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Why Gaining Work Experience in College Is Crucial

When hiring new graduates, employers are weighing work experience in-line with academic credentials. Consulting firm Global Strategy Group released a study stating only four percent of college graduates are “very prepared” for the workforce. Graduating without any relevant work experience to the industry you are applying for is a very serious red flag. It shows a lack of professional awareness of what ... Read More »

Networking Tips for Every Stage of an International College Student’s Journey

College can be stressful, but also transformative and incredibly fun. Now, everyone’s experience is different and you should focus on choosing the right path for you, but nonetheless, as international students in the U.S., you have challenges your American counterparts do not. Shearwater has spoken to hundreds of international students; we know one of your greatest obstacles is a lack of preparation ... Read More »

6 Words to Avoid When Writing Your Resumé

You have six seconds to grab a recruiter’s attention, meaning every word on your resumé counts. With one quick scan, you want to compel a hiring manager into calling you; that requires strong action verbs, quantifying your achievements, and remembering to show, not tell. So, when writing your resumé, do not waste those precious six seconds on any of these ... Read More »

7 Tips for Becoming an Effective Networker

Knowing how to effectively network is key to building professional relationships. In today’s crowded job market, the phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” couldn’t ring more true. But what are the steps to building that initial foundation? How do you become an effective networker? Remember, It’s Quality Over Quantity  When you walk into a networking event, your ... Read More »

Her Campus Co-Founder Shares Top Tips for Internship Success

An internship, co-op, or Experiential Network project could be your gateway to a full-time job. Because of that, every step of the process is crucial, from how you address the hiring manager to how you handle yourself on the phone. Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, co-founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of Her Campus, a media company and young adult marketing agency, has helped ... Read More »

6 Essential Benefits to Ask Every Hiring Manager About

Elaborate benefits definitely help attract top talent, but not every company can offer perks like Google. Free snacks and foosball tables might sound appealing, but what benefits are a must? There are several factors to weigh when considering accepting a new job—benefits should be one of them. But what essentials should you ask your recruiter or hiring manager about? Here is ... Read More »

3 Tips to Keep in Mind Before Starting Your Next Job Search

New-age doctor Deepak Chopra once said: A job is how you make money. A career is how you make your mark. A calling is how you acknowledge a higher vision.” Are you confused about which career to pursue? Do you feel anxiety during your job search? Here are three keys to approaching your career search with clarity and confidence: Keep it Real There may be a ... Read More »

How to Ace Your Next Phone Interview

You caught the hiring manager’s attention with a resumé that was scannable, keyword rich, and grammatically flawless. But now, there’s a new challenge ahead: Acing the phone interview. Interview etiquette isn’t reserved for in-person meetings—you might not have the opportunity to impress potential employers face-to-face if you fumble the phone interview and let the line go dead. So, how do ... Read More »