Category Archives: career

Goldilocks and The Three Bears of Business

You get the anticipated callback and that’s when the questions come firing in; “So, why are you applying for this position? You seem too___.” Continue reading Goldilocks and The Three Bears of Business

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Life’s Not About A Job– It’s About Purpose

Have you ever really sat down to think about your life, your purpose, your “element”, and then realize that frankly, your job or career path is not in-line with any of them? Maybe it’s okay to step back and re-evaluate your current situation. Where else can life take you if you realize that we’re more than just a fancy position title and puffed resume– we’re beings, with a purpose.

 

 

Trouble finding your passion? Here’s a little Monday Motivation

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“If you don’t have an obvious passion, follow your curiosity.”– Elizabeth Gilbert

Remember, it’s okay not to know what your one true passion is right this second. Take some time to follow your curiosity– it may just lead you to your passion.

Listen to author Elizabeth Gilbert’s story on creativity and passion on TED Radio Hour.

Happy Monday.

If You’re Graduating, You’ll Need One of These: Limited Edition ‘Hire Me’ Decal

Commencement season is here, and if you are one of the lucky graduates, you may want to grab one of our limited edition ‘Hire Me’ decals while you  still can. Remember to take a pic with your  ‘Hire Me’ cap and  IG: @Swaggerless with the hashtag #HireMe to share your accomplishments on the site. 2014 Get HIRED! 

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Limited edition ‘Hire Me’ mortarboard decal

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How To Make It On National TV– Drama Free

It was spring 2009 and I was graduating. Another commencement, aka the start of something new. I needed a way to stand out from the sea of other graduates dawned from head to toe in academic regalia. (We paid 100K some odd dollars for this ensemble—you’re damn right I’m trying to stand out.) Continue reading How To Make It On National TV– Drama Free

The Simple Trick to Upgrading Your Resume Bullet Points

(Via The Muse)

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Lazlo Block (a.k.a., the guy in charge of all hiring at Google), explains that the real key to making your resume’s bullet points work in your favor is to give your accomplishments context and explain exactly how you achieved them.

The key…is to frame your strengths as: ‘I accomplished X, relative to Y, by doing Z.’ Most people would write a resume like this: ‘Wrote editorials for The New York Times.’ Better would be to say: ‘Had 50 op-eds published compared to average of 6 by most op-ed [writers] as a result of providing deep insight into the following area for three years.’ Most people don’t put the right content on their resumes.