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5 Essential Resume Tips for Students

The job market is competitive, so if you’re a student or recent graduate on the job hunt, you need to make sure your resume is compelling and persuasive. The good news is there are several small tweaks to make that …

By Andrew Fennell - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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How To Use LinkedIn When Looking For A Job

With more than 800 million members, LinkedIn can be a helpful tool when looking for a new job in today’s competitive market, but what’s the best way to land an interview? Are there mistakes you should avoid on LinkedIn? Keep …

By Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES
Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES Career Coach
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How to cope with job search burnout

Looking for a job can sometimes feel like a full-time job in itself. It takes hard work and focus to search, apply, and prepare for interviews. There’s can also be serious anxiety that accompanies a job search, whether it’s stress …

By Shelby Konkel - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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Handshake: How to use Saved Searches to Find the Jobs You Want

With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for you?

When you create your Handshake profile, and add your interests like cities and job roles, you’ll start to receive personalized job …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager
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Three types of goals you should be setting during your internship to make the most of your experience

You landed the internship. Congratulations! Now let’s talk about what really matters — pursuing your internship experience with intention. All too often a student will reach out to me looking for advice because they aren’t satisfied with the experience they …

By Jenna Rein Zipf - Symba
Symba
Symba is the leading program management platform powering thousands of workforce development programs, including internships, bootcamps, apprenticeships, and more!
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4 ways to succeed at your first job

Starting a new job can be nerve-wracking, but starting your very first job is a whole different ball game. Entering the workforce means you’re entirely new to work life, and that’s a certain kind of pressure that can sometimes feel …

By Sean Kelly - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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How to succeed in your first virtual interview

No matter how many you’ve done, interviews are always daunting. This can be particularly difficult with your first interview or if you’ve not had one in a while. Preparation is key to succeeding. Everyone has different strategies to get in …

By Jessica Day - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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So You Attended a Virtual Career Fair… Now What?

Keep the momentum going from your meetings with employers after the fair has wrapped up! Follow up with employers in Handshake via:

Sending messages to the recruiters you met with
Following their company profile (receive notifications of employer activity at …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager
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June 23rd Virtual Summer Fair – Open Roles and DEI Commitments

Options are Nice:  Did you know that next Thursday’s (6/23) 2022 Virtual Tri-Campus Summer Job & Internship Fair includes 83 employers actively recruiting for over 500 open roles?

Explore two just-released fair resources curated by the Career & Internship Center …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager
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Handshake: 10 Steps to Make a Great First Impression at Work

You’ve probably heard that first impressions are important. But what does it mean to make a good first impression at work—and how do you do it? Handshake’s blog post outlines a step-by-step guide for you to get your new job …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager
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