College & Career
Regardless of how qualified you may be for the job, if you botch the interview, you'll likely lose the chance of getting hired. Some interview mistakes may be inevitable, and the interviewer may chose to overlook your misstep.
Whether you're a recent college grad in pursuit of your first steady paycheck or a disgruntled employee who dreads going to work each day, the idea of working with a career coach may have crossed your mind. The question is: Are career coaches worth it?
I am a screenwriter and comedian, and all I want is a career in entertainment.
We won't be surprised if you haven't heard these stories in the media, but they're important because they impact our young, thin wallets.
These days, there's a pretty solid market for artisan baked goods, as opposed to the mass-produced stuff you'll find at national chains or on supermarket shelves. And if you're an avid baker, you've possibly toyed with the idea of selling your own creations--especially if others have consistently affirmed your talent for all things homemade.
When you're choosing a college major, you want a degree path that leads to a well-paying job, but you also want a profession that you'll finding fulfilling and rewarding. Forget 40 hours a week -- Americans work an average of 47 hours a week, according to a Gallup poll.
During my last year in college, I accepted an opportunity to work in web production at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) in New York City. I couldn't decide what was more exciting: living and working in the Big Apple or meeting Ms. Stewart!
Before you can land that dream job, you have to impress the hiring manager. And before you ever get to meet that person, you have to impress the computerized Applicant Tracking System and the human being who decides if your cover letter and resume merit more than a six-second review.
Choosing the right career is a delicate balancing act. Since you'll want to have a long, successful career, you'll want to choose a profession that lines up with your skills, abilities, and interests. Also, unless you're a trust fund baby, you'll have bills to pay--along with desires you want filled--so you need to earn a decent salary.