How do you want to represent yourself on paper? Resumes are a way for potential employers to quickly evaluate where or not they are interested in hiring you. What are ways to put your best foot forward and grab the attention of the reader to secure that interview and the job of your dreams?

New Hires across many industries have weighed in and helped create a quick guide on how to take your resume to the next level. These tips aim to help individuals prepare for their best shot at creating a resume that leads to a job offer.

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If you’re looking for a new job, wanting career advice, itching to make a connection with professionals in the field, where do you go to start connecting? LinkedIn has become the new forum for individuals to get in touch with industry professionals. Direct messaging professionals about open positions, professional advice, and networking have evolved into the new way of “shooting your shot” or “going for it.” After talking with some colleagues about their mixed experience with receiving DM’s from complete strangers wanting a position or to hear more about their company, I decided to do some more research.

After surveying…


How do you feel about using email for work? Do you love communicating via email or absolutely hate it? How do you feel about the number of emails you get during the day? What would you prefer to use instead of emailing?

These are some questions fielded at the LinkedIn ether, and the responses I received back were interesting and polarizing based on the industry. I’ve broken down some key differentiating factors and insights below.

To email or not to email? That is the question.

Email seems to be an avenue for sending out broader messages, but if you’re looking…


The solution to engineering student retention isn’t as complicated as it seems.

As a recent graduate from the University of Florida (UF) College of Engineering, I have had my fair share of trials that had me questioning whether or not engineering was right for me. I have so many memories of people questioning my math ability, crying after a physics exam that didn’t go my way, and looking at other degree audits to see if there was something else that would give me a few less gray hairs during college. Why did I stick with it? Call it insanity. Call…

Ilana Krause

Critical thinker, problem solver, and engineer passionate about educating and empowering others.

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