Newbie job applicants are often surprised to learn that employers want to see resumes for entry-level listings. Knowing how to write a resume with no experience is an essential life skill, and it can make all the difference between breaking into your field or stagnating in a non-degreed position. Continue reading
How to Identify Your Marketable Skills
Today’s job market is all about self-promotion, especially for creative types. Even if you’re a job seeker who wants to break into a more traditional field than, say, graphic design or social media management, knowing how to identify your marketable skills will give your career launch more velocity.
How to Write a Cover Letter with No Experience
Unless you took a business writing course or two, trying to apply for jobs when you’re fresh out of college can be a nightmare. You need to know how to write a cover letter with no experience, and you’d better get comfortable, because — chances are — your first won’t be your last. Continue reading
Pursuing Professionalism as a Millennial: Why I Have Two Facebook Accounts
When the Millennial Generation makes headlines, the articles tell all about our disdain for organized religion, our political independence, and our dismal unemployment rates. Most thinkers paint us as coddled and self-absorbed: people “who were never spanked and received trophies for participating,” as the popular Internet quote reads. Some would-be allies claim Millennials were raised to believe college degrees would lead directly to stable and highly-paid careers, and that this ingrained philosophy has turned an entire generation into a cohort of insolent moochers. Professionalism, then, is not something for which my generation is known, and any mention of Millennials’ positive qualities is difficult to come by. Continue reading