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Resume Mistakes to Avoid

Originally posted February 5, 2014 on the ReadWriteAnalyze Blog.

Are you currently updating that resume of yours and don’t know where to start? Basically, having a solid resume is all about making a great impression through choosing an appropriate format, selecting a suitable font, customizing your resume, using keywords, and more importantly not making silly mistakes. Below are the top 4 resume mistakes you should avoid this year.

1. Poor Design and Layout
At first sight, your resume will either trigger a green light or a red one. According to Amanda Augustine, career expert at TheLadders, ”The format is just as important as anything else on the resume; the key is to format the information in a way that makes it easy to scan and recognize your job goals and relevant qualifications.”

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The Virtual Blog Project Celebrates 1 Year and 100 Posts!

Originally posted October 17, 2013 on Braathe Enterprises Virtual Blog Project.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Braathe Enterprises Virtual Blog Project, an inspiring initiative from Braathe Enterprises that aims to provide undergraduate students and recent graduates with a communication vessel for virtual learning.

Initially, its purpose was to be a platform for students taking part in the Braathe Enterprises Virtual Internship Program, but co-founder Yasheaka Oakley had bigger plans.

“I found that there was a greater audience of recent graduates and current students who needed career advice or a platform to share their expertise. So, I dropped the requirement and hoped for the best!” says Oakley, who is an alumna of the Virtual Internship Program’s Small Business Track.

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4 Ways to Save Money over the Summer

Originally posted August 12, 2013 on Braathe Enterprises Virtual Blog Project.

Saving money over the summer is a job itself. It is often hard for most people, especially students to manage their expenses during career-free months. Money management is a skill once mastered will benefit you for life, even beyond school years. Here are four suggestions for keeping your finances under control this summer.

1. Utilize Coupons and Student Discounts

Instead of buying on impulse, collect coupons and shop during the sale season. Utilizing coupons can help you save more than 90 percent on your grocery bills according to TLC Family Finance. Though, knowing how to consume coupons wisely at first can be difficult, proper knowledge and organization will make the task at hand as easy as breathing.

First, you need to know what to save on as coupon collection comes hand in hand with bulk purchasing. Hence, always buy items that you use regularly or don’t spoil fast; such as, canned goods, frozen items, personal supplies, etc. Also, collect coupons from your favorite brands not just through newspapers but also through social networks, where they advertise their latest deals. Lastly, always leverage on discounts catered to students. For more tips, click here.

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