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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 »

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 »

4 Tips for Effectively Working With Remote Employees

The key to successfully collaborating with remote employees is effective communication. As technology has advanced, and businesses have become more global, the number of employees working remotely has increased dramatically. Whether based in small satellite offices or out of homes halfway around the world, there are a unique set of challenges that arise when co-workers are not interacting in-person on ... Read More »