What We’re Reading Weekly Roundup – Aug, 3, 2012

August 3, 2012

This week’s theme is definitely focused on critical “dos and don’ts” for a job search and interactions once you find yourself in the workforce. Many of the tips in each article can also be easily applied to your college experience and how you work with classmates, teachers and other peers. Enjoy!

CollegeRecruiter.com: Top Three Tips for Managing Your Online Reputation

Tactical tips for how to research where your reputation stands online, suggestions for how to refine and fix content to improve results and a reminder to continually monitor regularly to ensure your personal results remain positive.

Jobacle.com: How to Create a Good Relationship with Your Boss

Establishing a positive relationship with your boss that is based on mutual respect is essential to success in the workplace. From setting boundaries to being more proactive, there are several easy steps you can start working on today.

About.com: Phone Interview Etiquette

Even though you aren’t throwing on a suit for a phone interview, you still need to prepare the same way you would for an in-person meeting. Review these important tips to ensure you are just as polished over the phone as you would be in-person.

Chron.com: Don’t Spin It

Whatever you do – do not misrepresent yourself on your resume! This short read offers quick tips for how to stick to the facts and represent yourself well in an interview.

WorkingMother.com: Seek Support and Take Initiative: Keys to Work/Life Alignment

Juggling school, work and a family can be extremely challenging. An honest post by Allison O’Kelly, founder and CEO of Mom Corps, shares advice for how to find balance, build your own support group and plan for unexpected bumps in the road.

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