College Advice You Don’t Usually Hear … But Should (Part 1/2)

College Advice You Don’t Usually Hear … But Should (Part 1/2)
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    People in college are often swarmed with advice.

    Though it's meant for your well-being, it could sometimes have the opposite effect.


It may not be the normal advice, but career experts and business executives agree that sometimes the rarely heard advice is often the best.

Intelligence About Social Media

Students should consider themselves a personal brand. That means to stop posting embarrassing photos on Instagram or Facebook, and start posting things that will make you stronger in the work environment.

It’s less about getting a job, and more about showing your future colleagues and friends you are more than your vacation photos.

Negotiation Skills

Negotiation is very important so that you learn your own worth. You should be able to ask for what you want in terms of salary and job duties easily and efficiently. It’s also important to check compensation data, especially for part-time work and internships.

Learn Finances

Finance and accounting might be boring, but it’s necessary once you reach higher levels in an organization. It would be good to brush up on some of these skills and learn the language of business in the process. Check out some classes from your university, or other online courses. You cannot go wrong with this one.

Don’t Give Up

With so many options these days, and millennial workers changing jobs every 2-3 years, you should also learn to have your foothold in a certain area. It will make you proficient at one given item, and that makes you much more desirable in the work environment. Give your job or activity a second try before you decide to call it quits.

Apply to Internships Carefully

You should put in extra work to get noticed while applying for internships. It makes sense that you would send out your resume to numerous opportunities, but that would be wrong. Try to separate yourself from the other applicants, like personally calling the hiring manager or sending a thank you note after your interview.

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Read, Read, Read

Reading is one of the best ways to get ahead, not only in the work environment but in life as well. Your day may be packed with assignments from textbooks, but finishing just one book a month will help to further your knowledge and increase achievements in your future. Try reading books on majors or subjects outside of your current expertise.

Stay tuned for part 2!

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