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Your job search has finally paid off! After countless job applications, numerous emails, and several interviews, the hiring manager and other stakeholders have decided that you’re the right person for the job! All you have to do now is accept the offer and walk into the sunset, right?
When looking for a job, your resume becomes a crucial element. From making a great first impression to showcasing all your achievements and potential, your resume has to portray your professional story in minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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?