Home Tags Posts tagged with "office life"
Tag

office life

You may be stressed out about finding an internship, but don’t worry – there are tons of people who have been there before!

Growing up, I’m sure everyone stressed to you how important it would be to get an internship. “I know, I know.” is what you probably replied, but it’s true! I had 3 internships during college – one of which actually hired me years later!

Finding an internship isn’t always easy, but it’s a must-have to land your dream job someday. It’s all about having the right experience.

Now, where do we begin? Let’s start with the basics.

Get involved

  • Join clubs and activities at your school. It’ll help to find a club that’s relevant to your future career – maybe something like the Fashion Club, Nurses Club or Journalism Club. There’s even an option to start your own club.
  • Freelance writing for your college newspaper/website is always a great route to go. It’ll help get your name out there to the local community.
  • Get a job on campus – whether that means at your gym’s front desk or giving the tour’s at your school. You never know who you’re going to meet!

Customize yourself

  • When applying for an internship, make sure your resume and cover letter is customized for the specific opportunity. It’s important to show that you’ve taken the time and you really care about the position you’re applying for.
  • Do your research and include specific details from the job description listed for the internship. You’ll want to incorporate those details into your resume and application.

Brand yourself

  • A super important step that many people forget is to rename your resume files. When you save your resume, include your full name in the file title before sending it over. This will help the hiring manager when it comes to sorting out resumes.
  • Make sure your social media profiles are on private and anything inappropriate (like wearing revealing clothes or drinking at frat parties) is removed. You’ll also want to make sure no red cups are being displayed. The person looking you up will already have a snapshot of who you are from your social media profiles, so you want to put your best foot forward.

These are my best tips that got me in the door! Do you have any other suggestions? Comment and let me know!

By: Courtney Moed

 

January 29, 2019 0 comment
1 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest
Stay Focused

You might love your job and the people you work with, but it is inevitable to feel a little unmotivated sometimes. Being at work 5 days a week for 8 hours a day can sometimes start to feel like a drag. This “rut” can cause low quality of work or leave you uninspired without being able to accomplish anything. If this is you or you have been here before, here are 5 ways to get out of the rut and to help you get motivated at work once again.

  1. To-Do List

Create a daily to-do list to stay on track. Writing down your daily to-do list will make you feel more responsible for completing each task. Cross items off your list as you complete them to stay motivated.  

  1. Set Goals

Is there a big project you need to complete? An upcoming presentation? Or a promotion you are after? Establish your long- and short-term goals and actively plan on how to accomplish them successfully.

  1. Spice Up Work Wardrobe

Add a couple of new pieces to your work wardrobe. There’s nothing like a new work outfit to add incentive to your day. We always say, “dress for the job you want”.

  1. Inspiration

Surround yourself with positivity. Work isn’t always the most inspiring of places. So, take matters into your own hands and re-decorate your office or cubicle so it is a place of inspiration for you.  

  1. Celebrate

Give yourself a pat on the back for your small or big accomplishments. A celebration after accomplishing a particular task is a great way to keep you motivated throughout the process.

What tips do you have for staying motivated at work?

By: Percy Jimenez-Nagy

January 22, 2019 0 comment
2 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest

Happy 2019! Did you know that 1/3 of Americans are taking a “start again in January” attitude when it comes to their health and planning? The holidays are filled with so many delicious treats and unhealthy foods, but now is the time to get back on track.

54% of people believe they’ll be successful in staying healthy in 2019. Now – where do we begin? Since we spend most of our time in the office, we’re focusing on tips for healthy snacking in the workplace. Your coworkers might be bringing in snacks for their birthdays or catered food from nearby restaurants, but it’s important to be aware. Free workplace snacks are just so enticing – and you get to socialize with your coworkers while noshing.

Here are five tips for healthy snacking:

  • Drink water. This is a great alternative to snacking all together with – you’ll keep yourself feeling full (and hydrated)! You might wind up going to the bathroom every 30 minutes, but that’s okay. Another plus is that water is great for your skin, too.
  • Bring your own snacks. Stock your desk drawer with plenty of healthy snacks whether that’s nuts, bananas, roasted chickpeas, protein bars, etc. You’ll be more inclined to reach into your desk and choose a healthy (and convenient) option.
  • Have smaller meals throughout the day. Growing up we’ve all be told the norm was three meals per day, but maybe it is best to actually have a bunch of smaller meals throughout the day. Having around six small meals throughout the day actually increases your metabolism and energy. Sounds good, if you ask me!
  • Be assertive. Do you know who orders your office snacks? It might be a good idea to approach them and suggest healthier options to replace those currently in office. Some great options are graze and Snack Nation.
  • Rethink your drinks. Fancy coffees, sodas, juices are all filled with tons of sugar that you could probably do without. Yes – running out to Starbucks with your coworkers is so easy, but make sure you keep all the extra sugar in mind when you’re ordering. Think about lower sugar options such as black coffee or green tea.

Staying healthy in the workplace doesn’t have to be hard, but the same tips don’t always work for everyone! What are your tips for keeping yourself on track? Let us know in the comments.

By: Courtney Moed

 

January 3, 2019 0 comment
3 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest