Finding a Guide: The Value of Having a Professional Mentor

A strong mentoring relationship is built on collaboration and the commitment to the professional development of one or both of its participants. While in the typical mentoring relationship, one participant has more experience, skill,...

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...
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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,...

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...

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...

Should Part-time and Full-time Workers be Paid Different Rates?

Q. Should there be a difference in wages between a part-time employee and a full-time employee doing the same job? A. In general, there should be little to no difference in pay between part-time and...

Follow-Up Letters Win Jobs

Most job seekers neglect to write a letter, assuming that once they leave the interviewer's office the interview is over. Well, it isn't. The interview process extends beyond the one-on-one meeting and it is...

Interview Tips for Interns

If you've been granted an interview, you're already halfway to getting the exciting internship you've been looking for. Congratulations! Since so many students apply for a limited number of positions, companies generally eliminate candidates...
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Should I Ask for a Raise to go Along with my Extra Duties?

Q. A coworker recently moved, and the owners decided not to hire a new employee. The office manager and I are splitting the extra duties. Would this be a good time to request a...

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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