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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Setting up a Job-Shadowing Experience

A job-shadowing experience can also be the outgrowth of an informational interview. At your interview, you might be asked if you'd like to stick around a little longer than the planned time for the...

Business Correspondence

Business correspondence serves a variety of purposes throughout the career cycle, but most of all it reflects professional courtesy during the job search. It can be quite time-consuming to correspond personally with everyone you encounter...

Getting the Most out of the Job-Shadowing Experience

Arrive on time and be polite, courteous, and enthusiastic. Show the person you're shadowing how much you appreciate the time and opportunity to learn. Don't be afraid to ask questions, but don't bombard the professional...
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Uncovering the Hidden Job Market

With so many web sites featuring job postings these days, it's easy to think that the only jobs available are the ones being advertised but that's just the tip of the iceberg. According to statistics,...

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...

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