7 Things to Have Open During a Phone Interview

Today's post is a guest post brought to you by my boyfriend, Anthony. 
Anthony is currently travelling the United States living in a tour bus, running lights for the national tour of a musical.. not exactly the typical college student! While this causes Anthony and my relationship to be a perpetual long distance relationship, he really loves every second of his job. 
Working in such an unconventional field, Anthony has become a master of phone interviews (and real interviews) and has not yet had a phone interview that he hasn't been offered the job from. Today, Anthony is here to provide his advice for acing a phone-based job interview!

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In my line of work I am often applying for jobs thousands of miles away which mean I do a lot of phone interviews. Throughout my experience with phone interviews, I have been able to learn what to do (or not do) to help land the job.

There are a few pros and cons of phone interviews, one of the best parts is that you are able to have anything open in front of you to reference during the interview. This allows you to prepare answers ahead of time and stay consistently focused on what the company needs for this specific position easily, which you cannot do in face-to-face interviews.

Here are 7 things I always have in front of me while I’m on a phone interview: Read More!

What Starting a Blog in College Did for Me

What starting a blog in college did for me! Perks of starting a college blog, perks of blogging, blogging in college, college blogging, millennial blog #BlogTips

When I started my blog on my very first day of college, three and a half years ago, I never would have imagined that it would lead me to where I am now. Blogging in college has become such a huge part of my life and has opened so many doors for me.

Blogging has made me a more ambitious person, helped me discover my future career goals, and given me the opportunity to help hundreds of thousands of college students worldwide – while still in school myself!

If you’re looking to start your own blog in college – check out my guide on how to start your own successful blog here!

Here are some of the amazing perks that have come with starting a college blog:
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Packing the Perfect College Care Package

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Essential items to include when packing the perfect college care package!

No matter if you are a parent, a sibling, or a friend of a college student we all have one thing in common: we miss our children, sisters, brothers, or BFFs who recently moved away to attend their dream (or backup) school.

Chances are, those students who we miss are also missing us.. and missing home.

How do we help? How do we give them what they need, what will help them succeed, and help them become a little less homesick (without being overbearing)? By sending them the perfect college care package. 

Care packages have been a tradition for parents with children in college, in the military, or having recently moved away from home for the first time for whatever reason – for a long time. This is for good reason, a care package is a great way to.. well.. show you care!

However, care packages aren’t limited to be sent by family – if your best friend recently started their time away at college don’t forget to send her some goodies to make her week either!

Let’s take a look on what I feel should go into packing the perfect college care package, from one college student.

P.S. If you’re a college student, don’t be afraid to (not so subtly) send this post to your family to make sure they pack you the perfect college care package 😉 Don’t worry, I won’t tell.

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Free Download: Assignment Calendar – Spring 2018

This free download printable is the perfect way to make sure you don't miss an assignment ever again! #GradeBooster #College

About 2 years ago I created and shared my secret to never missing an assignment deadline in college – my assignment calendar. This simple calendar was a hit with my readers and I received wonderful feedback and requests to continue to produce these calendars!

I, unfortunately, dropped the ball last semester and did not share an assignment calendar with you all. However, I’ve continued to receive requests for an updated calendar for the Spring 2018 semester, and I am here to deliver.

In addition to the updated calendar, I also received a few requests for a recorded quick tutorial on how to use the calendar, which I have included below.

I believe that there’s an art in preparing for a new semester – how you prep for the start of a new semester can really make or break your organization throughout a term. When we are surrounded by our paper planners and our digital planning tools like Google Calendar, it only makes sense for us to organize our assignment due dates in the same sort of calendar-like fashion, instead of the weird list or table that our professors hand is in our syllabus.

So here it is, back by popular demand, the download for the 2018 spring semester assignment calendar! Read More!