Articles tagged with Career Advice

5 Tips for Writing Your First Resume

5 Tips for Writing Your First Resume

Searching for your first post-college job can be both exhilarating and intimidating. One key to getting your foot in the door is to understand what it takes to compose an effective resume. Most resumes follow a set structure and include information such as an objective, level of education, and work experience. The challenge comes when deciphering how to organize this information and understanding how much detail to include. Before hitting the job market, ensure your resume sets you up for success. Here are tips for writing your first resume: Tips for the resume objective The objective section of a resume is an introduction that briefly expl ... Read More About 5 Tips for Writing Your First Resume

How to Continue Learning After College

How to Continue Learning After College

Once you walk across the stage and receive your diploma, you’ve entered a new chapter in your life. Life after exiting the college bubble can be confusing, challenging, and, at times, overwhelming. You spend four years absorbing as much information as possible and developing successful habits and patterns. But how do you take what you’ve learned in college and carry those skills over into the real world? Moreover, how do you find relevant ways to continue learning even after you’ve said goodbye to your alma mater? You can continue learning after college by seeking professional development opportunities at your workplace and ... Read More About How to Continue Learning After College

Internship vs. Co-op: Know the Difference Between These Two Programs

Internship vs. Co-op: Know the Difference Between These Two Programs

In most career fields, a strong college GPA is only one aspect of nabbing an entry-level job. Employers are more likely to interview—and ultimately hire—job candidates with relevant work experience. There are two main ways students can gain job experience while in college: through either internships or cooperative education programs, also known as co-ops. While both are similar programs with the same end goal, it’s important to know the difference between an internship and a co-op. What is an internship? Colleges and universities often strongly encourage students to complete an internship. Internships can be paid or unpaid ... Read More About Internship vs. Co-op: Know the Difference Between These Two Programs

4 Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job

4 Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job

The following is a guest post written by Caitlin Grove, an Associate Content Coordinator for Varsity Tutors. When you start to see the light at the end of the college tunnel, one particular question may cross your mind: “How do I land my dream job?” The idea of exiting the college journey and moving directly to your dream career is enticing. The harsh reality is that it isn’t a simple process. Before I landed my current position as Associate Content Coordinator with Varsity Tutors, I had to be honest with myself about what the term “dream job” meant for me and how I would ultimately get there. In some ways ... Read More About 4 Tactics for Landing Your Dream Job

3 Internship Goals to Set Right Now

3 Internship Goals to Set Right Now

This post is part of a month-long series to help you start 2018 on the right foot. Throughout January, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks on how to reignite your passion for learning this winter. Internships can provide college students with the opportunity to gain experience in their desired field before graduation. After landing an internship, it’s important to focus on getting the most out of the experience. One great way to ensure this? Make a list of goals to accomplish during your internship, such as remaining open to new experiences and taking advantage of networking opportunities. Here are three interns ... Read More About 3 Internship Goals to Set Right Now

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