College & Career Connections

Being LGBTQ+ in the Job Search

Being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ+) in the job search process can be a daunting task if you’re unsure about how your identity will be received in professional environments. Depending on the state, there may be some protections offered. For example, here in the state of North Carolina,…
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Networking Genuinely

Networking appears as stiff cliches of interactions where bland business cards are exchanged along with disingenuous smiles. Small talk tends to drain all parties involved when the topics of conversation don’t impact worthy reactions. Fake chuckles after awkward statements can exhaust anyone’s emotional resources. Worst of all, in my opinion,…
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Six Ways to Elevate A Résumé

A résumé is a bit like a profile picture. It needs to be recognizable while being the best, most current representation. This living document will need to change about once a year. Typically, we look at a résumé only when applying for another job. We may simply glance at the…
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Code Your Way to a New Career

Teaching yourself to code is no easy task! There are endless resources out there, and some are better than others. Many are free (or free up to a point), making it hard to know what is reputable, what actually works, and what will get you into a new field quickly.…
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