Archive | May, 2011

Inspiration: QR Code Resume

23 May

Looking for some ways to make your resume stand out? Check out this guy’s creative idea!

Personal Branding 101

12 May

Excerpt (with some additions) from Dan Schawbel’s
Personal Branding 101: How to Discover and Create Your Brand”

1. Business card: It doesn’t matter if you’re a college student, CEO, or a consultant, everyone should have their own business card. The card should contain your picture, your personal brand statement (such as Boston Financial Expert), as well as your *preferred* contact information and corporate logo if necessary.

You can create your own business card and share it through your mobile phone using www.cardcloud.com.

2. Resume/cover letter/references document: These are typical documents that you need for applying for jobs and when you go on interviews (something over 2 million job seekers will be doing as we speak). Be sure to prioritize each document with information custom to the target position. Take your resume online and add social features to it to make the ultimate social media resume, promoting your personal brand to the world and making it shareable.

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Don’t Waste Your Summer

10 May

College students look forward to the summer for many reasons. Freedom and relaxation often top this list, and with good reason. Who wouldn’t enjoy three months of sleeping in late, spending time with friends, taking random road trips and living in an all around cornucopia of fun?  Although the summer is a break from school, it is not meant to be a break from your education. Too often, students view their summer as a vacation from responsibility, and in effect, waste their summer. Here are some ways that you can ensure that you are not wasting your summer:

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Is Social Media Ruining Students?

2 May

Infographic