Career Fair Tips and Tricks

This past week I attended Anne Arundel Community College’s 2014 Career fair. It was a great experience and it was a lot of fun, too! I talked to a few great potential employers, and I got more experience interviewing and interacting with professionals.

I would definitely recommend going to your local community college’s (or university’s) career fair! Even if you’re not yet looking for a new job or career path, the experience and practice that you get through talking to and interacting with people is irreplaceable.

If you ARE looking to seal a new job at the next career fair, I have some tips for you!

1. Bring copies of your resume. You never know when an employer or internship office will ask you if you have one. They find it really impressive, and good planning on your part, if you have one ready to give them.

2. Dress professionally. If you’re going to try and talk the talk and walk the walk, you need to look the part! As much as we might not want to admit it, looks are a HUGE factor in first impression, and if you look sharp, people will be more turned onto you and more eager to hear what you have to say.

3. Practice interview questions/conversations. Nothing is more embarrassing (for me) then when I am looking sharp, and an employer stops me or wants to talk to me, and I get really nervous and stumble over my words, et cetera. I might look the part, but I either sound like an idiot, or sound completely terrified. I know I’m not the only one. One way to try and curb this problem is by practicing answering interview questions or practicing potential conversations. Get comfortable talking about yourself and giving a synopsis of your resume. And try to sound confident!

Remember, practice makes perfect! I hope you take the leap and attend your next career fair.

Send me a message, or leave a comment below with any other tips or thoughts you have!

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

I hope that everyone enjoys their holiday weekend with family and friends, while we remember the brave men and women who gave their lives for our country. Such a cost, such a sacrifice, such a gift. All I can say is thank you. I am thankful everyday.

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Lecrae’s Liberty University Convocation

I think this is a great video – though I personally agree with Lecrae’s statements and opinions, because I too am a Christian, I still believe that it’s a good video to watch even if you hold other beliefs.

This video is a testament and motivator to not only stand strong in what YOU believe in, but also to carry those beliefs into every aspect of your life. God isn’t just for church on Sunday! God is all around us, and He is our everything, everyday.

What do you believe in; and are you standing up for it?

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Forward ever, backward never

“Don’t aim to retrieve your lost stars from your enemy but aim to achieve a better star in greater heights.”

Whenever life takes something from you, do not dwell on it. Get yourself back out there and reach for something even better! “Forward ever, backward never.” Always keep your eyes ahead of you, in the direction that you want to be moving.

Take a deep breath

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So, the end of the semester is approaching, and you know what that means! Of course, professors are throwing everything they’ve got at us. In these last two weeks of the semester I have been assigned two labs to do, two online homework assignments (that I regret to inform you, are quite extensive…) a presentation, a paper and three final exams.

As I’m sure you can imagine, it is getting pretty stressful. However it’s no good to just wallow in all of the work and stress, especially in college when you rarely catch a break from such things. This is why it is extremely important for everyone to find an extracurricular activity, hobby, or club to become a part of that will give you some time to take a breather and wind down.

This photo documents my roommate and I baking cupcakes the night before a huge midterm we both had last week. She proposed the idea, and it really turned out well – it can really help to just set aside the stress for an hour or two and focus on something else, something enjoyable and relaxing. That is what I urge all of you to do, it will make a difference.

Well guys, I need to get back to work. I hope all of you have a great week!