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...

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...

How to Leverage Your Fraternity or Sorority Network in the Job Search

When you rush a Greek organization, members lure you in with promises of strong alumni connections and lucrative job/internship hook-ups (among other things). It?s true; one of the benefits of being in a Greek...

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...

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...

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...
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Making it in Film: Tips for Getting Noticed in Hollywood

If you're looking for tips for getting your foot in the door of the movie business, you've come to the right place.
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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,...

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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