College is a complex enigma that enables students to become well-rounded individuals in order to “succeed.” Although, the definition of success varies from person to person. For you, graduation might be right around the corner — taunting you, whispering in your ear “where to next?” Or, maybe you’re an underclassman in desperate need of an internship, whether for class credit, money or both.
If you don’t know where to start, and the World Wide Web is too intimidating, don’t fret. Here are four great career resources that’ll help you get a head start on job/internship hunting and provide you with much needed career inspiration.
“The Muse” is a website that offers expert career advice as well as job listings and specific services for all kinds of people. They provide great resources such as resume advice and review, job search strategy and even recommends taking their quiz to better help you find what you’re looking for. “The Muse” is a one stop shop for those trying to gain knowledge on different career paths and get started on their own.
The Financial Diet
“The Financial Diet” covers topics like money managing, finding a job and learning how to balance work and personal life. They are unique in discussing degree alternatives (things that you can do to further your career other than getting a certain degree) for college students and people of other demographics. Whatever type of adulting questions you have, “The Financial Diet” has all the answers you need. Don’t forget to check out their recipes, grocery shopping advice and DIYs as well!
“What Color is Your Parachute?” by Richard Nelson Bolles
This resourceful career book is canon in the realm of job hunting and has been revised every year since it’s first publication in 1970. The book focuses in on the concept of networking and its importance in finding the right job for you. More importantly, the book ties in the more general topic of finding oneself and what you as a working member of this massive society really want to take from this life. In its newest versions, “What Color is Your Parachute?” also gives advice on how to utilize the Web as a resource to assist you in all your career endeavors.
“CreativeMornings” is a unique alternative to the typical career guide book or website. The company began as a breakfast lecture series designed for creative communities to help people of many occupations prosper in their disciplines. The website now provides job listings, video recaps of their talks and dates for their future events, podcasts and blog. Although one might think this resource is limited to those in the the creative industry, the company strives to provide advice one how to be productive and creative in any job.