October 18, 2019
Belen is a journalism graduate student at California State University, Northridge. She spends her time interning wherever she can and tweeting her heart out. You can follow her @journobelen.
October 15, 2019
These days, it's all too common for job seekers to take a job that isn't in their industry. The ever-increasing competitive job market certainly doesn't help. But you've got bills to pay, food to eat, and possibly a family to support.
Although it's tough to stay happy at a job you don't necessarily want, you know the position is taking care of your financial needs at the moment. But how can you advance your skills for a future career growth or job opportunities? If you're worried you might not be getting the experience you need, here are three ways to keep fortifying your professional talents.
Although it would be ideal to have a job before you relocate to a new location, sometimes time isn’t on your side. Whether you're relocating with your significant other, looking to start fresh, or moving for different reasons, you need a job stat. Related: 3 Tips For Maximizing Your Out-Of-State Resume Whatever your situation might be, here are some tips on how to find an out-of-state job:
October 04, 2016
Picture this: It’s the first day of college and you don’t know anyone in class. The professor splits the students up into groups and gets you and your classmates to do some ice breaker exercises. You don’t share much about yourself because you’re a little nervous, yet as soon as class is over, you go to your dorm and add several of your classmates on Facebook or started following them on Twitter. Related: Top 10 People You Must Have In Your Network To Find A Job You don’t know them very well, but you figure it would benefit you down the road in your college career. You keep up with their posts, try to start conversations, and retweet their tweets - all without really knowing these people. But why is it so easy to connect online and not so much when you’re talking to someone face-to-face?
Looking for a job is not an easy task, especially when you’ve been out of a job for more than six months. You don’t know what day it is, you don’t have to wake up early (at least not for work), and you’ve developed a not-so-friendly relationship with your computer. Related: The 3-Step ‘Beat Unemployment’ Plan In the more extreme of cases, your bills may be piling up and you don’t know how to pay them or you’ve moved in with a friend or family member until you could get back on your feet. All of these things, and then some, could get you in an unemployment funk - one that may not be easy to get out of if you don’t take measures against it. According to the American Psychological Association, the stresses of unemployment (and underemployment) can lead to serious psychological issues such as: depression, anxiety, psychosomatic symptoms, a low self-esteem, and so on. Although unemployment is a serious issue, there are ways to prevent yourself from submitting to the unemployment funk that not only affects you, but those around you. Sandy Shephard, who’s been unemployed for almost four months now, shared some of the ways she keeps herself busy while she continues to look for work. Here are her suggestions:
We’ve all heard about how 5 Tips To Create A Great Professional Blog can benefit writers who are looking to publish their work, but what if you’re not a writer? Could blogging still benefit you? In what ways? RELATED: 5 Tips To Create A Great Professional Blog Blogging is more than writing your thoughts and feelings about a topic you’re passionate about. In fact, blogging could entail many things. You could post videos, photos, infographics, and any other creations you can think of. You can offer help, post tutorials, and even earn money in some instances. Whatever you choose to produce when starting a blog, if taken seriously, it could be a great way to showcase your work as a professional.
If you’ve been lucky enough to land an interview and survived it, you know what I’m going to talk about: the waiting game. We’ve all had to endure this at some point in our job seeking careers. We stare at our computer screens all day with our e-mail Inboxes open, we check our phones every five minutes (sometimes even less than that), we even check our regular mail boxes - you know, just in case. RELATED: Need some interview tips? Watch these tutorials! Regardless of what we do while we wait for that acceptance or rejection, doing any of the aforementioned will only stress you out.