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...

What to Wear to Your Interview

If in doubt about interview attire at a particular company, don't be afraid to ask the recruiter what is or isn't appropriate to wear. You can also check with people you know at the...

What to Look For in a Company

If you're stumped on what to look for in a job, here’s one piece of advice: it's not all about the Benjamins, a.k.a. a good starting salary. For those of you just starting out in...

Successfully Sell Yourself With Your Cover Letter

It is often said that finding a job is a job in itself. But what you may not realize is that it's a sales job. To win over hiring managers and convince them to...

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...

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...

Cover Letter Basics

If you're banking on the assumption that no one is going to read your cover letter, that it's just going to get clipped behind your resume or discarded altogether, you're wrong. Your cover letter...

Sample Resume: Public Relations

Joe James 123, Main St Boston, MA 02109 (123)-456 7890. Profile Enthusiastic, resourceful, and trainable recent graduate with academic background in communications and internship experience as Communications' Program teachers' assistant. Offer old-fashioned work-ethic and excellent prioritization abilities...

Should Part-time and Full-time Workers be Paid Different Rates?

Q. Should there be a difference in wages between a part-time employee and a full-time employee doing the same job? A. In general, there should be little to no difference in pay between part-time and...

A Glimpse and a Hook: Confessions of a Hiring Manager

The terrifying reality regarding your resume is that for all the many hours you put into fine-tuning, you've got 30 seconds to make an impression on me. Maybe less. It's unfair, it's imprecise, and there's...

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