Today with the increased pressing to find a job, higher rates of unemployment, competition for best university places due to increased globalisation, 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?”
If you are planning to begin your new life chapter by going to college in September, you should be already thinking about a list of dorm necessities that will make your university life comfortable and transition from home barely noticeable. By thinking about the things you might need in the long run at university, you will make your college time productive and you will be able to save some money on the run.
Despite the fact that in winter we gained one extra hour from Daylight Saving Time, it looks like we manage to do even less than in the summer. Taking into account, we decided to cover some helpful tools and tips for organising your time. This should make you more effective in managing your daily tasks as well as enable the after-holiday transition into working mode somewhat easier.
Continue reading “Helpful Resources to Organise Your Daily Life”
Despite the fact that you’ve just passed your exams in December and started the second semester, we decided to share our advice on how to prepare a Cover Letter for your graduate job hunting. Never forget that the one who has the information is the one who rules the world!
Here we will touch on the structure of the letter and the information you should include to raise your chances of landing an interview. Continue reading “How to Write a Cover Letter”
Have you ever noticed that from time to time during exam preparation period your mind switches to thinking about what you can eat? At the time when you are trying to focus, your mind is craving for food, in particular, sugary snacks that apparently boost your energy and improve your concentration. But you have probably noticed as well, that very soon you will be craving for chocolate again… and again. Eating lots of sugary and fattening foods during concentration times comes unnoticed which over the time leads to such unpleasant problems as overweight, allergies and high cholesterol. Continue reading “Brainy Foods That Will Help You Focus”
Not long ago we were all operating in the Christmas mode with clear goals about what was left to be done for our family dinner or how many presents were lacking under the Christmas tree. All this fuss is over now and do you know what you are going to do for the rest of your Christmas break? Here at Booksrun we decided to suggest some ideas for your free time this winter so that you can enter the New 2019 Year full of new energy and ready for new career and academic achievements! Continue reading “Ideas for Christmas Break”
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”
TV show host, actress, producer, business woman, philanthropist, publisher, chairman of Oprah Winfrey Network, spiritual leader… it is not a full list of accomplishments of the most powerful media personality in the world – Oprah Winfrey. Her name denotes a business phenomenon, “Oprah Effect”, when her TV show has helped many businesses to raise their profit and many people to launch their TV careers. Here we are going to have a look at what qualities help Oprah to enjoy such an overwhelming success and what can be learned from her success story.
“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”
Like a modern Renaissance man, it is difficult to choose a domain where Michael Bloomberg has not tried his hand at. A banker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, billionaire, politician, activist, media mogul, avid pilot… and it is not a full list of accomplishments of just one single person. His name has even been used to name the “Bloomberg” information terminals which have become indispensable for traders, working in the financial markets industry. His quick thinking and unbelievably rigorous work ethic have let him foresee how accurate early information from first hands can become a valuable asset in our information age and construct a whole eco-system around this idea. Here we will have a look at how a man who was made redundant at his well-paid job at 40 years old, managed to change the whole financial world, and even win the elections for the mayor of New York.
“Life is too short to spend your time avoiding failure,”
— Michael Bloomberg Continue reading “What Can We Learn from Michael Bloomberg’s Story”
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”