Forget About the Job, Learn to Leverage Contacts

Understanding the importance of networking is not enough!? Everyone in the job market has that understanding. To be successful in networking, you'll need to make the right moves with your contacts. Making the first move is always...

Talking the Talk: A Social Entrepreneur’s Glossary

Cross-functional: Spanning various specialized areas of focus within an organization.  For example, having job responsibilities that include managing programs, people and finances. Data-driven: Taking factual, measurable points and using them to focus programs, missions and future development.  Being data-driven is...

Tips for Creating a Resume that Downplays Job Hopping

If you've held several jobs over a short period, and don't explain the changes on your resume, you might look like a "job hopper" to recruiters and hiring managers. Although job...

Leveraging Contacts Part II: The Art of the Follow-up

But what if your dream interview opportunity lives with someone in that 25 percent that has not responded?  Tough luck?  Settle with the 75 percent that got back to you, and forget about the...

How to Stay Calm while Searching for Jobs

Searching for jobs and internships can become an incredibly stressful experience for some people.

The One Unique Thing: How to Sell Yourself in the Interview

When I am teaching my LSAT and SAT preparation courses, inevitably I will get questions regarding how to write a personal statement or a good entrance essay.  It is difficult, it seems, for people...

Expect the Unexpected: 15 Wild Card Interview Questions

Perhaps you are one of those job seekers who has their interview outfit perfectly pressed, copies of your resume printed on thick paper tucked neatly in a fancy folder, a Montblanc pen that latches...

Sample Resume: Accounting

Joe James 123, Main St Boston, MA 02109, (123)-456 7890. email@domain.com OBJECTIVE: Seeking a position as an Accounting Assistant where extensive experience will be further developed and utilized. CAREER PROFILE: Detail-oriented, efficient and organized professional with extensive experience in accounting...

Internship Resume Essentials

Stuck on what to put on your resume? You’d be surprised how much information you can cram in your one page resume. Besides the obvious information such as the quick points about who you are...

5 Things Your Cover Letter Must Cover

Your cover letter is your opportunity to, succinctly, tell the employer why you are the best fit for the job. Think of it in terms of a personal marketing piece that augments your resume....

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