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.
How are already two-thirds of the way through June? WHERE DOES THE TIME GO? Between spin, starting a new fitness program, weekend getaways with my boyfriend, seeing friends, a full-time job, and a leadership position in an association….it’s been hectic for sure. Anyways, I know a lot of you are in the boat of looking for full-time jobs post-graduation or full-time internships for the Fall. One of those major things that can separate you from the rest of the pack of job-seekers is a killer cover letter.
Gosh it’s a busy time of year! With graduations, summer plans, and just about a thousand other things going on...it can be difficult to wrap your head around the concrete things still left to do! One of those major things that I’m sure is on a lot of your minds is scoring that summer internship or entry level job if you’re about to graduate college. Hopefully, you’ll find these tips helpful, and no fear, everyone finds a job eventually!
Happy Monday, Ramblers!
Last week, I had the pleasure of returning to my old school, CU Boulder, to be a guest speaker at a professional chapter that I was president of during my time in school. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) meeting was on the importance of interviewing.
As I sat there sharing with current students vital tips and pieces of advice, it dawned on me just how critical the interview is in the stage of the job process. As a peer career advisor in school, part of my job was to coach undergraduate students of all majors in how to nail the interview process. I thought it would be helpful to share my best practices for you all, in case you are a young professional in the middle of the job/internship hunt!
How’s the holiday season treating you? Hopefully well! I’m currently curled up by my fireplace with the Christmas lights and holiday movies playing as I write this. Anyways, if you’re anything like me, as much as you love the holidays, you also like getting a head start on the New Year. For many of you young adults who will be looking for summer internships, or your first job if you're graduating in May; this one's for you. To start your new year job search, I’ve put together a couple of job search strategies and tips that will hopefully give you some guidance.