Posts from Esme

What’s the Difference Between a Resume and a CV?

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Christian from Chamberlain University asked: “Whats the difference between a CV and a resume? Why would one be preferred over the other?” Thank you for your question Christian. If you’ve looked for job search tips online, you’ll find that Resume and Curriculum Vitae (CV) seem to be used interchangeably. While they are similar, they are not the same! There are distinct differences and specific situations where one is preferred over the other. Length and Content Resumes are brief and focused documents which rarely exceed 1 or 2 pages. They focus on your educational and occupational experiences and work best when the content … / Read more »




Managing Your Money – Financial Literacy 103

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For many first-time full-time employees, getting that first real paycheck may be the most money you’ve held in your hands at one time. It can be overwhelming and exciting to think of all the things you can acquire now. Financial stability is more about managing the money you have rather than making more, and for the last segment on Financial Literacy, we’ll explore how to budget, save and make your money work for you! Budgeting It can be tempting to rush out and spend your whole paycheck on things you want, but you’d be stranded without money for 2 weeks … / Read more »




Spending your Money – Financial Literacy 102

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You’ve landed a great job, and you’ve gotten your first paycheck, now what? There are a number of ways to spend and use your hard earned cash, but some are more costly than others! Bank Accounts and Writing Checks If you haven’t already, now is the time to setup basic banking account. You’ll need atleast a checking and a savings account at the bank or credit union of your choice. Not all accounts are created equally! Pay special attention to minimum balances, fees, and possible interest on your savings. Local credit unions tend to have higher interest (in this case, … / Read more »




Your First Paycheck – Financial Literacy 101

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If you are like most of our readers, you’re working towards your first real job after school. While finding and landing your first full-time gig is a challenge in itself, many new hires find that the hard part is not over! From receiving your first paycheck to saving for retirement, there is a wealth of financial information you are expected to already know. In this three part Coach Soapbox, we will explore the basics of financial literacy to help you make decisions about your money and benefits. What it means to be a Salaried Employee If you worked a part-time job … / Read more »




I’m a Senior – is it too late to do an internship?

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Mark from the University of Texas asked: “I am entering my senior year and looking for an internship in the business field. Is it too late?” Thank you for your question, Mark! It’s never to late to start looking for an internship! Depending on the type of internship you’re looking for, there may be special circumstances or deadlines you need to be mindful of, but there’s no time like the present to start looking. Internships for academic credit Depending on your campus, it is likely past the deadline for a Fall academic internship. Many academic internship programs are timed like … / Read more »