of online searches that lead to nowhere. We know the well-intentioned questions. “Hey, whatever happened with … Read More

How Virtual Work Overcomes Employment Discrimination of the LGBTQ

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Written by Sreeja Adhikary VIRTUAL WORK AND DISCRIMINATION A lot of progress has been made towards LGBTQ workplace equality, but many still go to work with the fear of losing their jobs due to who they are and whom they love. Studies show that one in every four LGBTQ employees has reported experiencing employment discrimination. About 90 percent of transgenders … Read More

6 Tips to Create a Transgender Friendly Work Environment for Interns

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Intern and Employer discussing voice and tone in a professional manner

written by Tony Vercher Why Should We Discuss Gender Dysphoria? Despite being known since the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians, gender dysphoria still feels like new and uncharted territory.  With recent news, people with gender dysphoria caught the attention of the nation. Whether we want to admit it or not, people who live with gender dysphoria need jobs and internships to survive. … Read More

How to Adapt for Employees and Interns With Mental Illnesses

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Written by Tia Langhout and Gregory Stump Edited by Michael Howard Americans With Disabilities In the past, employers have shunned hiring personnel that admitted to having a mental illness. Unfortunately, by doing so, they not only missed out on some fantastic potential workers but also violated the ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA makes it unlawful to disqualify someone … Read More