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Interview Dos and Don'ts for Recent Grads

The time is here. You're finally interviewing for your dream job. But this isn't a fairytale and you don't have a shiny list of references to back you up, so this interview is all on you. You were the first person to graduate from college in your family and everyone is depending on you to "make it," so you have to nail this interview.

Interview Dos and Don'ts for Recent Grads

LinkedIn Dos and Don'ts for New Users

LinkedIn is one the most powerful and meaningful social networks to-date. irst and foremost, LinkedIn is the second place most employers look for job candidates before posting open positions. (1st place: Network.) Most open positions never get posted online because recruiters and employers alike use their networks to find potential candidates. The point is to use LinkedIn to build upon your physical network. Make it a point to connect with friends, colleagues, past employers and mentors.

LinkedIn Dos and Don'ts for New Users
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Outfit Advice to the Girl Who Hates Interviews

First things first, what are you going to wear? Be modest AKA no cleavage or short hemlines. I always say play it safe with a little personality during your first interview. Let your resume and personality do all of the work. Don't worry sis, once you get the job you can slay every single day.

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Outfit Advice to the Girl Who Hates Interviews
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7 Ways You Can Use Your LinkedIn Profile in 2017

Sis, stop playing and add all of your old professors on LinkedIn. Professors know the industry and are often connected to industry professionals near and far. Adding old colleagues and professors opens you up to their network without you having to say much. Someone might consider you for a position just based on the mere fact that you're connected to one of their fav college professors.

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7 Ways You Can Use Your LinkedIn Profile in 2017

3 Strategies to Get Better at Interviews

OMG this is it... interview day. Sis, I want you to be confident and conversational. Do not answer any questions with one word responses, always explain. You've prepared for this moment all night. Below is a list of 3 strategies to get better at interviews.

3 Strategies to Get Better at Interviews
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How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile in 3 Easy Steps

Does your LinkedIn profile suck? No worries, we're about to change that. I want to see other brown girls win at this career stuff and a lot of it starts online. Keep scrolling to read how to improve your LinkedIn profile in 3 easy steps.

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How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile in 3 Easy Steps
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5 Tips for Surviving Your First Job

You've already submitted the perfect resume, built your LinkedIn profile and used your connections to land your dream job. Below I am going to outline a couple of my workplace survival tips.

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5 Tips for Surviving Your First Job
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How to Wear a White Button-down to the Office

In today's lookbook, I'm teaching you how to wear a white button-down to the office. I'm obsessed with the simplicity and versatility of this top. Working girls need to know how to get the most bang for their hard earned dollars.

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How to Wear a White Button-down to the Office

5 Silly Mistakes You're Making on your LinkedIn

LinkedIn, how I love thee. There was a time when I despised LinkedIn but that has come and gone. LinkedIn is great to build your professional network, look for new jobs and for career inspiration. One of my favorite things to do on LinkedIn is to look at other advertising industry professionals profiles.

5 Silly Mistakes You're Making on your LinkedIn

Social Branding Rules Every Grad Should Know

What is person branding to you? Personal branding is what you share of yourself and how it's perceived by the outside world. I started blogging nearly 4 years ago, with the idea that being myself would sell. Lately, I've began to think more strategic about what it means to be @thejasminediane.

Social Branding Rules Every Grad Should Know

How to Nail Your Big Girl Job After a Stellar Interview

It's finally here, your first in-person interview for your dream job! The interview went great, I mean nothing but great vibes and they practically threw the job offer in your face. Now what? First, you play it cool during the interview as they show you around the office and spill all of the job perks. Remember, they need to fill the position just as a bas as you need the paycheck.

How to Nail Your Big Girl Job After a Stellar Interview

3 important Lessons I've learned from Working Full-Time

Working full-time has taught me so much. I've learned a lot about myself and the world in general. This week marks one month since I slayed day one at my ad agency gig. Working for someone else has forced me to follow rules, be social and taught me so much a bout social media in general.

3 important Lessons I've learned from Working Full-Time

How to Slay Day One at an Ad Agency

 I'm so excited and a little nervous, but happy more than anything to start at my new job. I want to do well with the company, so I've decided to share some of what I've learned in terms of job searching, professional apparel and standing out in the saturated market space for good paying jobs post graduation. 

How to Slay Day One at an Ad Agency

3 Super Important Things for Recent Grads to Consider for Personal Branding

So you want to brand yourself online right? It's more than images and colors, but today we are starting with those things because frankly they are super important. Are you using social media to get a job? Here are 3 style rules for personal branding and a ton of examples.

3 Super Important Things for Recent Grads to Consider for Personal Branding
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How to Maintain a Valuable Brand Being Poor in College

My goal is to teach other first-generation college girls that they can build successful digital brands without a ton of money. Below I've compiled a list of blog posts filled with tips and tricks for brand building and growth on a college budget.

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How to Maintain a Valuable Brand Being Poor in College

Why I Decided to Merge My Blog and Business

New year, new site. I decided to merge my blog and business because it made sense for my digital brand. It was frustrating trying to separate my blog identity from my personal identity. I want to use this platform to talk about real life issues, not just fashion. Oh yeah, I also got tired of paying for multiple domains. #postgradlife

Why I Decided to Merge My Blog and Business