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Pokémon GO: How This App (Seriously) Helped Me Get the Most Out of My Internship Experience


by Theresa Clark, Monday, August 22nd, 2016

0001-269862692016 has been one exciting year for smart phone users. From Snapchat connoisseurs, to Pokmon GO enthusiasts, to even Instagram story newbies, let's be real - our society has been all about it! Over the last month, I have fallen into the trap of the Pokmon GO craze. Admittedly, I downloaded the gaming app for […]



The Ultimate Guide: How to talk about you CWP internship in a future interview Part 2: For DMs


by Theresa Clark, Thursday, July 21st, 2016

0001-11637625This August will mark the fifth time Olympic medalist, Michael Phelps, will be present in the Summer Olympics. For essentially twenty years, Phelps has given his life to lanes of treaded blue waters and resilient fans. He has persevered and led a legacy in his Olympic stride. This type of repeated success is huge! Through […]



The Ultimate Guide: How to talk about your CWP internship in a future interview Part 1: For Interns


by Theresa Clark, Friday, July 1st, 2016

pexels-photo-70292-mediumIn a perfect world, job interviewing would come naturally. We would effortlessly be able to communicate all of our career experience without much hesitation. It would just, well, be easy. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world. We live in a world that requires us to challenge ourselves and put our best foot […]



How to Fully Maximize Your College Works Painting Internship (From an Intern Who’s Doing It)


by Theresa Clark, Monday, June 20th, 2016

Kenneth imageHave you ever stumbled into a situation that you initially had no idea would lead to success, but it ended up being one of your biggest accomplishments? For College Works Painting Northern California intern, Kenneth Van Houten, this type of experience happened out of the blue, a few months ago, in what he thought was […]



The Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make


by College Works, Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

We Asked Owners About Their Biggest Goofs- and What They Learned From Them By Barbara Haislip August 25, 2014 Screwing up is part of starting a business. It can happen to anybody — even someone with a great idea and a solid grasp of how to launch a company. Sometimes they make simple blunders that […]



5 Tips To Guarantee You Get Hired


by College Works, Monday, July 14th, 2014

unemployedSummer is here and most people are a couple months into their summer jobs. If you find yourself still sleeping in on the weeks days and searching the couch cushions for spare change it might be time to find a job. Here are some tips on securing a summer job, or any job for that […]



Social Media – A Job Seeker’s Secret Weapon


by College Works, Monday, January 27th, 2014

Guest post-Social Media, a job seekers secret weaponSocial Media - A Job Seeker's Secret Weapon Some rights reserved by SalFalko Connections are being made every second as we are living in a more 'social' society. In more ways than one, staying linked to other people is as easy as a single tap on a tablet or a digital thumb up. Through social […]



Networking Pt.2- The Golden Rules To Networking


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 […]



Networking Pt. 1- Why Network?


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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