Media

Keeping a Low Profile on Social Media

March 28th, 2014

In this day and age, new social media sites are popping up left and right. It’s hard not to want to be a part of each new and exciting thing that comes out. However, the more we’re downloading these apps, the more information we’re disclosing about ourselves to the Internet. It’s important to be in-the-know and keep up with all these new creations coming out, however it’s just as important to keep a low profile. Know what you’re putting up, who can see it and how it could affect you in the long run.

With any social media site, you should always do your research. Know how the site works and what information you’re putting out there for the world to see. Understand the product and what its purpose is before getting too carried away with it. Not every site is for every person, we all use social media differently. Pick … Read More

Career Fairs: How to Stand Out the Right Way

February 13th, 2014

90 percent of the event is spent waiting in line, five percent is spent talking to other job seekers, four percent is spent deciding which line to wait in, and about one percent is spent shaking a hand and carrying out a 30 second conversation with someone who’s seen a hundred plus other people just like you.

Sound familiar? That’s because I’m talking about the career fair that you all have attended. Many of which you left without any more than a few pens and a flash drive if you were lucky.

So today, I’m here to tell you about how you can stand out, make a positive impression, and ultimately land the job from a recruiter’s perspective.

Research is Key

Research the career fair beforehand. By this I mean that you should look up what companies will be represented and make a game plan about which ones you want to see. Check out … Read More

Two Weeks Notice: To Give or Not to Give

October 24th, 2013

Purpose

The purpose of providing your employer with two weeks’ notice of your intent to quit is to ensure that your employer has enough time to prepare for your departure from the company. This will give you an adequate time frame to complete unfinished projects or train your replacement. Providing two weeks’ notice and working hard during this period may or may not increase your chances of receiving a positive reference for future jobs. This almost always depends on a variety of factors including, but not limited to; your work performance, attendance, and overall work quality prior to your departure.

Considerations

Your employer is not legally obligated to allow you to stay for two weeks after you provide notice unless you are under a contractual agreement. Your supervisor may fire you upon delivery of your notice. Though not all employers will terminate an employee for providing notice, it may happen. Prepare yourself financially … Read More

Transitioning from College to The Real World

September 23rd, 2013

For the past four years the end of summer used to be a celebration. A celebration of the great times boating on long afternoons, playing golf, and sitting around a campfire, yes, but also excitement for the upcoming school year. I couldn’t wait to go watch my beloved Michigan State Spartans take the field for the new football season that was upon us, reunite with old friends, and finally take some courses that I was actually interested in.

This year is different. For the first time in the last 18 years of my life, I’m not heading back to school. Rather, I’m embarking on a new journey into the workplace. So today, I’m here to tell you how I cope and also find excitement by making this new experience something fresh and enjoyable.

Engage with Your Coworkers

Make the office fun by livening up the place. Have fun with coworkers and spend time … Read More