by Beverly Harvey - Jul, 2014
Your elevator pitch is a twenty-to thirty-second statement that tells networking contacts and company decision makers that you have what it takes to resolve their outstanding problem(s). It’s centered on your branded value proposition, what you offer, what you bring to the table. As such, it’s an extraordinarily valuable networking and selling tool. It acquired its name from the concept of accidentally meeting a decision ma...
My Interview with OpenColleges
by Joshua Waldman - Jul, 2014
This interview first appeared on OpenColleges. “Most students I talk to are seniors with five people in their LinkedIn network. This is a huge mistake.” 1. What is your number 1 tip for getting a job after finishing study? Don’t wait until your final months to get serious about your career. I did that. I waited until my last week and made some pretty bad choices out of desperation. (Like following some girl I barely k...
5 Things You Need to Do When Starting a New Job
by Michelle Kerrigan - Jul, 2014
So—you’ve gotten through all the interviews and you’ve landed a new job! Congratulations! Now, you show up on your first day. Here are 5 things to do once you arrive: #1. Touch base with your new boss. Hopefully, by now, you’ve had a conversation or two with your new boss about what is required of you, and you have a meeting scheduled for your first day. This is important not only for the obvious reasons, but also for th...
How to Utilize Twitter for a Job
by Rachel Adler - Jul, 2014
Twitter and job search don’t usually go hand in hand, but Twitter is a fantastic tool to help you with your job search. You can use Twitter to learn about the industries you are interested in joining and follow thought-leaders and maybe even connect with them in a conversation. When I help people re-do their resumes and personal brand online I always ask to see their social profiles. One of the first things I ask is how...
3 Career Oriented Ways to Use Your Personal Domain Name
by Adrienne Erin - Jul, 2014
There are many purchases that could ultimately help you advance in your career. Some of them might include tickets to a conference that’s associated with your industry, a new laptop that can more capably handle a robust graphics program you use at your design firm, or even a sleek new wardrobe that shows you’re ready for the professional world. However, a personal domain name could be just as important as those tangible items....
5 Things Employers Wish Millennials Learned in College
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2014
Does college prepare today’s young people for the real world of employment? According to a 2013 Chegg study, the answer is a definitive no. Fewer than two in five hiring managers said that recent grads are prepared for a job in their field of study. Based on my work with entry-level employers across a wide range of industries, I would agree with this finding. There’s a lot of frustration with today’s college graduates’ prep...
How Do Headhunters Work?
by Louise Fletcher - Jul, 2014
Most job seekers fundamentally misunderstand the role of professional headhunters (also known as recruiters) and as a result, they miss out on countless job opportunities. In this article, I am going to explain exactly how headhunters work and how you can find them, because they are a vital part of the job search for anyone at the manager level and above. That’s because headhunters are paid by companies to fill vacant po...
5 Ways Your Local Library Can Help Your Career
by Adrienne Erin - Jul, 2014
When Benjamin Franklin invented the public library, he probably didn’t foresee them becoming the mecca of resources, events and free programs that they are today. Libraries, for many people, are more than just a place that lets them borrow books. They are a place to work, a place to access the internet and a place to learn. We all pay into the public library system, and some of us are lucky enough to have access to college...
How to Build Strong Relationships with Recruiters, Hiring Executives & Key Influencers
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Jul, 2014
Ultimately, a job search is all about relationships – building meaningful connections with retained recruiters, hiring managers/executives, and key industry influencers. But how do you do that in world of information overload? The approach I recommend is to give before you seek to receive from these important connections. Everyone else is bombarding them with requests from the get-go; if you take a different approach...
5 ways to position yourself for a return to prior career
by Julie Walraven - Jul, 2014
There are multiple types of career changes. One of those is the individual who started in one field and left it to pursue other interests. Are you one of those people who have worked in multiple fields? You aren’t alone. Many of my clients have worked in more than one field. If you leave a field for a period of time and then want to return, you may be facing a tougher struggle than if you had stayed in the field throughout you...
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