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New Free Service – Career Onward Office Hours Is Now On Facebook Live!

We’re launching Career Onward Office Hours on Facebook Live! Join us for our first session on Monday, November 13 from 3pm – 4pm CST on Facebook Live. We can’t wait to answer your job search and career questions as we support all college students in your college to career transition! This is your opportunity to […]

Tips For Helping Your Job Search Over Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break is a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends and get refreshed before finals. There are also things you can do to give you an edge in the job/internship search process: If you’re seeing friends and family during the holidays, they’ll probably ask you countless questions about your life. Be prepared […]

10 Interview Tips for Doing and Looking Your Best For Video Interviews

Video interviews are a very efficient way for employers to screen applicants, which is why they are increasing in popularity. The keys to a successful video interview is preparation and practice to avoid technology problems and feeling confident communicating in this format. There are two types of video interviews: Synchronous interviews are conducted real time […]

10 Tips To Prepare For Case Interviews

Case interviews are used by consulting, financial services, and an increasing number of other employers to evaluate an applicant’s problem solving, quantitative, analytical, and communication skills coupled with their professional demeanor in a high pressure timed environment. Types of case interview questions: Market sizing, calculation, estimation, numerical Business operations Business strategy Brainteaser, puzzle, IQ questions […]

10 Tips for Successful In-person Interviews

In-person interviews are typically the last step of the recruiting process (unless it’s an on-campus interview) and can range from 30 minutes to multiple interviews on-site during a half or full day company visit. Ten Tips for Successful In-person Interviews Prepare interview stories using the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action, Result) Research the company and make […]

10 Tips To Prepare For a Phone Interview

Phone interviews are often the first round of the hiring process and are typically conducted by a recruiter on the HR team. A recruiter wants to quickly assess three things within the 20-30 minute call; communication skills, experience relevant to the job, and culture/personality fit to the company. A successful phone screen interview is critical […]

Products Students Need For Career Fairs

  The key to success in the job search process is preparation! These are a few things that are always good to have on hand: Business cards Vistaprint Moo Check with your University to see if they offer them Personalized Stationery Minted has many beautifully designed options. TinyPrints also has many nice designs. Paper Source […]

Summer is Over, Now What?

What did you do this summer? Did you Intern? Volunteer? Take a class? Travel? Work a summer job? Study Abroad? Lead at a camp? If you did any one of these or other activities, be sure to add details to your resume and LinkedIn profile. Focus on the ‘Why’ and try to quantify what you did […]

Are YOU Ready for the Career Fair?

  Career Fairs can be overwhelming but with adequate preparation, any student can succeed. Here are some guidelines to help you through the process: What do I bring? A plan of what companies you want to talk to, including practice companies and research on each target company Portfolio (Simple black one with a pad of […]

Misplaced obsession: Getting our kids in the best college, what about the best job?

I’ve always been mystified by the amount of time, money, and effort parents spend   between K-12th grade on sports, fine art lessons, tutoring, camps, travel and education with a clear goal in mind. These experiences will ultimately get my child in the “best” college. Once on campus, little to no money is spent helping this […]

The Concept of Mattering – Why It’s Important to College Students

Working with college students and new grads daily running Career Onward, a personalized career advisory company, we knew that mental health and support play significant roles in the transition outcomes from college to a career. Yet, we also understood there was more to it – we had more to learn. I wasn’t familiar with the […]