In any industry, there are certain phrases and buzzwords that get thrown around, and if you don’t know what they mean, it can be intimidating and deflating. Especially when you’re new on the job, it can be hard to know the best person or resource to solve the mystery of what the heck “best practices” means.

Preparing to start your job search can be an exciting but also intimidating process. Here, Roselle Glick, M.A., Associate Director of Career Services and Adjunct Instructor at The College of Westchester, discusses what you need to know and how to take advantage of resources that can help you along the way.

Phone interviews are a popular early step in the interview process—they’re a convenient way for an employer and applicant to explore whether they’re a good fit. However, applicants still need to be prepared. Some must-do’s (like making sure you’re in a quiet place for the interview and have good reception) might seem obvious, but there are some other important points to keep in mind.

Are you stressing out about finding a job post-graduation? It’s completely normal to feel nervous, but all that panic can actually undermine your efforts. First identifying what, specifically, you’re freaked out about is an important first step in the process since it gives you a starting place for forming an action plan. This article by Monster contributor Elana Lyn Gross explains.

Want to be more productive at work or at school? It turns out one simple thing could make a huge difference: listening to music. Aside from helping us relieve stress and boost our mood, research suggests that listening to music while working may also help us be more productive. This Fast Company article by Melissa Locker explains.

When we hear “accounting,” most of us think immediately of taxes and tax season. However, there are so many ways in which understanding accounting can help you in your personal and professional life. There are also many careers you can pursue with an education in accounting.