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...

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...

Lessons from My Internship

This blog has been the hardest to write for me by far. In part, the challenge stems from trying to sum up months worth of experiences is just a few paragraphs. Even more challenging,...

Interview Questions that Make You Think Out Loud

We've called this article "Interview Questions that Make You Think Out Loud," but it might just as well be called "Interview Questions that Make You Squirm." These are the questions interviewers use to get...

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...

Ultimate Guide to Career Fair Success

Keep in mind a few simple guidelines, and you can ensure that you'll put your best foot forward at the career fair, and increase your chances for career fair success. Research the fair. Do you know...

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...

Job Shadowing: An Overview

That's the premise behind job-shadowing, an activity that enables a person to spend some time observing a professional on the job. Job-shadowing is often touted as a career-exploration activity for middle-school and high-school students to...

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...

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...

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