Topic: Jobs

College Life: How to Tackle Annoying Questions About Your Post-Grad Future

College Life: How to Tackle Annoying Questions About Your Post-Grad Future

My ears are ringing with questions. Just call it the institutional inquisition.

Graduation is six weeks away. I don’t usually broadcast the inner workings of my every move to the whole wide world, but questions are flying at me from all angles about where I’m going and what I’m doing come graduation, and so on.

So what do I do? Well, whenever acquaintances approach looking inquisitive, I simply block out whatever they say, wait until they cock their head awaiting my response, put my hand in their face and say, “Talk to the hand!” More »

Crushable Quotable: The Kardashians Work While You Are Sleeping

Crushable Quotable: The Kardashians Work While You Are Sleeping

Although The Soup host Joel McHale likes to remind everyone that Kim Kardashian is famous for having a big ass and a sex tape, family momager Kris Jenner tells Redbook magazine that the whole family works their less-famous asses off. “It’s annoying when I hear, ‘What do your girls do?’ Well, first of all, all of my daughters have jobs. They are fashion stylists and designers; they own a chain of stores. They had the stores before they had the show,” Kris said. “And my kids worked from the time they were 13 years old. So to me, that’s a huge misconception that the girls don’t work. They work 25 hours a day.” More »

Hollywood Jobs: Monifa Coffee, Makeup Artist

Hollywood Jobs: Monifa Coffee, Makeup Artist

Monifa Coffee, 31, from New York, is a celebrity make-up artist whose work has appeared in the pages of magazines such as FHM and Essence and with the casts of shows like House of Anubis, Victorius, and VH1’s Love and Hip Hop. Monifa spoke to me from New York,about why she loves her job so much and what make up artistry is really all about. More »

We’re Launching New Sites! Come Work With Us!

We're Launching New Sites! Come Work With Us!

Looking for a job? We’re looking for writers and editors to join our team as we launch two new sites and expand coverage at our sister sites TheGloss and Blisstree.

Our parent company, B5Media is creating a new parenting site and a professional women’s site. We’re looking for editors in New York and Toronto to get these new projects off the ground. If you think you’d be a good fit, tell us why.

For more information, visit B5 Media’s Careers page at www.b5media.com/careers. More »

OSIC: How To Eat Your Holiday Feelings (And Other Ways To Hibernate During Winter Break)

OSIC: How To Eat Your Holiday Feelings (And Other Ways To Hibernate During Winter Break)

In the 12 days leading up till December 25th, we’ll be rolling out our “Oh Sh-t It’s Christmas” features.

The holidays are about goodwill, cheer, and peace to all men. It’s also about leaving your best friends, boyfriends, and gym routines back at college. Being back home means never having to say you’re sorry to your diet plan, because no one is around to judge you. Lie inert for weeks straight and claim you need your “rest” from the grueling physical task of writing papers on a computer screen all semester. Sure, you may be a depressing lump of lard for the entire month of January, but we say revel in it! More »

Surviving What I Think Might Be the Real World

Surviving What I Think Might Be the Real World

New York is supposed to be a city where dreams come true, but I’ve yet to see that side of it yet. I’m sneaking into college by taking classes part-time before I apply, I work in retail, and I have a part time-internship. Part-time usually means 30%-50% of your time. So if my calculations are correct I spend a minimum of 90% of my time working somewhere.

At first, I was a total brat & crybaby (toxic combo) because I was so stressed out. For example, if there weren’t any seats on the subway I would either: a) pretend to be pregnant until someone got up or b) just start to cry silently. I am by no means complaining, but if you’ve ever been in this position you know how I feel. I slowly got used to being on-the-go and have even got some tips and advice for those of you who are entering this stage. I’d like to extend a helping hand. More »

Dear College Students: You Have a Lot to Learn About Real World Jobs

Dear College Students: You Have a Lot to Learn About Real World Jobs

I love perusing campus blogs, because believe it or not, you darn kids usually are who we look to as trendsetters and taste-makers. I routinely call up my sister and ask her what’s “in” at her college (and yes, it’s Spirit Hoods), and what her class is talking about. So keep up the good work, you guys! Key demographic!

But while we highly encourage blogging about school news, fashion, how much midterms suck, and dating, there is one arena that you guys need to STFU about. That’s right: stop giving “tips” about how other students should handle their first real-world job if you’re still a student. We don’t care if you had a summer internship, or if you took a year off to work abroad. If you’re still in school full-time and on your parents’ insurance plan, then you do not get to write advice to your peers about what to wear on the first day of their post-collegiate job. This counts double for people writing for college sites but are out of school, yet still talk down to their readers while giving terrible advice. It’s ignorant, a tad condescending, but most of all, just plain wrong. Sorry to make examples out of some of you well-meaning individuals, but here are our 5 “favorite” collegiate posts about life after college.
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Video: How to Explain to Your Family What You Do For a Living

Video: How to Explain to Your Family What You Do For a Living

After you graduate college, you may decide to travel the road less taken. You know what that means: no temping for you, you’re going to start your own tech business, or become a graphic illustrator, or perhaps a taxidermist. And your parents? Well, they might fall into that category of which Will Smith once rapped about.

And in the off chance that your parents don’t just “understand” why they threw $40k down the hole so you could apply for grants to put on your gallery show of menstruation dollies, you don’t have to feel alone anymore. A new web documentary series called “How to Explain It To My Parents” showcases 5 abstract artists trying to explain to their parents what they do for a living. The results are…sort of what you’d expect. Watch this first episode between micro-brewer Arno Coenen and his father. Awwwwkward! More »

How to Handle the Real Job Carousel After College

How to Handle the Real Job Carousel After College

Post-grad life is a lot about taking two steps forward only to take a step back. Some days, you feel like you’re ahead of whatever curve you’ve set for yourself and then other days, you feel like you’re falling behind. Although you have a lot more freedom and responsibility than life as a college student, the constant evolution of figuring out what to do next and what’s right is never ending. More »

Crushed In the Cubicle: You Say It’s Your Birthday?

Crushed In the Cubicle: You Say It's Your Birthday?

In elementary school, your birthday usually meant cupcakes and a rousing round of “Happy Birthday” sung just for you. In college, it meant an epic bar crawl with shots galore that only cost you an epic hangover the next day. But now that you’re in the nine to five world, birthdays don’t seem to matter as much. You’ll still get slammed with work, get yelled at by your boss, and may even have to stay late—even if all your friends are planning to meet you for post work drinks. In short? It’s never gonna be a celebration. But here’s how you can make the day a little more festive: More »

Love Crushable? Come Intern With Us

Love Crushable? Come Intern With Us

By this point in the fall semester, most college students are already situated in their fall internships and probably have their weekly routine down. But Crushable — and our parent company, b5 media — is looking for some college students to help with writing, reporting and video, and these positions just can’t wait until the spring.

So if you (or someone you know) put off applying to an internship this semester, found you have a little bit of extra time in your schedule or just want to squeeze in a little more experience by working for an online media company, we might have the perfect opportunity for you. Or, at the very least, you can see how weird we all are in person. More »

Crushed in the Cubicle: 5 Ways to Get a Promotion

Crushed in the Cubicle: 5 Ways to Get a Promotion

Don’t you hate that corporate ladder metaphor speak, where we’re all supposed to pretend our goal in life is to climb higher and higher until we bonk our heads on the still-in-existence glass ceiling? Me too. But still, we’ve all gotta start somewhere, and if you feel like you’re on the very first rung of a very shaky ladder, here’s how to fast-talk (and walk!) yourself up a couple well-deserved rungs in 9-5 world. More »