Trust me, I’ll be the first to admit that the beginning of a new semester is stressful. A new semester brings new classes with new structures, a new set of responsibilities among your extracurriculars, and sometimes even new living situations.
Finding experience can be hard.
And it’s even harder when you’re new to the field. Almost every job, even entry-level and internships, are showing preference for people with previous experience. And to me, this seems absurd.
But the challenge of “you need experience to get experience” can be overcome. All you need is initiative and a little free time.
Here are six ways to get the experience you need, without having to apply for it.
Freshman year is a year of trying new things, living in the moment, and enjoying the freedoms of college.
But among all of the exciting things associate with college, even as freshman, a career is on the mind.
What can I do with my major? How do I find and apply for jobs? There are a lot of questions that start swarming through a college freshman’s mind.
But don’t fret, here’s a secret: you don’t have to figure everything out in your first year. Instead, here are five easy ways to help your career as a freshman.
The day of being able to bombard customers with messages, hoping to convince them that they need to buy your product, is quickly passing. Efforts focused on traditional marketing — marketing that interrupts the day of the consumer — are being shifted to content marketing.
So it’s likely that you’ve heard about content marketing. But do you know what it really means?
Here’s my quick dive on content marketing:
First it’s friends and school. Then it’s internships… and jobs.
With the hustle and bustle of the millions of things to figure out and decisions to be made, student organizations often feel like an after-thought in college.
But student orgs can be extremely helpful in getting experience, making friends, and networking. Here’s five ways that student organizations can help your career:
“Live to work” or “work to live”? Why not do both?
Chances are if you’re reading this, you have an interest in photography. And if that’s true, I have great news for you.
Turning your hobby into a business is fun, easy and rewarding. You can make money, network, and dive into the business and marketing as much as you’d like.
So, if you’re looking to start your own photography business, here’s 7 easy steps to get you started:
What comes up when people Google you? Is it something you’d want a future employer seeing?
Employers use online resources to vet their candidates all the time. They look at LinkedIn, and even your Facebook page.
And we know this. There’s countless guides and advice on how to clean up your online presence for employers… to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward.
But what if, instead, when people Google’d your name, they came across a well-branded, clean cut website that you actually wanted them to see. That’s why the future is in the online resume.
Creatives have been using online portfolios for a while now, but it’s becoming more and more common for all business people to have an online work history. Many people use LinkedIn, but you need more than that.
“So, do you have any blogging experience?” “Well, no, not yet.”
I was interviewing for a marketing internship that was heavily focused on creating content for a company blog… and I didn’t have a single lick of blogging experience.
I got the position anyways. Then, proceeded to struggle through writing blog post after blog post for an entire semester. That’s when I decided I needed to start blogging.