Internship Horrors: Tales From the Dark Side

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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

LinkedIn Attracts Recruiters: Here’s 5 Reasons Why

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A recruiter is on her laptop is searching the internet to find job candidates via LinkedIn. LinkedIn attracts recruiters by aiding them in their candidate search.

Written By Gabby LoBianco Gaining an Advantage Recruiters can be found hiding in the spotlight. Just imagine yourself playing a sport and not knowing if an agent is watching. It’s important to make yourself marketable at any time. LinkedIn provides job seekers the upper hand they need to attract recruiters. Job seekers use this platform to lay out their portfolio in … 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

Crucial Job Search Tips: How to Escape the Vortex

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Man needing job search tips is stuck inside a vortex screaming, "Please help!"

Written By David Miller Graphics By Gabby Krause Job Search Tips to Stop the Misery Since you are reading this, you already know that following great job search tips can make the difference between gaining employment or not. Unlike scouring the pantry for snacks or the beach for buried treasure, hunting for a job is not always enjoyable or rewarding. … Read More

How Virtual Work Overcomes Employment Discrimination of the LGBTQ

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A woman packs up her office so she can begin virtual work and avoid office discrimination.

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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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

Grant Writing 101

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Grant writing is an important, but often overlooked, part of the business growth process. A company with a good grant writer can find ways to make money and support itself. It can also be a way to do good in the community—there are often grants for projects that benefit both the company and help others in some way. But how … Read More

The Cover Letter, Your Key to Switching Careers

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Changing careers is a stressful time for many reasons. One of which is trying to remember how to format a proper application. A cover letter is the company’s first impression of you. It outlines why you should receive the position and your key qualifications. Oh, the Dreaded Cover Letter! Sometimes it feels like there are so many things to worry … Read More