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2014March

How to Get a Job at Google Right Out of College

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by College Works, Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Many of the students I work with in Northern California want to break into the tech industry. I mean, who wouldn't want to land a job at a big, innovative company with a high average salary and ridiculous employee perks, right? Recently, one of our alums got hired at a start-up called Expensify right out of […]

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2014February

Stress Is A Choice: 5 Simple Stress Management Tips

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by College Works, Monday, February 17th, 2014

RelaxWhen I was young my mom used to tell me "being bored is a choice." I hated this response. As an adult I sometimes wish I could find the time to be bored! It seems like there is always something that needs to be done and no matter how hard you work it's impossible to […]

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2013December

How Sticking to Your Day Planner Can Help You Succeed

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by College Works, Monday, December 16th, 2013

This week we are featuring guest blogger Madoline Hatter. Madoline is a freelance writer and blog junkie from ChangeOfAddressForm.com. While you may try to remember the events that are planned for your entire day, it's very easy to get sidetracked. In some cases, the sidetracking is done by yourself as you manipulate your schedule in order to […]

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2013November

The Lowdown On Business Cards

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by College Works, Monday, November 11th, 2013

Businessman at Meeting SmilingLast week I attended a workshop hosted by my school called Target For Success with the Dale Carnegie training group. This is a three part workshop helping students to create a personal branding statement and learn professional techniques to be successful. While we talked about many important aspects of being successful in the business world […]

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2013July

5 Computer Programs Every Employer Wants You To Know

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by College Works, Friday, July 19th, 2013

what-is-softwareWhen applying to jobs or internships you will often find a list of qualifications employers look for. Checking through the list you notice a few computer programs employers want you to be "proficient" with. Knowing the following programs with make you the well-rounded employee that employers are looking for. 5 programs you should know No. […]

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15
2013July

The Top 5 Summer Positions To Build Your Resume

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by College Works, Monday, July 15th, 2013

Summer-Calendar-iStock_000018598361XSmallSchool's out and the living's easy...wait, wait, wait. Before college, summer meant a time to relax, sleep-in, and hang out at the pool. In college these luxuries are long gone. As a student, summer is the time to build your resume and fill your bank account. While it may seem like few employers would want to […]

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1
2013July

Networking Pt.2- The Golden Rules To Networking

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by College Works, Monday, July 1st, 2013

bigstockphoto_Networking_548671[1]So last week College Works Painting posted Networking Pt. 1: Why Network, this week we want to give you the golden rules to apply to your networking. Get ready... Rule #1: Figure out what you want before you start networking Networking is most effective when you have specific employer targets and career goals. While you […]

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2013June

Networking Pt. 1- Why Network?

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by College Works, Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Why-Networking-Works"It's not about what you know, it's about who you know" In a job market, where qualified candidates outnumber job openings, building and maintaining relationships can be your key to landing a job. Networking is nothing more than getting to know people. Whether you are aware of it or not you are networking all the […]

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14
2013June

25 Things Every Young Professional Should Know By Age 25

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by College Works, Friday, June 14th, 2013

imagesDanny Rubin is managing editor of News To Live By, a blog for Millennials that highlights the career advice and leadership lessons 'hidden' in the day's top stories. Rubin recently wrote a post called 25 Things Every Young Professional Should Know By Age 25. College Works Painting wants to share Rubin's post with you. ———— If […]

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7
2013June

What’s Your Fall Back Skill?

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by College Works, Friday, June 7th, 2013

All four crossing street with three cooliesThis week, College Works Painting is featuring Nick Niehaus as our guest blogger. Niehaus, a previous intern of College Works Painting, graduated from Washington University with a BA in Entrepreneurship in 2009. Niehaus is the founder and CEO of the Case Coolie, a revolutionary cooler that removes the hassle out of keeping your drinks cold. […]

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Q: Are they really students?

A: All of the College Works Interns are college students. The program is designed to allow college students to have a real life business experience and to earn money for the high cost of tuition. The painters on each crew may or may not be college students. All of our painters are trained by us and our paint providers, and many have years of experience.

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