Professional Development

9 ways to survive your first week on the job

first week on the job

There are few moments in life as anxiety-heavy as your first week at a new job. There are so many new faces, jargon and data systems to understand. While learning the basics, you’re eager to make a splash and prove yourself to your new coworkers. During this stressful time, it’s nice to have a little…

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8 signs you need a new job

signs you need a new job

Deciding to pursue other career options puts us in a difficult position. The stability of a job you know and office you’re familiar with tends to outweigh the desire to try something new. Sometimes it’s time to look for other employment. Check out these 8 signs you need a new job and decide for yourself:…

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7 steps to becoming successful

how to become successful

“Success” is a long and winding road with detours, surprise obstacles and delays. Despite all of the unexpected surprises that life throws at us, there are several things we can do to prepare ourselves for a fulfilling life. The following are 7 tips on how to become successful.   1. Define what success looks like…

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17 benefits of being bilingual

benefits of being bilingual

Becoming a polygot isn’t an easy thing to accomplish. But once you learn a second language, the benefits are plentiful. The following benefits of being bilingual will be enough to inspire you to start learning your second language as soon as possible.   1. Easier backpacking and independent travel From being able to negotiate prices,…

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7 ways to blow your chances of getting the job

blow your chances of getting the job

No interview or job application process will go perfectly. Mistakes will happen. Just make sure they aren’t the kind of mistakes that will completely tank your shot at a job. Next time you pursue a professional opportunity, make sure to avoid these 7 ways to blow your chances of getting the job.   1. Not…

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Ask The Ambassador: Q&A With Our Alumni Ambassadors

international internship experience

Curious about what it’s like to pursue an international internship experience? Our Alumni Ambassadors, Juliet Watkin-Rees and Mateusz Andrulewicz from The University of Birmingham UK, interviewed each other so you can learn more about each of their experiences with The Intern Group last year.   1. Where did you go? JULIET: I spent 6-months interning at a marketing…

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6 ways to make a good first impression

Getting along with your coworkers is essential to accomplishing your career goals. Whether you’re doing an internship or starting a new job, fostering positive relationships with your office mates will expand your network and make you more savvy and productive. Here’s how to make a good impression at the office and get off on the…

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7 people who can offer job search help

job search help

Networking can multiply your chances of getting a job. When a company receives dozens of applications – or even hundreds – knowing someone inside the company can get your resume to the top of the stack. Plus, seeking advice from a range of people will also increase your chances of hearing about open positions. So,…

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The do’s and don’ts of finding your first job

finding your first job

Your first job is usually the most difficult to find. With little to no professional experience behind you, convincing a hiring manager that you’re the one they want can seem like an impossible task. It’s also your first time tackling the interview process, another difficult undertaking. To get yourself as amped up and prepared as…

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