If you have imagined yourself as someone like Miranda Priestly in Devil Wears Prada (or even further as her prototype character in real life — Anna Wintour) working in an office full of buzz and creativity, then the editorial career is not just a close guess but your destiny! Once you have made up your mind about the career choice in this domain, the sooner you start, the better it is for your editorial professional skills! Nowadays, life is so fast and there is a lot of competition for such cool jobs as magazine editors, for example. Therefore, you must act now!
Today with the increased pressing to find a job, higher rates of unemployment, competition for best university places due to increased globalization, it is not surprising that more and more students get stressed about their grades. So does college GPA matter? A lot of students think that their GPA results will limit their job prospects. The truth is that for graduates their college GPA is important because very often it is the only thing that demonstrates their intellectual ability as well as measures the number of efforts they have put into their knowledge and education. But what is important to understand is that over time the importance of GPA diminishes and what actually matters is your professional success, the names of the companies you worked for, and the feedback about you as an employee (from your ex-bosses and ex-colleagues). Continue reading “Is College GPA important?”
No matter in what sphere you are hoping to find a job, there is such a common thing as an interview that you will have to pass in order to be considered for a position. Every interview is structured more or less in the same manner including an introduction about yourself, a presentation of the company’s services to you, and then some behavioral questions and technical knowledge that your employers will be testing to make a final decision.
Below we will be looking at the 2 most recurring so-called “fit-questions” which are designed effectively to test your suitability to the company’s corporate culture. Recruiters want to make sure that if they hire you, it will be nice for their colleagues to see your face in the office minimum 8 hours per day and that you will not give up after the first problem you encounter. Continue reading “2 Most Popular Fit Questions at Interviews”
A lot of college students get jobs for various reasons. It could be in order to get some work experience or earn some extra cash. For some, it’s a necessity because their college tuition may be just too expensive. Some students immediately go for multiple jobs depending on how urgently they need the money. So how is it even possible to handle multiple jobs and school at the same time? If you’re not careful you might burn yourself out before mid-quarter and have to drag yourself to the university. You start to fall behind on responsibilities and your grades go downhill. There’s the potentiality of this leading to chronic stress, and let’s not even talk about the consequences of that.Continue reading “Tips for Balancing Work and Study as a College Student”
It is autumn, another academic year has started and for many students out there it will be their final year at university. This means that they will have to find an internship or graduate work and transform gradually into adult life. If it happens to be one of you, dear reader, you know that now is the right time to start thinking about what you are going to do after graduation.
There are different phases of the job-hunting process that include deciding what you want to do in your professional life, asking yourself if you have the experience to match the requirements of the job you are interested in, the actual application process, and the final stage — winning performance at the interview.
Although it might be partly true that getting a job is about being at the right place at the right time, such an extra effort as getting organized about your job hunting approach will serve you well in the years to come. So let’s get started!Continue reading “How to land a graduate job”