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...

How do I Explain to Employers why I Suddenly Quit my Last Job?

Question: I walked off my last job in frustration with a boss who constantly belittled me and others, never gave clear guidance and ripped apart anything that wasn't his idea. I know that not...

Interns for Hire: The Best Benefit can be a Permanent Job

In today's job market, internships are about more than developing skills and glimpsing a specific industry or company. Interns now want something tangible from their work experience - namely, a full-time job. And employers...

Paid Time Off from Work

Employers know their employees need a break once in a while. That's why companies offer paid time off (PTO) in the form of vacation days, holidays, personal leave, and sick leave. The definition of paid...

How to get your Foot in the Door of any Company

You've gone through extensive proofreading of your resume, rehashed your cover letters multiple times and added polish your LinkedIn profile.

Resumes Strategies for Landing an Internship

It's safe to assume, that a person seeking an internship doesn't have a ton of work experience... and that's OK! If you are looking to kick-start your career, landing an internship is one of...

Tips on how to set a Professional Tone with Email

I was interviewing for a job a couple of years ago, and over lunch with two of the interviewers I had a unique insight into a generational gap that most of us don’t think...

Relocating to a New City After Graduation?

About a year after graduation, I moved to Seattle. By the time I left three years later, volunteering, two internships, three jobs, and intermittent contract work--plus mountaineering, discovering Northwest food and wine, and meeting...

Eight Tricky Interview Questions

The vast majority of job seekers admit to emotions ranging from mild uneasiness to downright panic leading up to their interviews. The good news is there have been no reported cases of job seekers...

Leveraging Contacts In Your Job Search Part III: Building Your Support Team

We're asking you to take it a step further and use that contact to build a team of support within the company.  Having four different people vouch for you rather than just one can...

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