You may have been an all-star student in undergrad, but if you can’t demonstrate a certain level of professionalism in the workplace, you probably won’t be holding on to your first job for very long. One of the most common problems facing graduates just entering the job market is that they have little to no professional experience, and consequently don’t have much real-world experience around professionalism, meeting etiquette, and how to behave in the office.
Check out our in-depth guide on developing a level of professionalism and office etiquette that will not only cement your position at the company but also increase your value to your employer.
I’m sure you’ve heard many times that without an internship, you’re not going to find a job in your desired field. While there is some truth to this (without experience it’s much harder to find a full-time job), there may also be ways that your internship is actually preventing you from getting the necessary experience.
Before you commit to a business and become their summer or school year intern (or if you already are), watch out for these signs that the position may actually hurt your career.
Applying to any job can be stressful and full of pitfalls. No one is a fan of the anxiety, stress, and unwritten rules of the job search and application process regardless of how well qualified they are. Applying to a startup is similar in some respects to a standard company, but there are also major differences that you should consider before you look into applying for a startup job.
When people think of liberal arts they most commonly think of majors like history, literature, writing, language, or philosophy. All of these hold weight when applying for a job; companies will always need people that know a second language, can write a terrific white paper, or reason with clients as a sharp, analytical thinker.