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Author: Sarah Lundrum

Sarah Landrum is a freelance writer and career blogger. She is also the founder of Punched Clocks, a career site for young professionals. Catch her on social media and subscribe to her blog, for more great tips. You can find her tweeting @SarahLandrum

Posted Oct. 21, 2015, 8 a.m. by Sarah Lundrum | View Comments
internship interview tips

You’re taking the right courses, studying for the SATs, getting involved in the right programs, so what else is there to do? Why not take the skills you've learned in school and apply it to a real-world setting? High school internships – even unpaid ones – will give you the experience you need for college, the working world and beyond. They are a great way to build your high school resume. Just how will you prove to employers that you're the perfect fit for for a a high school internship? Ask yourself these questions to get prepared: 1. Are your ...

Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 8 a.m. by Sarah Lundrum | View Comments
Four high mistakes that can blow your chances of getting a job later

You’ve probably been dreaming of getting to high school since you slipped on your backpack and walked into elementary school for the first time. After all, high schoolers seemed so much cooler: They could drive, they went to prom, they got to stay out late. As a high-schooler now, though, you know that there are lots of pressures that come with being a big kid. While some mistakes come with only minor repercussions, others can have big effects on your life and your future. That’s why you need a roadmap to avoid the following four mistakes that could otherwise cause ...