We all know certain words in your resume help you stand out, but other than that, applying to jobs amidst such heavy competition can feel like a complete guessing game. When I was fresh out of college and searching for my first job, I handed out my business card like there was no tomorrow, put together a nice organized application tracker in Excel, and tried to followed all of the career advisors’ advice to the letter—even when it conflicted to the point of making my head explode.
It wasn’t until I actually landed my current job at a marketing agency that I realized something very important: scoring a great job can only happen through excellent marketing, and for that, you’ve got to get creative. By that, I don’t mean you should print your resume on perfumed paper or send hiring managers a batch of cookies; rather, I mean you should use your job application as an opportunity to demonstrate you have talent and skill relevant to the role for which you’re applying, rather than waiting for a recruiter to give you that opportunity. From the fields of marketing to business, technology and many other sectors, video marketing techniques can do just that.
Here’s how.

We all know certain words in your resume help you stand out, but other than that, applying to jobs amidst such heavy competition can feel like a complete guessing game. When I was fresh out of college and searching for my first job, I handed out my business card like there was no tomorrow, put together a nice organized application tracker in Excel, and tried to followed all of the career advisors’ advice to the letter—even when it conflicted to the point of making my head explode.

It wasn’t until I actually landed my current job at a marketing agency that I realized something very important: scoring a great job can only happen through excellent marketing, and for that, you’ve got to get creative. By that, I don’t mean you should print your resume on perfumed paper or send hiring managers a batch of cookies; rather, I mean you should use your job application as an opportunity to demonstrate you have talent and skill relevant to the role for which you’re applying, rather than waiting for a recruiter to give you that opportunity. From the fields of marketing to business, technology and many other sectors, video marketing techniques can do just that.

Here’s how.

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Psst… Our new list is coming out in September!

For high school students choosing a college and for college students to see where your school ranks in terms of social media.

Check out which schools topped the last list!

Want to see your school included in the list? Please share this link with your college media relations department so they can fill us in on their social media activities!

Feel like giving up. What should a community college student on academic probation do to start all over?

Can anyone help answer this question on StudentAdvisor?

I had a rough time dealing with school and death in my family. So I have made up all the three classes that I had bad grades in. I’m still on probation and this time possibly kicked out of the school. I feel screwed because no matter what that is on my record. I take challenging classes like economics, sciences, political science and I pass with c’s. There are no f’s if d’s on my record now. I’ve recieved exellence in English award from the school the year I was on probation. I’ve contacted schools and I’m told to get a strong letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher. But I feel really horrible and feel like I will be rejected and rightfully so. So could I leave my cc and go to another school using my hs transcript? How can I start fresh when on the verge of being kicked out? There is no try again. So what can I do?

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Sharing is Caring- 10 things to share with your roommate

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When it comes to packing for college, there are tons of curve balls and red herrings that will be thrown your way.

One of the biggest of these? Your roommate.

If you started shopping early you may already have a ton of dorm essentials. But your mystery roommate has been shopping too.

So when you finally find out who they are (after stopping to panic and scream from excitement), make sure to compare notes about these 10 things.

1. Mini Fridge

Food is awesome, and being able to keep some of the essentials (fruit, milk, yogurt) in your room is even better.

But don’t be fooled by advertisements, you probably won’t need two minifridges.

Unless you have tiny cube fridges, only bring one.

You’ll save space and money.

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