Articles tagged with Resume

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

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

How to Get Real-World Experience in Your College Major

How to Get Real-World Experience in Your College Major

While pursuing your college degree, you will take many classes that will help you explore your intended field. The knowledge gained from these major-focused courses can be very beneficial; however, gaining real-world experience in your college major can be the extra boost you need when entering the job search. Unfortunately, many students neglect to get real-world experience during their schooling, only to realize its importance once it’s too late. You can get real-world experience in your college major by taking on internships, career-related jobs, and relevant extracurriculars while in school. Having examples from classes can be helpf ... Read More About How to Get Real-World Experience in Your College Major

A Checklist for Your Final Semester of Grad School

A Checklist for Your Final Semester of Grad School

During your final semester of grad school, you may be asking yourself, “What’s next?” While in grad school, one tends to focus only on grad school itself and it is hard to see (let alone imagine) the light at the end of the tunnel. With classes, assignments, networking, and the impending job search, things can quickly become overwhelming. Fortunately, a checklist for your final semester of grad school can help keep these priorities straight. Everyone’s experience with grad school is different. Whether your journey has been two years or eight years, it can be helpful to stay prepared with a checklist for your final seme ... Read More About A Checklist for Your Final Semester of Grad School

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