August is right around the corner. Summer is almost over… and, by definition, so is your summer internship.
So now is a good time to think about the final weeks of your summer gig, and perhaps the last chance you’ll have to tie up loose ends, communicate with colleagues and make yourself stand out to your supervisor…
When you need really good career advice… someone to guide you toward your first or next job… who do you turn to? Who gives out practical, actionable advice you can put to use right away?
Today, YouTern helps answer that question with the 2014 version of our “Top 50 Bloggers for Young Careerists”!
While recently flying back home from a business trip, I noticed a young man seated in the row in front of me as he had a brief conversation with a seat mate. After some quick introductions, it came out that he was looking for a job and he was working on his resume. (Yes, I held my tongue as I am a professional resume writer!)
But as soon as the plane took off, he put on his headphones, and shut out the world for the rest of the 5 hour flight. And missed some great opportunities…
Eight years ago when my partner and I started our branding firm, we were both in our twenties and had a desire to make a mark on the world. Yet, as young guns with no prior agency experience and $250 to our names, all we had was ambition and heart. Everyone warned us how much we had to learn, but you don’t realize how little you know until you actually take the leap. If I were 22 all over again, here’s the note I would’ve left pinned to my door: Never Eat Your Soul to Fill Your Belly It’s one thing to be hungry. It’s another to give
Especially in the workplace, so much has been made of the perceived differences in generations. At times, the whole conversation has become an “us” against “them” battle between Millennials and Baby Boomers with Gen X sitting over in the corner saying, “Hey, don’t forget about us!”
As you can see in this infographic from Monster, though, there isn’t too much difference in how the generations perceive what is important to them at work, what we look for in a company, entrepreneurism and so much more…
Today’s workforce practically requires every college student to gain professional experience before landing an entry-level job. And one of the best options for college students to gain that experience: internships.
But what if that internship is less than satisfactory? What if what looked good on paper, isn’t so good in real life?