Morgan talked a lot about her journey navigating through the west coast technology scene and touched upon challenges that she has faced as a black woman founder. She was honest yet encouraging in her answers.
Your resume is one of the most important tools in your quest for a new internship or job. That said, the average recruiter or hiring manager spends just 6, yes six, seconds reading a resume. That isn’t much time to make a good impression, so before hitting send, Next Wave wants to make sure you are doing everything you can to ensure your resume stands out above the rest. The leadership team at Next Wave has spent years helping job seekers improve their resumes, including brainstorming, writing, and editing resumes so that the applicant's narrative will convince a recruiter or hiring manager that their talents are irresistible. This experience has led us to develop these ten tips for crafting the perfect resume.
Believe it or not, your social media profiles are an extension of your professional brand and resume. Increasingly, recruiters and hiring managers are turning to social media as a way to differentiate candidates and vet them for potential internships and jobs, making it extremely important to think twice before you post.
Each year, companies spend billions of dollars on branding. They hope to help current and potential customers better understand who they are and what they stand for. An effective brand strategy gives companies a major edge in the increasingly competitive and noisy consumer markets. But what exactly does "branding" mean? And If companies have a brand, does that mean you need one?
Job descriptions are one of the best ways to assess if the industry or company you are interested in is actually a good fit for you. Short of speaking directly with the hiring manager, job descriptions, if read properly, can give applicants significant insight into company culture and help readers better understand what the company is really looking for from its employees. That said, it takes an experienced eye to read between the lines of job descriptions.
After exploring your passions and answering the 6 questions that help you master career happiness, the next step in career exploration is conducting industry research. An industry analysis is meant to help you review various market and financial factors of the industry or industries that you are most interested in working, so you can begin testing some of your assumptions and evaluating potential job options.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
While few of us can remember the first time someone asked us this, I’m confident we’ve all been asked this question many times before. Maybe it was a teacher in elementary school, your parents or a family friend in high school, or maybe even a guidance counselor or admissions officer before you started college. Either way, as a college student, this is likely the question you are now asked most often. While some people have always known the answer, most of us are still trying to figure it out each day.
Your career search beings with you. Career happiness is an elusive puzzle with countless moving pieces. Students often make the mistake of trying to tackle the huge task of choosing a career all at once. They select a major, not because of interest in the subject, but because this major is required for the job they think they want after graduation. While this is a winning strategy for some, many experts agree that a better approach to achieving career happiness is to break down the broad, “what will I do with my career?” question into smaller, more easily approachable parts.