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...

What to Include on your Internship Resume

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...

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 do Employers Mean by “or equivalent”?

Q. What exactly is meant by the word equivalent in the phrase "four-year degree or equivalent"? A. When an employer uses the term equivalent, it typically means they will consider any job-related experience that will...

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...

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...

25 Words That Can Hurt Your Resume

Often, when job seekers try to sell themselves to potential employers, they load their resumes with vague claims that are transparent to hiring managers, according to Scott Bennett, author of "The Elements of Resume...

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...

Impressing Your Interviewers During a Group Interview

Many job candidates preparing for an interview expect to sit down with a human resources person and talk one on one, since that's the traditional model. But many companies are adopting a group interview...

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