Networking

  • Five Things I Learned While Full-Time Job Hunting

    Five Things I Learned While Full-Time Job Hunting

    Job hunting can be one of the most frustrating things in the world. It’s also that much more rewarding when you finally find something you love. Here are a few lessons I learned while hunting, which might be helpful if you’re still looking for something or about to graduate from college… Beware of False Offers...Continue Reading

  • Celebrate One Year as FindSpark with a Special Discount!

    Celebrate One Year as FindSpark with a Special Discount!

    One year ago today, we changed our name from NY Creative Interns to FindSpark! To celebrate our first year as FindSpark, we’re giving you 50% off EVERYTHING.* That includes events, Premium Membership, listings on our job board, and more! Until Tuesday, October 14th at 11:59 PM EST, absolutely everything we have to offer is 50% off. Check out...Continue Reading

  • 4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Mentor

    4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Mentor

    During the course of your job hunt, you probably have heard numerous advice about the importance of networking, but you probably might not have heard many people stressing the importance of having a mentor. The job hunt process can be overwhelming, so in order to persist, you are going to need guidance along the way....Continue Reading

  • 11 Young Creatives Making a Name for Themselves on Instagram

    11 Young Creatives Making a Name for Themselves on Instagram

    Maintaining your social media profiles is a must, but going above and beyond to turn your profiles into portfolios is even better! Want to show off your work to everyone you meet? MOO.com makes square cards, which are perfect for featuring your favorite Instagram photos. Plus, they're giving the FindSpark community a special 20% off discount, and you can pick up your cards at our Find & Follow Your Passion Conference!...Continue Reading

  • 3 Rules for Networking Like a Pro

    3 Rules for Networking Like a Pro

    Finding a job is never a solo effort. In fact, researchers estimate that 70-80% of jobs are found through networking. So how can you use your personal network to launch your career?...Continue Reading

  • A Rockstar’s Guide to Attending Career Fairs

    A Rockstar’s Guide to Attending Career Fairs

    In the creative world, recruiters and hiring managers often go to career fairs looking to hire in the near future. However, even if you're not looking for immediate employment, or if you do not see a company of interest on the list, attending is still a great way to network. We'll show you how to be a career fair rockstar....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

  • 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

  • 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

  • DIY Careers: Lessons on Entrepreneurship & Small Biz – Annie Scranton

    DIY Careers: Lessons on Entrepreneurship & Small Biz – Annie Scranton

    Ever want to start your own business? Be your own boss? Conquer the world? Well, at FindSpark’s Find & Follow Your Passion conference at NYU, attendees took in a day of panels, networking, and all-round awesomeness. Three entrepreneurs – Torsten Gross, Founding Partner at Partners and Partners, Kate Levenstien, Founder and President of Cannonball Productions,...Continue Reading

  • One of the Biggest Pieces of Advice from a Recruiter

    One of the Biggest Pieces of Advice from a Recruiter

    We are always stressing why it's so important to customize your cover letter, and hope that the members of our community apply to opportunities with our advice in mind....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

  • 3 Things to Do Before Moving to a New City

    3 Things to Do Before Moving to a New City

    Moving can be one of the scariest things you do in your life; there’s just so much risk in moving to a new city. You leave your friends, your family, your comfort; it’s a rough transition. But moving can also be one of the best decisions you make! As a suburban southern Californian, I could not help...Continue Reading

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