Thursday, September 27, 2012

4 Years of Stuff: What to Keep...What to Toss

Hey Guys!
So lets start from square one...I'm sure you all have a ton of stuff you didn't realize you had that accumulated over 4 years.  While the majority of it you will never look at again, there are a few things you will want to put in a folder and keep close by to reference while you begin the career search. 
  1. Backup all files on your computer.
  2. Print out copies of your best writing samples and any other projects in your field of study, a list of contact information of students, professors and other professionals you have met throughout your college career, your resume and sample cover letters.
  3. Make multiple copies of any videos you have produced, directed, edited or were featured in.
  4. A list of all of the clubs, teams, community service, fundraisers and non profit events you participated in and your role.
  5. A list of references who know you very well in addition to your skill set and future goals...(Professors, Advisors, Employers & Mentors)
This simple list will certainly come in handy when you are trying to fill out job applications or when you are preparing for an interview.  Organizing these few items into a binder or folder will make life so much easier and less stressful.  Last minute deadlines and unexpected meetings or interviews usually come up when you least expect it and can certainly be overwhelming when you have to start digging through boxes for references or writing samples.  The overall advantage in following these 5 steps is to avoid stress, be organized & increase your chance of getting that job!  

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Welcome to the Real World...Now What?

Hey Everyone!
So this is my first blog ever & I am super stoked to share with you some of the many tips, recipes, workouts, & networking tools I have tweaked since graduating from college a little under two years ago.  If you just finished or are rounding the final lap you are probably anxious, frustrated and not looking forward to the idea of possibly moving back home with your parents.  I may not be able to save you from everyone and their mother who will annoyingly be asking you the million dollar question: did you find a job yet?...BUT I can help you deal with the transition & steer you in the direction of getting that job and balancing a productive, healthy lifestyle.  Whether it's getting back in shape & shedding the freshmen 15....which most likely increased after four years of keg stands, thirsty thursdays & cafeteria breakfast waffles til 3pm or learning the best ways to networkLife's Hidden Treasures is your how to adjustment guide for a smoother transition into the Real World.  Check out all of my posts for a refreshing and promising outlook on life after college!