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5 Resume Hacks

03Nov08

Learning how to write a resume is an art. Here are some tips to hack yours. How Long? 1 page. Seriously. A resume should get you an interview, not depict your life story. Employers want to be able to see what you’ve done at a glance. When someone is screening through hundreds of resumes a […]


I’ve paid my dues. I interned at a couple of different companies throughout college. Been there, done that. I’ve identified a couple of ways to avoid looking/acting like the stereotypical intern. 1. Dressing Like a Tool There are three types of interns. Those who overdress and outdo their manager, those who pretend to be a […]


People always ask me “Sheehan, what do you really do?” I could bore them to death about how I’m in IT and I develop distributed enterprise applications that enable realtime messaging services for corporate payment accounts – but what does that really mean to your everyday joe (or sally)? The Elevator Pitch What I’m trying […]


Computer Science Masters of Business Administration Learning Looks like Google is giving out advice on not only how to get in, but how to succeed in a rapidly changing industry such as technology (can be applied to other disciplines too). The challenge for the up-and-coming generation is how to acquire them. It’s easy to educate […]


Some of my friends just getting into the workforce are wondering how they should dress at the office. Corporate America is getting ready to usher in a new wave of emo hippies where being the first commenter on digg means you’re cool. Lets take a look at the do’s and dont’s of the dress code […]


When I was in college I started off in the front row my freshman year and progressively made my way towards the back as a senior. I want to debunk a myth for some people today. Your college degree does not mean anything. Especially if you majored in business. I kid. But really. When you […]


CNN Money has a great calculator that determines the cost of living if you are looking to compare your salary in different places. Lets take an example of a $60,000 salary in Chicago and what that turns out to be if you held the same position in Phoenix. Salary in Chicago IL: $60,000 Comparable salary […]


The numbers are in. Thanks to Blueprint for Financial Prosperity here is the list: Chemical Engineering – $63,749 (+6.2%) Computer Science – $56,921 (+7.9%) Electrical Engineering – $56,512 (+3.5%) Mechanical Engineering – $56,429 (+3.4%) Economics – $52,926 Nursing – $52,129 Chemistry – $52,125 Civil Engineering – $49,427 (+4.8%) Finance – $48,795 (+1.9%) Accounting – $47,413 […]