The 4th of July came and went, and I bet if you had a bbq or some sort of party you’re really feeling the remnants of the weekend. Overdoing the alcohol consumption and fried, greasy foods can really make you feel sluggish and like crap. (Trust me, I’ve been there) The best way to avoid a hangover is to skip the bender, but sometimes that’s no fun. So why not kick that hangover in the butt with these ways to recover from your holiday.
6 Things I Learned From Being Unemployed
Being unemployed is no fun. I spent over a year searching for a job a few years ago and it was an eye opening experience. I went through the ups and downs of spending most of my time on job boards, fixing up my resume and keeping my fingers crossed that I was good enough for an interview. Here are the 6 things I learned from being unemployed.
A Little Progress Each Day Adds Up To Big Results
College & Minimalism: How They Go Together and Why It’s Important
Minimalism while staying in a dorm in college isn’t usually something a first time student is thinking of when packing for the new school year. More likely than not you’re running around trying to make sure you have *absolutely everything* you could possibly need. Most freshman tend to over pack rather than under pack. When I arrived in my first dorm, my dad wanted to make sure I had everything, so besides all of the clothes, shoes, and other necessities I needed, he thought Costco sized bottled water packs (about 24-36 per pack), Costco sized laundry detergent and fabric softener, and Costco sized anything else. The pros to having such a large quantity of things is that it takes a significant time to get through, lasting longer. The cons is that living in a 12x19ft room, leaves no room for anything extra. I also had one hell of a time dragging the heavy laundry detergent up and down the stairs every few weeks.
So, is minimalism something you can or should do in college? Absolutely. Even if you’re not comfortable with the idea of minimalism, curbing the consumerism and making sure you leave with the same or even less than you came with is a good goal.
“When you call a person a minimalist, you’re describing their interest in keeping things very simple. A minimalist prefers the minimal amount or degree of something.” (x)
8 Things to Remember When Creating Your Resume
Creating your resume is hard work if you want to do it right. Having the best resume you can have will up your chances for landing interviews and eventually jobs, and with the way jobs are becoming harder to find, especially as a new graduate or in entry-level positions. According to a study on EPI.com,
In March 2015, the overall unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, and the unemployment rate of workers under age 25, at 12.3 percent, was 2.2 times as high…the Class of 2015 will join a sizable backlog of unemployed college graduates from the last six graduating classes (the classes of 2009–2014) in a difficult job market.
That’s not good no matter which way you look at it, and with so many other people competing for jobs, you’re going to need to have a top notch resume to help you along.
Here are my tips to remember when creating your resume:
Motivational Monday: “Don’t Stop Until You’re Proud”
5 Things I Regret NOT Doing in College
I had a great college experience, I learned a lot, had some great (and not so great) moments and I’m really happy I went, but there are still some things I’m kicking myself for not doing while I was there. These are the 5 things I regret NOT doing while in college.