Tag: Job Search

What to Do When You’re Not Feeling Super Motivated About the Post-Grad Job Hunt

What to Do When You’re Not Feeling Super Motivated About the Post-Grad Job Hunt We’ve all been there. You’ve submitted a dozen applications, sent countless “connect” invites on LinkedIn, and gone to the umpteenth virtual networking event, all without getting a single hit. The job or internship hunt can be wildly frustrating, especially when you feel like you’re getting absolutely nowhere. If you’re drained and need…

How To Maintain Your Career Plans During This Pandemic

 With COVID-19 spreading rapidly across the globe, many companies are more concerned with the present rather than looking forward to hiring new employees, resulting in several hiring freezes. While the situation is unprecedented and understandably stressful, it makes this time extremely difficult for seniors who depend on jobs after graduation to support themselves. Esther Leonard, the Assistant Director of Career Education at Boston University, discusses with HerCampus…

3 Tips For Job Hunting During The Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus concern has been spreading like wildfire and it’s causing some major issues for both employers, employees, and job seekers. Some companies are experiencing hiring freezes, alternative interviewing setups (i.e. video interviewing vs. face-to-face), and even layoffs as a result of this pandemic.  So, don’t be surprised if you see hiring slow down over the next few months. In a time…

How to Land an Entry-Level Job When You Think You Might Not Have The Experience

Maybe you’re a fresh graduate, or maybe you’re simply seeking a career change, but it always stings when you scroll through Indeed and Glassdoor only to stumble across the words: “five years of experience required.” For an entry-level position, this is all backwards. How are you, a person with minimal experience, supposed to land an accesible job with a basic resume? Now comes the period…

How to Navigate Your First College Career Fair

Career fairs can be nerve-wracking. Don’t feel discouraged; instead, go in with a plan of attack. Prepping yourself as much as possible is key in calming your nerves. As the saying goes: “Proper preparation prevents poor performance.” So, let’s get prepped! The Wide World of Networking Networking is the key to navigating any career fair. In today’s society, it’s all…

7 Skills To Master For Your Senior Year Job Hunt

If you’re reading this, you’re probably in the stage of life most commonly referred to as “adulting.” Besides having to make your own meals, schedule your own doctor’s appointments, and do your own laundry, there’s something else that you have to face: applying for jobs. Susmita Gautam, a former Peer Career Adviser at George Mason University’s Career Services, and Sean McIntosh, President of Society…

5 Questions You Should Ask At The End Of An Interview

You did everything you needed to do to prepare for your interview. You ran through practice questions, researched industry happenings and even found the perfect “working girl” pants-and-blazer combo to wear on the big day. And unsurprisingly, your interview is going off without a hitch. Just when you think the interview is over and you have the job in the bag, your interviewer asks:…

How To Respond If A Potential Employer Asks You To Work For Free

It’s not unusual for employers to assess job candidates through video chats, phone calls, face-to-face interviews, written tests, and portfolio reviews. In recent months, there has also been an uptick in the number of companies asking candidates to complete assignments representative of the type of work they would be doing in the position under consideration. Candidates have mixed reviews of…