A few years ago, I took a long road trip across the east coast to learn more about startups. I was just finishing up college at the time, and really wanted to know how the best ones made hiring decisions, raised funding, and built successful businesses in competitive cities like Washington D.C. and New York. Since then, I’ve worked at […]

Career Services offices provide fantastic resources to college students just starting out or for those getting ready to graduate, but what happens after you graduate? Are you just supposed to be completely on your own when it comes to getting your resume and cover letters noticed? One solution is to sign up for an online resume writing service. There are […]

For most urban office-dwellers, the briefcase has become a standard fashion accessory as well as a practical necessity. More and more of us are taking work home at night and over the weekend, and having a bag that is good looking, functional, and durable is becoming a high priority. If you’re not content to settle for the more traditional briefcase, […]

“What achievement are you most proud of so far?” “What are your greatest strengths?” “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” On the surface, these questions, and many like them that are often heard in job interviews seem to warrant completely different answers. You can read over lists of the most common interview questions all day, but when it […]

A company that is serious about what they do, but that doesn’t take themselves too seriously, Intent Media offers its employees a fun and collaborative environment where they have the flexibility to move within the company while constantly learning and growing. Ceren Nomer has worked with Intent Media for two and a half years as their Lead Recruiter. “I handle […]

Finding work can be a long and frustrating process. You spend hours filling out applications, calling contacts, updating your resume, writing personal and hopefully convincing cover letters, and at the end of the day, you often have little to show for your efforts. Eventually, you have to sink or swim, and starting your own business is the ultimate swimming move. […]

Did you ever play with Nerf guns as a kid? How about as an adult? SingleHop, a leading global provider of hosted IT infrastructure and Cloud computing, is a company full of hardworking, talented people that aren’t afraid to have a little fun. Complete with a Nerf arsenal and rooftop beanbags, SingleHop encompasses a fast paced—yet down-to-earth—environment. Deanna Swanson holds […]

An adorable gif of a bouncing llama: the first thing I ever posted on Tumblr. Pretty new to using the platform, I am starting to figure out the allure behind reposting content from other bloggers and seeing what others are posting. Tumblr allows you to share links, music, quotes, photos, videos and more and also lets you customize everything from […]

When your workplace includes a break room that doubles as a playroom with games, toys, free drinks and food, and you have a weekly “beer bash” on Fridays, how could you not enjoy going to work? If I learned nothing else from my interview with HR Manager Amy Ducote, I learned that working for Ifbyphone—a company that manages, measures and […]

What do a fun, fast-paced environment, genuinely great people and whirly ball tournaments have in common? These are all things you are likely to encounter if you visit SWC Technology Partners in Chicago, an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize organizations for over 30 years. I chatted with Patrick O’Rourke, the HR Coordinator at SWC Technology Partners. Working with […]