For many recent grads, the struggle right now to find a job amidst a global pandemic can seem daunting at best, and impossible at worst. I feel you; I was there not too long ago!
Don’t fret however, because now is the time for perfecting the resume, drafting a cover letter (or five), scheduling informational interviews with those in your industry, and pulling together a portfolio of work to showcase for when you evidently land that interview. And hey, since you have the time now, it’s as good of a time as any to compile your best pieces! Here are the top five tips for putting together a website portfolio.
Graduating college is an immense accomplishment, and it’s a feat that deserves a proper celebration. I know many of our recent 2020 grads are settling into life post-graduation (and I’m sure a global pandemic throws a bit of a wrench in that plan). Recently, my friends and I gave mini-commencement speeches to our fellow friends that graduated this semester.
I too was tasked with giving a speech, so I rifled through the best commencement speeches in history to manifest some inspiration for my own. In the end, I ended up sharing some of the top quotes from other famous commencement speeches, and I thought I’d share these with you all too to offer some inspiration to fellow recent graduates. Especially with the current climate, we could all use a bit of motivation. Enjoy!
Are you, like me, stuck inside your house for the next few weeks due to isolation and social distancing? Are you, like me, going a tad crazy? I’m work remote for awhile, so I’m definitely going a little stir crazy. But, we all need to do our part to protect those who are societies most vulnerable and do our best to flatten the curve. So, while you’re being that upstanding member of society and doing your part by staying home, here’s a few ideas to keep you occupied and spruce up your professional life.
We’re a month into 2020, but how many of you have stayed focused and organized? If you’re anything like me... I’m going to guess your inbox is already overflowing, the meetings are stacking up, and that little bit of clarity you had from holiday break has vanished.
That’s ok! Deep breath. Check-in with yourself and reevaluate. Here are a few tips for staying on the organized train and properly managing your work projects.
I hope you’re having a good 2020 so far! One week down, hold strong to your goals and keep trucking along. If you are one that believes in the “New Year, New Me” propaganda, then you might as well feel the same way about updating your resume. 2020 is the year you reach your professional goals, and that starts with a resume refresh! Here are a few tips to get you started.
With 2020 coming up in a little over a month, the scramble to get one’s life together before the new decade is ON. Think back, how did you start out this decade? This year? This week?
Are you proud of what you’ve accomplished, or perhaps you’re starting with a clean slate? No matter where you’re at in life, 2020 is a great time to refresh and rebrand both the personal and professional person you want to be. They say hindsight is 2020 but get in front of the workplace trends before you get behind. Young professionals, this list is for YOU!
Sorry, I’m a little behind, I’m currently on vacation for a few days up in Montana visiting my boyfriend. This week, since it’s my professional topic, I wanted to talk about a super cool feature called LinkedIn Live. As a communications specialist, I have to always be up to date on the trends and new features rolling out across all social media platforms.
LinkedIn live is a feature that came out earlier in the year, but it’s still in beta form testing, so only a few thousand individuals and companies have access to it. I got my company approved for it over the summer and have been dabbling in it ever since. For young people looking to stand out on LinkedIn, or if you’re a social media manager like me and you want it for your company; here’s a full run down and review of LinkedIn Live. Also, my cousin Allen Gannett does an excellent job showcasing how to use LinkedIn Live as an individual, which you can watch here.
Last week I spoke in one of my old college Public Relations association's meeting on a young professionals panel for students interested in PR and communication careers. Going back to my college campus definitely made me nostalgic, but I loved being able to share my 'year' of wisdom with current students and help empower them to take on their careers.
Ah, fall is in the air and let me tell you, it is nice! I love the Autumn season, and it’s also a prime time for internship/job hunting for those who took the summer off. When it comes to making yourself a Grade-A professional, you might want to brush up on some of the top skills that employers are looking for.
How many do you have? Which ones do you want to learn? Let me know in the comments below.
By: Bailey G.
Happy Tuesday! I can’t believe it’s already August, I swear time flies by so much faster in the summer compared to the rest of the year. Anyways, I’m sure the majority of you are either A) preparing to head back to college, B) still in post-grad job search mode, or C) settling into your first entry-level job nicely. No matter where you are, it’s important to head into the fall with a clean profile, updated resume, and plan of attack for professional success! Check out these 5 Tips for professional success post-summertime season.