2012 has been a fantastic year for Campus to Career. I’ve learned a lot through successes and failures this year. Opening up this blog to select guests throughout the community has added a lot of value, both to me as a blogger and hopefully, to you as a reader. I thought I’d share with you Campus to Career’s top 20 posts of the year. Each is unique, bringing you a wide variety of tools to use in the job search or in your current career. Listed in order of reader popularity, they are:
1. Co-Op vs. Internship: What’s the Difference? – Have you ever wondered what makes a co-op different from an internship? Check out this article to learn what sets them apart and which is the best fit for you.
2. Smile & the World Smiles with You – Smile. Just smile. It’s good for your health and your career.
3. Quality vs. Quantity: 3 Points to Consider – Lessons learned from childhood that still resonate to this day!
4. 10 Simple Ways to Succeed in Your New Career – Starting a new job soon? Here are 10 easy ways for you to launch your career on the right foot.
5. Lessons on Failure from Wile E. Coyote – He’s still chasing the Roadrunner, but there’s a lesson in there. Click the title to read how Saturday morning cartoons do more than entertain.
6. Recovering From a Screw-Up at Work – Oops. You screwed up. So what? Don’t let it be the death of your career. Learn how to recover like a boss.
7. Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in…College? You’re probably thinking, “wait, I thought that was kindergarten?” Yes, but there are some great things you’re going to learn in college that will propel you into your dream job.
8. 5 Things Every Young Professional Should Know Before Hitting 30 – 5 things. That’s it. Zach Buckley provides some great insight into what exactly we need to do before we hit the big 3-0.
9. [INFOGRAPHIC] How an Applicant Tracking System Reads Your Resume – Where does your resume end up once submitted online? The recruiter’s desk? A black hole? Learn how the system analyzes the content on your resume.
10. Leverage Life by Maximizing Efficiency – Maximize efficiency, get more done. Simple enough.
11. Internship Advice from Vanilla Ice – Stop, collaborate and listen. Seriously, though…there’s a career lesson in there.
12. 5 Reasons Why Athletes Make Great Employees – Why leave your participation in team sports or the fact that you’re an athlete off your resume? Read this article to learn how you can use your athletic involvement to position yourself for success.
13. 5 Things to Leave Off Your Resume – Drop ’em like they’re hot.
14. Top 4 Career Choice Tips for New Grads – Graduated or will soon? There are 4 choices you’re going to have to make. Check out this great post from Annie Favreau from Inside Jobs.
15. Goal Setting: Possible Dreams – If you can dream it, you can achieve it.
16. Landing Your Dream Job: Part 2 – The Phone Interview – Dogs barking in the distance? Annoying roommate practicing with their garage band? You might want to re-think where you take the phone interview. Click the link for a few more tips.
17. Career Services – Gaining Value for FREE (Part 2) – Not using Career Services on campus as a student? You’re probably missing out! Take advantage of the free services…you’ll be glad you did!
18. Teamwork According to The Smurfs – What can little blue men (and a woman, sorry Smurfette) teach us about teamwork? More than you think.
19. 3 Strategies for Staying Positive during Your Job Search – You’ve applied everywhere. No one has called you. No emails in the inbox. You’re starting to freak out. Read this article to learn 3 ways to keep positive.
20. Branding Lessons from MTV – Remember when MTV actually showed music videos? Seriously…they did. Snooki wasn’t even a bad daydream in some director’s head at that point. Learn what MTV has to teach us about branding.
What is YOUR favorite post on Campus to Career? Let me know. I really value your opinion and insight. That’s how this blog has evolved and how its able to bring you fresh content every week. Blogs, Facebook and Twitter aren’t broadcast platforms to me. They’re about building relationships and engaging in conversation. So, let me know what you think. Let’s make 2013 even better!
Thanks for reading!