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  • Internship Cover Letter Tips with Examples

    Until now, college has been about learning, absorbing, and experiencing. It’s not until you become eligible for an internship that things start getting real—real-world experiences using real-life scenarios. Applying for internships takes time, and there’s no college course on “how to apply for jobs.” (We’d sign up immediately if there was, though!) But here's a spoiler alert: most internships require a cover letter. And while this may seem like a burden, it’s actually a blessing. 

  • 5 Practical Ways to Remove Bias from your Hiring Process

    Many employers think their hiring process is perfect. However, research shows that the hiring processes are generally impartial and unfair, especially if you are part of certain demographics. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, or even people in lower socioeconomic status are more likely to be subject to implicit bias. As diversity and employer branding become major aspects of business, it is important that employers take the lead to identify and remove bias from the hiring process. So, here are 5 practical ways to get you started.

  • Tips to Get Your First Job Confidently

    Whether you’re a recent graduate or you still have a few exams left, you may be itching to put your polished leather shoes on and join the workforce. After all, your first job is an entryway into the professional life you’d lead for the decades to come.

  • Tips for a Good Character Reference Letter with Examples

    Hiring managers love a resume laden with relevant skills and qualifications. Hard skills specific to the role, like SEO strategy or Java programming languages, are easy to qualify using achievements or facts and figures. But how exactly can they verify personality traits, work ethic, relationship management skills, or curious nature during an interview when they barely know you? 

  • When to Tell Your Boss You're Job Searching

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that individuals, on average, have 12.4 jobs throughout their working life. So regardless of where you are on the career ladder, it’s inevitable that at some point, you’ll begin looking for another job. That said, you might be wondering,

  • What Questions Can You Not Ask in an Interview?

    It can be stressful to interview candidates to fill an open role at your company. Maybe your boss is on you to hire someone who’s absolutely perfect as soon as possible. Maybe you don’t have a ton of experience yet in conducting interviews. Whatever the case, there’s a lot to take under consideration when you’re the one in charge of interviewing. For instance, “What questions can you not ask in an interview?” may very well be running through your mind given its legal ramifications. Knowing exactly which interview questions are off-limits (and which are fine to ask) will boost your confidence as you continue to search for the ideal new hire.