College Applications During COVID-19

The class of 2021 is facing unprecedented college application challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, in addition to the usual sources of stress during the application process. COVID-19’s social distancing, social gathering, and travel restrictions have halted college visits, tours, and fairs, as well as plans for summer/part-time jobs, internships, camp experiences, sports, extracurricular activities,…

Resume Help for Career Uncertainty During COVID-19

Unemployment With unemployment claims climbing to 22 million in mid-April 2020, the coronavirus has taken a toll on joblessness not seen since the Great Depression. The unemployment number hovered around 200,000 in the months prior to the coronavirus pandemic—a recent point of reference prior to the COVID-19 mandatory retail, occupancy, and social distancing restrictions (source:…

Getting Hired: From Resume to Interview

Perhaps one of your 2020 new year’s resolutions involves a career change, with your sights set on a promotion, new position, or employment with a different company. While the first step to getting hired is a successful resume, the process from submitting an initial application to earning an interview involves several key steps, each with…

Resume Success

A winning resume must concisely highlight your aptitudes and specific measures of success through effective, targeted, and well-organized content delivery. Other elements like cultural fit, presentation of soft skills and transferable talents, keyword alignment, and cross-functionality must not be overlooked to position you as the perfect candidate: an proficient, solutions-driven leader and team player with…

College Admissions Essay Success for 2019-2020 Applications

The college admissions essay is an essential part of a successful application for several reasons. While academic, extracurricular, test score, and athletic accomplishments create a winning application, the essay stands out as the only opportunity for personal expression beyond the constraints of checking off boxes, answering closed-ended questions, and inputting limited text responses. It also…

Help with the Academic Writing Process

If you are like most students, writing assignments can seem overwhelming as you consider what to write and how to write it. Not only do you have to choose a topic, create a thesis, critique research, and decide what information to include for support, you also have to worry about the writing process itself. This…

How to Achieve Career Success with a Resume and Daily Accomplishments

As 2018 comes to a close and the fresh start of a new year arrives, many of our new year’s resolutions target professional growth and success. With some pre-planning and foresight now, your vision of career advancement in 2019 can become a reality through an effective resume and positive daily work activities. Have Your Resume…

Coalition Application Essays 2018-2019

With the 2018-2019 college application season upon us, there is another shared college application besides The Common Application heading to the forefront: the Coalition for College, or Coalition application. Since its start in 2015 for the 2016-2017 college admissions season, the Coalition for College has promoted broader, more inclusive, and more affordable access to higher…

College Application Essays 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 college application process is arriving, and with it comes the anxiety most students experience when writing their college application essays. While the rest of the admissions application is straightforward with checking and filling in boxes, the college admissions application essay is the only portion that allows for creativity, self-expression, uniqueness, and personality. It…

Resumes: The Benefits of Hiring a Writing Consultant

In need of a new resume but unsure of how to go about doing it? When it comes time for a new resume—whether for sudden unemployment, a career change, or a pending promotion—there are three main options available: do it yourself, hire an online resume writing company, or consult directly with a resume writing professional….

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