How to Leverage Alumni Networking on LinkedIn to Find A Job

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If you are frustrated searching job boards, sending resumes into black holes, and not getting responses from prospective employees, what I call “The Alumni Networking Solution” will help you. Research from Jobvite found that “Employees hired through referral are hired 55% faster than those who come from a career site.” I have personally used The Alumni Networking Solution to… Read more »

4 Tired Job Search Tips That You Need to Update

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As the experts job seekers turn to during the job search, we all have go-to pieces of advice we dish out when they need support. But with so many changes happening in the way people find jobs, are some of our traditional job search tips becoming outdated? Just as we know longer encourage job seekers… Read more »

THE 20-POINT JOB SEARCH GAME PLAN

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Autumn is football season and as I listen to the TV analysts handicapping each game two words are ubiquitous in their conversation when they discuss what it takes for each of the two teams to win. These words are ‘Game Plan’. In football, more than in any other sport, regardless of the disparity of talent,… Read more »

The Key to Choosing the Right Career

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Choosing a career path (or changing one) is, for most of us, a confusing and anxiety-riddled experience. Many will tell you to “follow your passion” or “do what you love,” but as Cal Newport argues in So Good They Can’t Ignore You, this is not very useful advice. When I graduated from college, I liked… Read more »

How to Improve Communication Skills at Work

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Communication is without the doubt one of the most important business skills, no matter what industry you are in. As a Sr. Recruiter and Interview Coach, I have seen many candidates, often strong technically, fail interviews as their communication skills weren’t strong enough. Most of us process huge numbers of messages every day. However, effective… Read more »

This is Exactly What to Say to Show Off Your Industry Knowledge in an Interview

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You know you need to research the company before your interview. It’ll help you discover any questions you have about working there. Plus, taking time to prepare shows the hiring manager you take this seriously But there’s more to do than reviewing the company’s about page. You’ll also want to spend some time familiarizing yourself… Read more »

Beat Your Job Interview Nerves With This Cheat Sheet

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One common issue many candidates face in an interview is forgetting what they want to say. Essentially, the candidate’s mind goes blank. All the great answers they had prepared just disappear. This can be a huge hurdle to overcome, and it can lead to you missing out on roles that you are a great fit… Read more »

How to Gain Work Experience While You’re Still in School

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I was recently speaking to a group of students about their career aspirations and the task of finding work after graduation when the topic of “entry-level roles” came up. Anyone who has looked at listings for entry-level roles recently has probably noticed that the vast majority of them ask for candidates who have experience already… Read more »

4 Qualities Interviewers Look for in Every Candidate

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It’s no secret that job seekers must satisfy three requirements to land a job: They can do the job. They will do the job. They will fit in. These three requirements have been well known for years. They are the foundation of a complete candidate. But there’s also a fourth piece to the puzzle. It is… Read more »