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...

Is It Better to Be Yourself or Fake It in an Interview?

If you've made it to the interview stage of a job application, it means that your potential employer has already earmarked your cover letter and resume as special from their overall pool of candidates....

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...

Moving On and In: Relocating for Your Summer Internship

Landing a summer internship at UMI Publications brought Ben Sherman one step closer to his dream of working in sports journalism. Sherman, 20, was hired to assist in the development of the publisher's ACC...

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...

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...
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My Post-Grad Internships at Fashion Magazines in NYC

For an entire year after I graduated from Emerson College in Boston, I did the unthinkable— I worked for free. At 21 years old, it wasn't exactly Pursuit of Happiness, but the thought nagged...

Expect the Unexpected: 15 Wild Card Interview Questions

Perhaps you are one of those job seekers who has their interview outfit perfectly pressed, copies of your resume printed on thick paper tucked neatly in a fancy folder, a Montblanc pen that latches...

Beware of the Top 5 Interview Mistakes

We've all heard stories of job candidates who looked great on paper but who were absolute disasters in person. With fewer interview opportunities available in our competitive job market, it's essential to make the...

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I have been through some crazy interviews for jobs.  I’ve been through interviews where the employer was forced by luck of the draw to interview but was clearly not interested, I’ve been through 8-hour...

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