Stand Out – Career Onward Blog

Career Tips: What You Can Do in 15 Minutes

We can all find 15 minutes right? I challenge you to take a break from social media, Netflix or napping and invest 15 minutes in your future. 1:3 professionals are on LinkedIn so it’s an important community to join. 3 High Value Things to do on LinkedIn: Upload a high quality headshot -look friendly & […]

I Attended the Career Fair, Now What?

You survived the lines and jockeying for position to communicate your pitch and entered your contact information in an iPad. Now what? Instead of waiting to hear from the company, now is a great time to take action with the companies you really liked and stand out. 5 steps to take after the Career Fair: […]

Tips to Make the Most of an Informational Interview

It’s amazing what you can learn from someone who’s actually doing the job you want. People like to talk about their work. But before you reach out, prepare, so you make the most of the time. Set a clear goal for the call Develop a set of questions Be sensitive to their time (30 minutes […]

The Value of Persistence

There’s a lot to be said about the power of persistence. In Webster’s, it’s defined as the “firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.” Too many times, we sell ourselves short due to fear, anxiety, or emotional exhaustion. A successful job search requires a LOT of persistence. From […]

How College Students Can Leverage LinkedIn for Career Fairs

With 450 million users on LinkedIn, including one out of every 3 professionals in the U.S., LinkedIn is the place to be for college students to get noticed. Yet, most students don’t leverage LinkedIn and use it to their advantage, especially as it relates to career fairs.   Check out these tips to stand out […]

What’s Your 60 Second Career Fair Pitch?

I know it’s hard to believe. You really can stand out from the crowd and make a memorable impression with a recruiter in 30-60 seconds with a well-rehearsed pitch. Use this simple structure to create your own short authentic story. 1. Intro: Offer your name, a firm handshake, and give them a resume and business card 2. Objective: […]

Dress the Part for Your Career Fair and Interviews

We’ve all heard the familiar adage, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” For better or worse, this is accurate, especially as it relates to career fairs and interviews. As the world becomes more casual, it’s hard to determine when business professional or business casual attire is appropriate. We’ve made it easy! Check out […]

Stand Out at Your Career Fair with Student Business Cards

Career Fairs are a challenge as there are so many people to meet and so little time! Make the most of your college career fair by presenting business cards to recruiters and hiring managers in addition to your resumes, as you will reap the benefits. The benefits are many: Recruiters know you planned ahead More […]

What Company Culture Fits You Best?

What things are you looking for with company culture? There’s been a big shift from cubicles to collaborative workspaces and 8-5pm work days in the office to flexible schedules and remote offices. As work environments continue to evolve, it’s important for students to think about what company culture and work setting will allow them to […]

What are Soft Skills and Why do They Matter?

Employers want students with soft skills – what does that mean? Every week there’s a news article about the need for college students to have effective communication and interpersonal skills. But, what does that really mean? How do you acquire and then demonstrate these skills to employers? Let’s focus on 5 key communication skills employer’s […]

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day weekend! Did you know this holiday was created to celebrate the contributions of American workers – 125M and counting. If you’re searching for a job, be sure to check this link here to see what industry sectors are growing or shrinking. You always want to be with a company and industry that is growing!  

Invest in Yourself

Invest 30 minutes in yourself and find out what your strengths are with Strength Finders 2.0. Plus, it’s a top 5 business book and employers may ask about your results. Take the online assessment here and get immediate results or order the book online here to get your access code! Then go celebrate as you learned something […]