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Is Your Resume Lost in Translation?

I was an English major, so it goes without saying that I love words. But, words can also be detrimental. As a job seeker, words can lead to your downfall if you’re not using the right ones on your resume or in your cover letter. As a college student, you’re likely to have summer jobs that [...]


How Grad Students Should Approach the Job Search

So you’re in a grad program and before you know it you’ll have your degree. The next step, of course, is to find a job where you can start putting that knowledge to good use–but how do you do that? I recently spoke with the director of graduate programs at a prestigious university. She shared [...]


The Benefits of Professional Organizations

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is a proud sponsor of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH). Our recruiters attend the organization’s regional and national conferences every year. As a result, the students who are members of this organization have multiple opportunities to network with our team. These students have such an advantage because not only [...]


Why is Google+ a Sweet Spot for Professional Networking?

You’ve probably heard these points of networking advice by now–you need to be on LinkedIn, you need to manage your professional image on Facebook and you should probably be using Twitter more to build your personal brand. If you’re like most students, using all these social networks can be overwhelming.  So the question becomes, “Which [...]


Rejection – It’s Not Personal

As job seekers, we all have one thing in common–at one point or another, we will all be rejected. When I was right out of college, I really wanted to work for this local company that was world-renowned for its jewelry. I imagined myself getting an employee discount and being able to present all my [...]


Personal Branding: Time to Reflect and Move Forward

Now it’s back to school and you’re wrapping up the start of a new semester. It’s exciting to think you’re a little wiser and one step closer to graduation. But are you ready? Have you thought about what’s next, short-term and long-term? Do you need to bring your grades up to apply to that graduate [...]


Live Your Passion: Rachel Phillips, Founder of Music Crossing Borders

Rachel Phillips is the Founder and Executive Director of Music Crossing Borders, an inspiring nonprofit organization that teaches and inspires children in underprivileged circumstances to achieve their social and academic potential through music education. Rachel answers my questions about start-up success, delegating, and trusting your gut. MK: Tell me about how you started Music Crossing Borders (MCB). [...]


Don’t Let Finals Get To You – 5 Tips

Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel?! The semester is almost over! Here are 5 finals tips for you. Top 5 Finals Tips 5. Review your study guide – sounds simple, right?! Not all professors expect you to blindly go through all the lessons from the semester. Some will let you [...]


3 Interview Questions to Know How to Answer

Many college students and recent grads do not know how to prepare properly for an interview. Even those who read the website of their prospective employer and manage to rattle off facts about the company aren’t interview-ready. To wow your interviewer, you really need to research, practice, and prepare until your responses to your interviewer’s [...]


Career Fair Tips

Looking back to my college days, there were 3 SUPER busy times of the year: finals week, the week before dance competitions (I was on a competitive dance team), and recruiting season. Now that I’m working, I have no idea when finals or dance competitions are, but as part of the Staffing team at Intel, [...]


Don’t Forget What You Came For

The college experience is a great one! Stay up late, eat whenever/whatever you want, and just all around be responsible for every point of your life. In this short period of your life, the key is to prepare yourself for life after college. This sometimes takes a backseat to all the fun you’re probably having. [...]


Choosing Your Major is About Passion

High school graduation brought on the obvious, ominous question – What do I do with the rest of my life? I knew I was headed to college, but what lay ahead for me was still a mystery. Still, I stepped forward in time to earn the most expensive piece of paper I ever paid for [...]


Don’t just Show up. Have a Plan.

I ask every young job seeker I meet a question that ought to be utterly straightforward — “What is your plan?” Almost invariably, I receive a look that can be described only as a deer in the headlights. What is it about the suggestion of a plan that so terrifies young people? Could it be, [...]


Live Your Passion: Michael Gursha, Co-Founder of

I recently interviewed Michael Gursha for’s Live Your Passion column. Gursha is the co-founder of, an interactive online service that makes vouching for others social, meaningful and fun. It gives you the opportunity to show support for your friends, colleagues, clients, teachers and anyone else who has left a positive impression, while also [...]


Live Your Passion Interview: Lauren Berger

I interviewed Lauren Berger, “The Intern Queen,” who has built an incredible career so early on in her life. Lauren was ranked #5 on Business Week Magazine’s annual list of Young Entrepreneurs 25 Under 25. America Online says, “If you are going to college and wondering what you are going to do this summer – [...]

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    Dan Schawbel, the founder of the Student Branding Blog, is a world renowned personal branding expert, the international bestselling author of Me 2.0, as well as the publisher of the Personal Branding Blog.

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