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  • 8 Ways to be the Worst Mentee Ever

    8 Ways to be the Worst Mentee Ever

    According to every single human who has ever helped someone in need of career development, it is imperative that when working with a mentor who has offered to give you a needed boost, you be as big a jerk as possible. Here are a few ways you can ensure that you’re maximizing your awfulness. 1. Do the...Continue Reading

  • No Job Yet? Here’s What You Might Be Doing Wrong

    No Job Yet? Here’s What You Might Be Doing Wrong

    So you graduated in May, and you haven’t landed your first out-of-college job yet. You’re not alone – according to the Economic Policy Institute, about 14.5% of recent college graduates are unemployed. But what have those few who’ve landed gigs right away been doing right? Here are five ways to get from not-so-funemployed to your dream job....Continue Reading

  • Independent Contractor v. Employee: Knowing the Difference

    Independent Contractor v. Employee: Knowing the Difference

    Questions about your legal rights at work? Contact our sponsor Virginia & Ambinder here. Their help is free and confidential. So you just landed a new gig and your employer told you that you’re working as an independent contractor, not an employee. While you might not think much about it at the time, the distinction between independent...Continue Reading

  • Creative Internship and Job Opportunities: Buzzfeed, Laird+Partners and more.

    Creative Internship and Job Opportunities: Buzzfeed, Laird+Partners and more.

    Each week FindSpark brings you a curated list of the best internships and entry level jobs in New York City. If you apply for one of these great opportunities, please let them know that FindSpark sent you. Join our community as a member for free and be the first to see these great openings in our Weekly Opportunities Newsletter....Continue Reading

  • California Chronicles: Staying Connected with New York City

    California Chronicles: Staying Connected with New York City

    Saying goodbye is always difficult. I am so thankful for my time working as the Employer Community Assistant at FindSpark. I cannot express in words how much I have learned over this summer. I am so excited for what is coming up for the community. Although I won’t be in New York City for the...Continue Reading

  • How to Build a Following as a Beginner Blogger

    How to Build a Following as a Beginner Blogger

    Once you come up with an idea for a blog, the first step to building followers is to first realize who your target audience is. You might be blogging about travel, photography, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, entertainment, music, art, cultural experiences, politics, social issues, home décor…the list goes on. Whatever you choose to blog about will...Continue Reading

  • How to Leave a Lasting Impression at Your Internship

    How to Leave a Lasting Impression at Your Internship

    All summer long, you’ve worked diligently, kept a positive attitude, and taken advantage of every opportunity thrown your way. And now you’ve made it to the end. It’s your last few days, and you really do deserve a break. Sure, you could leave the least fun parts of your job for your co-worker to finish...Continue Reading

  • Creative Internship and Job Opportunities: Audubon Magazine, Global Brands Group and more.

    Creative Internship and Job Opportunities: Audubon Magazine, Global Brands Group and more.

    Each week FindSpark brings you a curated list of the best internships and entry level jobs in New York City. If you apply for one of these great opportunities, please let them know that FindSpark sent you. Join our community as a member for free and be the first to see these great openings in our Weekly Opportunities Newsletter....Continue Reading

  • What to Do When Asked for Your Salary Range

    What to Do When Asked for Your Salary Range

    How should you answer the question, “What’s your salary range?” It’s always best not to give them a number. They’ll try to low ball you. But if this is your first “real” job out of college and you only have a few related internships under your belt, there’s not much you can negotiate. One way to find...Continue Reading

  • Creative Internship and Job Opportunities: Total Management, Random House and more.

    Creative Internship and Job Opportunities: Total Management, Random House and more.

    Each week FindSpark brings you a curated list of the best internships and entry level jobs in New York City. If you apply for one of these great opportunities, please let them know that FindSpark sent you. Join our community as a member for free and be the first to see these great openings in our Weekly Opportunities Newsletter....Continue Reading

  • How to Find the Confidence to Go From Intern to Full-Time

    How to Find the Confidence to Go From Intern to Full-Time

    So you landed that internship, huh? Awesome! Day 1 just finished and you now realize that super fetch outfit you wore isn’t going to be the only thing that gets you a full-time offer at the end of your internship. Yikes. Here are five tips to help you find the confidence to go from intern...Continue Reading

  • 5 Things To Do Before Your Internship Is Over

    5 Things To Do Before Your Internship Is Over

    The semester’s almost over…do you know the state of your internship? Below is a checklist of things to do now that you are look at the tail end of your internship. 1) Check-in With Your Manager The halfway point is the perfect time to check-in with your manager. Get their feedback on how you are...Continue Reading

  • Side Hustle Success Stories: Brunching Their Way to Success

    Side Hustle Success Stories: Brunching Their Way to Success

    Thinking about starting something on the side? Check out FindSpark’s latest side hustle, Sidehustle.me, for all the tips and tricks you need to pull off a successful side project. Featured Side Hustlers: Megan Frantz & Nicole Monahan Connect with Megan: Twitter // Instagram // LinkedIn Connect with Nicole: Twitter // Instagram // LinkedIn Side Hustle: Women Who Brunch (Twitter // Instagram) Full-Time Job: Megan is a Producer for the Shorty...Continue Reading

  • 9 Tips On Being Your Own Job Search Cheerleader

    9 Tips On Being Your Own Job Search Cheerleader

    So you’re looking for your first job or searching for a new one. Congratulations! You are taking your future into your own hands! Grabbing the bull by the horns! You’ve studied and interned and networked like nobody’s business. You will soon be a part of the workforce and a contributing member of society! Instead of being “Bob the student/bartender/guy in...Continue Reading

  • Resume & Cover Letter Tips from Real Recruiters

    Resume & Cover Letter Tips from Real Recruiters

    Your resume and cover letter are designed to get you an interview. In today’s competitive market, especially in creative fields, recruiters are receiving thousands of applications for a position. That may sound a little discouraging, but on Wednesday, July 17th, recruiters from CBS News, NBC Sports, L’Oreal, Nielsen, and Wix joined the FindSpark community and gave...Continue Reading

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