Making the Most of your Summer Internship

So, you've finally landed a summer internship, congratulations! Here are some tips to help you make the most of this great opportunity. Define your Goals - Before you start your summer internship, one of the best things you can do is take some time to identify the skills you are interested in honing. These do not necessarily need to be related to your field of study. Maybe you are a chemistry major and want to get some experience with social media marketing. Whatever the case, having a ...
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7 Things a Job Seeker Should Never Include on Their Resume

Our resume writers know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to creating the perfect resume. Your resume portrays how you want to be seen as a professional and while It’s great that you also happen to be an awesome person with a cool personal life, stray from including any personal information until you secure the job and get to know your professional environment and coworkers better. Check out what our resume writers had to say about the issue: Read the original article on job...
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Career in Motion…How to Get Things Moving in the Right Direction

Read the original article on jobs.ccgmag.com. Copyright 2016 If you want to get your career moving in the right direction, ask yourself this question: "What do I love about my work?". Your answer to this question can point you in the right direction to getting your career on the desired track. Whether you are looking for that big promotion, ready to leave for a new position, or wanting to start your own company, starting with what you love to do is always the right step. Your passion for ...
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The Summer Internship Search Process

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Finding a summer internship can help you get your foot in the door at a great company and even help you land your first post-collegiate gig. Usually the internship search cycle begins in January, but if you are just getting started, it’s not too late. If you are unsure how to start, we’ve outlined the process for you below.   Finding Ideas - A good way to start brainstorming is by googling the phrase “Summer internships for ______ majors”. Keep a list of companies, project typ...
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Using College to Prepare for Career

You’ve made the decision to further your education to obtain the career of your dreams. Great! Now is the time to ask yourself, how can I use my college years to prepare for my career? It’s simple! Follow these steps and take ownership of your future!   Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor: Sit down with your academic advisor and discuss realistic educational and career plans. Examine the linkage between offered courses or majors and your desired career. Discuss sp...
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Resume Evaluation

When you submit your resume to CCG JobMatch through the resume portal, a member of the CCG JobMatch staff reviews and grades it when you meet the qualifications for an open position. Remember, your resume is a living document that should be revised as you continue to grow professionally. Below is a copy of the rubric we use to evaluate resumes.     Resume Basics: Objective, if used, states what candidate is looking for and what candidate offers to position. Whil...
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Unpacking the Marketable Skills in Your Work History

When writing your work history, it can be difficult to know which jobs to include and how to frame them in the strongest way possible.  Sometimes it may feel like none of your work history is relevant to the position you are applying for. However, a strong resume uses work history, classes, and projects as a way to tell a story. While at first glance you might feel like there is no way a hiring manager will take you seriously, often times your work history is full of marketable gems that you ju...
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Resume Basics

Congratulations! Maybe this is your very first resume, or maybe you’re an old pro—but the fact that you are updating your resume means you are on the verge of something big and exciting. For those of you who are new to resume writing, this article is for you. The most important thing to keep in mind when you are planning or revising your resume is that you must have a clear vision of the professional image you want your resume to portray. We will discuss this further in another post. Fi...
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Networking Tips for Introverts, Quiet Folks, and Those Who Self-Identify as Socially Awkward.

The idea of networking can be daunting to young professionals. Networking can be even more nerve-wracking for folks who aren’t naturally extroverted and those who feel ill-at-ease in a crowd. If you are a pro at working a room, that’s great! But if you’re not, here are a few tips to help you navigate networking events more easily.   Approach people who are standing by themselves At networking events where everyone is expected to be social, there are often a number of peop...
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Principles of Networking

  As a student or young professional, the idea of networking can be daunting. Maybe you aren’t sure what networking means, or maybe you just feel uncomfortable doing it. A common misconception is that networking has to be a stressful and phony experience. In reality, networking is about finding people you click with that can help you reach a goal and vice versa. Networking should be a mutually beneficial, and pleasant experience. Whatever your point of view on networking, here are a few ba...
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