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  • One Way to Build Credit Without Risking Debt

    One Way to Build Credit Without Risking Debt

    Figuring out a financial strategy as a recent graduate can be overwhelming. If you've been able to manage your payments and debts, you may want to start thinking about your credit. Building good credit should be an important part of any financial strategy and you want to start working on it as soon as possible....Continue Reading

  • From Application to Negotiation: Everything You Need to Know About the Job Hunt

    From Application to Negotiation: Everything You Need to Know About the Job Hunt

    When the moment comes, be it an abrupt question on your salary expectation, or being asked to sign an offer letter, you need to be prepared for that situation....Continue Reading

  • How I Became an NBC Page – Part 2

    How I Became an NBC Page – Part 2

    When I received an email from one of the Page Program managers expressing interest in my application, I was ecstatic. I sort of felt like there was a very small light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. I graduated Hofstra University in 2009 and the economy was TERRIBLE for recent grads looking for jobs....Continue Reading

  • Computer Science for the Non-Techie: Part 1

    Computer Science for the Non-Techie: Part 1

    Here at FindSpark, we focus on creative industries. However, these days it’s often helpful to have an understanding of the tech world. Not too long ago we reached out to our community and asked what topics everybody would like us to write about in our blog. We received the following question about computer science (CS), specifically...Continue Reading

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • How to Establish Rapport with Strangers on LinkedIn

    How to Establish Rapport with Strangers on LinkedIn

    Learn how to rock your social media presence & network like a pro at one of our upcoming events! In a digital world, we no longer need to meet people in person to establish a relationship. It’s made possible thanks to the Internet and social media, and could take place in any format. But how do...Continue Reading

  • Work from Home and Get Stuff Done

    Work from Home and Get Stuff Done

    Working from home sounds like a blessing to some, but for others it can be so dang hard! It’s important to know how to make the most out of being productive on a day you’d rather relax on your couch. The trouble with working from home is that you’re home. In an office, you have your...Continue Reading

  • 5 Steps for the Perfect Cover Letter

    5 Steps for the Perfect Cover Letter

    We have all read countless articles that promise to ensure resume perfection, and have hopefully revealed the necessary steps to achieve a concise and impressive summary of our work experience. However, another vital step in the application process is often neglected and overshadowed by the resume, and that is the formidable cover letter. The beauty...Continue Reading

  • Results & Action Verbs: 19 Bullet Points to Boost Your Resume

    Results & Action Verbs: 19 Bullet Points to Boost Your Resume

    Writing the perfect resume can be tough. It’s your one-page opportunity to blow employers away, but they usually only look at it for a second. How do you catch a recruiter’s eye with a single sheet of paper? Making the most of your bullet points is one of the best ways to make your resume...Continue Reading

  • Take Action: Career Tips from The Huffington Post’s Managing Editor

    Take Action: Career Tips from The Huffington Post’s Managing Editor

    Some actionable tips that every intern and recent grad can take from The Huffington Post's Managing Editor, Kate Palmer....Continue Reading

  • 3 Reasons to Sign Up for Boot Camp

    3 Reasons to Sign Up for Boot Camp

    The top 3 reasons you need to attend one of our Social Media & Career Boot Camps this summer! Don't miss out!...Continue Reading

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