How to Get a Job With No Experience

A lot of times when we think we have no experience, it’s because we aren’t thinking outside the scope of regular employment. When applying for a job that you think you have no experience for, pause for a moment and think about things like What clubs and activities you participated in at school Things you…

Happy New Year!

We’ve come to the last day of 2016, and what a year it has been. This won’t be a long discourse on reflections and new beginnings. Rather, let’s just raise our glasses to the close of one chapter and the beginning of another. I love that 2017 begins on a Sunday this time. New week, new…

Here’s Why You Suck at Interviews

You’re excited. After sending just under a million resumes, you got an invitation for an interview. So your heart’s racing and there are butterflies in your stomach as you tell all your friends the good news. The day arrives, and you’re sitting down across from the interviewer. But you’re not smiling now. They’re asking questions…

Confessions of an editor…

THIS. IS. SATIRE. (Confession: I kinda wanted to say SPARTA. My nightly editing sessions typically begin with a similar grand declaration of my superiority over my foes, those pesky mistakes on the printed page). Writers often complain that editors are living skeletons who peer over thick-rimmed glasses at their manuscripts and crossing out every other word with…

Procrastination: a game of time

I often joke to myself that procrastination is just one tight deadline short of a mental imbalance. There is no justifiable reason why some people, like myself, function best under the pressure of time. Given 24 hours to complete a project, I will likely complete 90% of the work in the last 10% of the time…

Why your resume isn’t snagging interviews

I find that people focus too much on the format of a resume, and not enough on what it’s actually saying about who they are. A resume is your sale pitch about yourself. It isn’t a comprehensive history of everything you’ve ever done, because rarely will you ever apply for a position where your entire work and…