Graduation here we come

Hello all! I do not know about you, but I am getting that itch for summer. One reason it might be even worse this year is I am graduating with my Bachelor Degree in Arts. So today, my focus is tips for graduation and beyond.

Lets start with the nitty gritty. Once you are done with your degree, what is the next step. Resumes, cover letters, and most importantly interviews are a few experiences postgraduates will see in the coming months.

If you check out http://www.levo.com by Social Media Specialist Sarah Mitus, she has a really positive article on “simple and sweet” reminders during an interview.

Interview Checklist:

  1. Research the company
  2. Know who you’re meeting with
  3. Practice answers to typical questions***
  4. Bring copies of your resume
  5. Have your references handy
  6. Wear a professional, yet appropriate, outfit
  7. Know where you’re going
  8. Arrive 15 minutes early
  9. Firm handshake
  10. Don’t forget to smile

My top three tips from her list of ten are to research the company, dress professional, and do not forget to smile! These are important to me because I want to be able to go into a workplace knowing what I am applying for. Not only will you feel better, but the company will be impressed with your knowledge of where you could potentially work. Second, your appearance is a HUGE factor in meeting someone. It is not always necessary to dress professional depending on the job, but I suggest being over dressed rather than underdressed so that the employers know you are serious about the position. Finally, do not forget to be yourself and enjoy it! You might be a little anxious but you ways to combat this are beta-blockers like bananas.

If you are feeling a little senioritis maybe some crafting with your graduation keepsakes is where your focus is now. One example is putting your tassel in a clear ornament for preservation.

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However, my favorite is the graduation shadow box pictured below.

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You have so many options! Adding announcements, your stole and cap are to special and can help keep your keepsakes in one place.

Finally, one craft I know I will be working on is decorating my cap. Can anyone guess what I will put on it?! Post your comments below and I will put my cap up in the coming weeks. Here are some examples on Buzzfeed.com http://www.buzzfeed.com/kierawrr/28-creative-graduation-caps-4gx1

Cheers class of 2014. You can make it 4 more weeks!

-H

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