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It’s time to improve your LinkedIn profile

Your LinkedIn profile is about to become your new best friend when it comes to finding a job. But as a career finder, there are some tips and tricks to making the most of your profile. Unlike a resume, you can constantly update your LinkedIn profile to make the most of keywords employers are searching for or to promote yourself.

Make LinkedIn your new career related best friend. (Credit: Careerizm)

Make LinkedIn your new career related best friend. (Credit: Careerizm)

If a job search is on your horizon, then you won’t want to miss these life hacks. Read more

Life hacks for cold weather on campus

Remember last year’s surprise snowmageddon? While many places were impacted, the Boston blizzard of 2015 was one for the record books. Many of my friends live in Boston, and they were snowed in for what seemed like weeks–the snow came down in February and literally didn’t finish melting until June. Cars were buried, and so were front doors.

You ready for the cold weather? (Credit: DIYLOL.com)

You ready for the cold weather? (Credit: DIYLOL.com)

Even if this year is mild, I’m preparing for the worst by making sure I have a list of life hacks to make my cold weather living easier. Whether you’re on winter break or back on campus, keep these life hacks in mind. Read more

Better listening skills for college students

Have you ever realized that someone has been talking and you have no idea what is being said? I sure have. We could all use a little help with our listening skills now and again. You can improve communication by breaking just a few bad habits when you start to follow the quick tips and life hacks below.

Improve your listening skills for better communication. (Credit: weknowmemes.com)

Improve your listening skills for better communication. (Credit: weknowmemes.com)

Before you know it, you will be the most effective communicator around and all will bow to your superior listening skills … or something like that. Read more

College students: Learn how to use LinkedIn to get a job

If you’re like me, you probably spend way too much time using social media. Instead of posting pictures of yourself taking jello shots, how about learning how to use LinkedIn to help you get a job after graduation?

Find out why college students need a LinkedIn account. (Credit: Careerizm.com)

Find out why college students need a LinkedIn account. (Credit: Careerizm.com)

Of all the life hacks you can develop some of the best life hacks involve learning how to network and make the kind of contacts that can help you in your career. Here are few ideas on how LinkedIn can get you on the road to success and why you should be using it now. Read more

Grooming tips for college students

As the fall semester ramps up it isn’t long before the health and beauty routines of college students go right out the window. Who has time for proper grooming? But looking good is still going to help you make a good impression on fellow students and your professors. If you’re a natural beauty, cherish these years of youth.

Follow these easy grooming tips for college students. (Credit: That Desi Girl)

Follow these easy grooming tips for college students. (Credit: That Desi Girl)

As for the rest of us, we’ll need some life hacks on makeup ideas and other life skills. Even the guys need to learn how to groom a beard. So let’s look at some grooming tips for college students. Read more

Improve first impressions based on new science

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. As clichés go, that one is right up there with my personal favorite: When you assume you make an ‘ass’ of ‘u’ and ‘me.’ But unfortunately first impressions are important, and how new people react to the nonverbal cues you give out can affect what they think of you in the long term.

Learn how you can improve first impressions. (Credit: i9 Sports)

Learn how you can improve first impressions. (Credit: i9 Sports)

There have always been life hacks that can improve how you are perceived when meeting someone, but new science has even more help to offer. Read more

How to be more confident

Self esteem. Self confidence. The ideas may be almost interchangeable, but possessing these qualities is another matter altogether. No matter how confident you think someone is (or they say they are), we all have moments of doubt and wish we knew how to be more confident.

Learn how to present yourself with a cool and confident attitude. (Credit: MemeCenter.com)

Learn how to present yourself with a cool and confident attitude. (Credit: MemeCenter.com)

I’m a big fan of the “fake it till you make it” strategy, but read on for even more life hacks and lifestyle tips that can give you the boost you need. Read more

Life hacks for how to find a college roommate

A big fear for incoming freshmen? How to find a roommate. There are so many questions—Are you compatible? Can you get along? Will you drive each other crazy or become besties? It can be hard to live together when you don’t know each other, but there are lots of life hacks to help you find a college roommate, including apps!

One way to know you found a good roommate. (Credit: QuickMeme)

One way to know you found a good roommate. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Even if you are assigned a roommate, like I was, these tips can help you learn more about each other before you are sharing an 8×8 cinderblock cube. Read more

How to stay cool in the hot weather

Want some great tips on how to beat the summer heat? When the hot weather descends, I often get wiped out and feel like any activity is completely miserable.

Find different ways to stay cool on warm summer days. (Credit: Degrees Ahead)

Find different ways to stay cool on warm summer days. (Credit: Degrees Ahead)

But I’ve found a few great life hacks to help me stay cool, no matter how high the temperatures climb. Read more

How to pick a college major

Your college worries probably follow this pattern: Worry No. 1—What school will I get into? Worry No. 2—How will I pay for college once I get in? Worry No. 3—How to pick a college major, aka “What do I want to do with the rest of my life?”

Having trouble deciding on a college major? (Credit: Lifehacker)

Having trouble deciding on a college major? (Credit: Lifehacker)

If you have progressed through stages 1 and 2, congrats! Now onto some life hacks to help you crush No. 3! Read more