YouTern’s Friday “You Can’t Miss This…” Posts

While searching for an internship or a job, there’s so much to learn – and so many questions that need answering.

Resumes, networking, interview techniques, how to find a good manager – or to survive a bad one, start-up versus corporation, mentorship, reverse-mentorship, virtual internships… whew!

Thankfully there are hundreds of helpful resources out there in the blogosphere – way more information than any one person has time to access. And that’s where YouTern helps!

Each day, we read and comment on blog posts, and often come across internship and career-related posts we know you would enjoy, but may have missed.

Here are several important posts we came across this week…

A Personal Roadmap for Where You Should be in Your Summer Internship Right Now – Jodi Glickman – (@GreatontheJob)

It’s July – and that means that summer internship season is well under way. It goes by fast! Are you managing your internship as effectively as you should? In her instructive post, Jodi Glickman asks “How do you manage your all-important internship? More specifically, how do you make the experience worthwhile both from a learning perspective and from a strategic perspective?”

You’ll gain some step-by-step ideas that will help you get the most from your current internship, and get you already moving toward your next position.

Think It’s Easy to Change Your Life? – Mark Babbitt – (@YouTernMark)

Take one part rant. Mix in the real life story of a 55 year old intern. Add a cup of encouraging words to all interns out there (of any age) who are working hard to change their lives.

A short post, well worth a minute or two of your time.

Job Searching on Facebook: There are Many Apps for That – Heather Huhman – (@HeatherHuhman)

You’re on Facebook every day. Why not use it to help you find your next gig?

Heather lists the good and the bad on several of the newest and best Facebook apps for potential candidates.

Is Your Email Address Preventing You From Getting the Job You Want? – Kristen Creager – (@KristenCreag)

Did you know that some recruiters judge the potential efficacy of a candidate by their email address? And we’re not talking the obvious address that makes your credibility as a CEO candidate somewhat suspect. Apparently if your email still ends in @yahoo or @aol, recruiters may not hire you because you need to join the 21st century, Grampa!

Editor’s note: this post has started quite a lively debate in its comments section. Check it out! (You do that, while I move my @yahoo contacts to my new Gmail account…)

Rethinking the Resume – Katie Morse – (@misskatiemo)

Like a living species, resumes are evolving. QR Code Resume… Infographic Style Resume…

Katie gives the reader some food for thought on ways to stand out creatively from the competition the next time they update their resume.

(I admit… I have neither of those types of resume. Mine is old school Word doc, baby! Which… after I read this post I realized may not cut it anymore.)

We hope you enjoyed this week’s installment of YouTern’s Friday “You Can’t Miss This…”. Join us each Friday morning – and tell your time-strapped friends!!

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About the Author: A passionate supporter of Gen Y talent, CEO and Founder of YouTern Mark Babbitt is a serial entrepreneur and mentor. Mark has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Forbes and Under30CEO regarding internships, higher education’s role in preparing emerging talent for the workforce and career development. Recently, Mark was honored to be named to GenJuice’s list of “Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors”. You can contact Mark via email or on Twitter: @YouTernMark.

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