Stay ahead of the competition during the job search by using these suggestions to create your ultimate job search survival kit!

Thank you Samsill for sending me complimentary supplies! All opinions and suggestions are entirely my own. This post may contain affiliate links. It’s your second hour sitting at your laptop and your coffee’s turned cold. Your wrist aches as you sift through your sea of resumes, cover letters, and references. Your Linkedin profile (which has a noble 55 connections) is on standby just in case the old fashion paper resume ends up in the trash. After the 45th question on yet another application, you’re about to lose hope, but the lingering rent notice keeps your eyes on the prize. Job hunting is a daunting process.Read More →

How to conquer your nerves from interviewing and feel even more prepared to ace your job interview!

Today’s the day. In a few short hours, you’ll interview for a job. Not just any job, but a job you desperately need. A few thoughts circle your head as you wait for the interviewer to call you inside their office as you wait in the hallway. Your skin is crawling and your stomach is in knots as you sift through your notes one more time. What if they don’t like me? What if I mess up? What if I make a fool of myself? What if I’m not qualified? Suddenly, you hear your name. You blink a few times, snapping back to reality andRead More →

Self-care is incredibly important, but it’s especially important through major life transitions. Personally, I discovered this the hard way after I graduated college, got a new job, and moved to a new apartment with new roommates at around the same time. I put self-care to the wayside when I needed it most, and consequently my anxiety spiked. Thankfully, the lovely Kayti from DesigningCourage.com knows plenty about self-care during major life transitions! She was kind enough to let me interview her to learn about her story and important self-care tips! Let’s start with an introduction! Can you tell us a little about yourself? Hi, I’m Kayti!  I am anRead More →

Whether you’re brand new to the career search or attempting to switch jobs, a phone interview is an essential part of the application process. It may not seem as intimidating as an in-person interview, but it’s still an essential step towards making a lasting and impressive first impression with the company you’re hoping to join. Throughout the various internships and jobs I’ve had in the past few years, many of them included phone interviews. Whether discussing your qualifications with a recruiter, manager, or even VP, it’s always important to prepare ahead of time to not only increase your chances of success, but to also build confidence behindRead More →