Hey fellow blog followers! Can you believe that in less than a month it will be summer vacation! Many of you are graduating, others are looking into what they want to do after graduation (possibly grad school), some may be alumni, and others may be trying to find an internship. Well I have done a little research and found a few career blogs that I think everyone of you may find useful. Each is full of posts written by their experienced and knowledgeable staff. The four career sites that I found most interesting and useful were:
- Big Interview – http://biginterview.com/blog/
- Career Rocketeer – http://careerrocketeer.com/
- Brazen Careerist – http://blog.brazencareerist.com/
- YouTern – TheSavvyIntern – http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/
Big Interview is a website that aims to help people gain the knowledge and skill to get the job by acing the interview. The site was developed with the help of Pamela Skillings, a top interview coach and features a blog specializes on tips about interviewing but also talks about resumes, cover letters, networking, follow ups, and job offers. Many of the posts on this site that I found the most helpful were the ones about how to answer those difficult interview questions as well as how to handle a panel interview versus a group interview.
Career Rocketeer was founded by Chris Perry, a brand and marketing generator. The site is a career search and personal branding blog that aims to help those who are driven to “launch” their career. There are many great posts written by their experts who really explain what personal branding is, and how to manage it. There are posts on things other than personal branding, such as social media, networking, career management, and they have an “everything else” category that has a hodge-podge of interesting information.
The Brazen Careerist is a site that is all about engagement, and their blog has some very interesting posts that range in information about job searching, social media, on the job advice, entrepreneurship, general college posts, and career growth. They have written about everything from negotiating salaries, asking for a raise, the importance of your GPA after graduation, managing student credit cards, and using transferable skills. Anything that you might want to know, or have a question about I am willing to bet has been written about by them.
YouTern – TheSavvyIntern
YouTern aims to help young people become employable and helps to connect them to internship opportunities while also offering contemporary career advice through their blog TheSavvyIntern. On their blog they offer tons of fresh tips to find an internship and how to handle life after graduation. There are usually tons of great posts that use infographics to get their point across. Because really, who doesn’t love a great infographic about what to wear to an interview, or how to clean up your digital image? There are posts about how to build a successful and appealing resume, career advice from recent graduates, and what to know and how to handle recruiters when looking for a job and while networking.
These of course are just 4 career websites that I came across that I have found to be really helpful. I suggest that when you are feeling unsure, have questions, and are even a little bored to just browse through these sites and I am willing to bet you will find some cool information you didn’t think you would find on the internet. Of course I forgot to mention one blog that all of you should read and tell your friends to read and that is our blog, where you can find posts on all the topics listed above and many more that your very own peers here at UMD have written. As always don’t hesitate to come on in to our office (SCC 22) if you have any questions!
You can also check out our “Fun Reads” page for more career blogs to read.