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How Can I Incorporate Personal Projects into My Resume?

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Pratik from Spark Institute asks: “I am making an app on my own time. How can I talk about side projects that are relevant to my career on my resume?” Thanks for your question, Pratik.  Think of your job search as your own personal sales and marketing campaign.  You are the product so you need to know all of the features, values, and benefits you can offer to a prospective employer.  You are connecting with people through your search, especially prospective employers and decision makers to highlight your value proposition (what you can do for them) detailing how you can … / Read more »




How Can I Land a Job in Nutrition While a College Student?

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Mary from Portland Community College asks: “I am starting my journey as a student at Portland Community College soon with hopes of moving on to a Bachelor of Science in nutrition or in integrity of health sciences. I need a job while enrolled at PCC, however I would like a job that relates to my field of study. I’d love to have a job working with plants, herbs, botanicals, food crops, essential oils. It would also be ideal to have a job that had something to do with research of holistic medicine, or research of nutrition. However, I can’t seem … / Read more »




How Can I Get More Interview Opportunities with My Resume? What Can I Do to Improve My Interviewing Skills?

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Rich from University of Texas at Austin asks: “I am a graduate with a degree in biochemistry and a degree in computer science. Furthermore, I have an insurance license and completed an insurance class. The thing is that when these attributes get brought up in an interview for a job not related to these courses, degrees, or licenses. I am asked why I did not go for those in my field(s) even though I have an interest in sales. How do I answer their questions? Also, there is a huge gap between these accomplishments and I only have 5 months … / Read more »




How Can I Get Past My Disability to Land a Position in the Animation and Illustration Field?

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Phoebe from University of Colorado asks: “I want to work in illustration/animation, but feel like I’ve exhausted all my resources. An internship would be great, but I seem to have a hard time finding one since I’m no longer a student. I also have social anxiety and hand-pain that keep me from working for extended periods of time. How can I find a creative career that can accommodate my disabilities?” Thanks for your question, Phoebe.  I’m sure you’ve done quite a bit to find suitable employment opportunity in your field.  However, there is always more you can do to move … / Read more »




How Can I Land an Internship in the Accounting Field?

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Lindsay from Kaplan University asks: “I recently have been trying to find internships in the accounting field. My father worked for Ernst & Young for many years and has nothing but good things to say about the company. My school has not let me know about any opportunities with Ernst & Young. Do I need to go through my school to find an internship there? How do I start the process?” Thanks for your question, Lindsay.  Internships allow students to “test drive” their major and career path before officially starting in their first full-time position after graduation.  I’m excited to … / Read more »