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Graduates: Avoid These 6 Early Career Pitfalls

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The summer can be an exciting time for a young job seeker, especially if you're fresh off of college graduation and ready to embark on your professional career journey. As you head out in search of your first job, set yourself up for long-term success by avoiding these common early career pitfalls: 1. Don't Let Your Parents Get Involved in Your Job Search At the most, your parents ...

The 3 Most Avoidable Resume Mistakes

Monday, June 18, 2018

It's an often repeated fact that recruiters and hiring managers only spend about six seconds scanning a resume before deciding whether to keep it or toss it. If your resume only has mere seconds to capture a decision-maker's attention, you need to be certain to avoid any of the triggers that can send it to the "no thanks" pile. Here are three such triggers that are incredibly common but easily ...

The Interviewer Has Asked You to Deliver a Presentation — Here's How to Nail It

Monday, June 18, 2018

The standard question-and-answer interview is still the format you're most likely to face on the job hunt, but it's far from the only way in which employers are evaluating candidates. In fact, today's hiring managers are getting quite creative, with many asking for direct proof of candidates' skills in the form of tests, practice projects, role-playing, and even presentations. Yes, more and more candidates are being asked to deliver presentations ...

How to Get the Job When You Don't Have the Degree to Back It Up

Monday, June 18, 2018

Article by Haley Shoaf Companies need people, not collections of degrees. Despite that obvious truth, many people who would otherwise be great candidates for open positions don't apply for roles that advertise education requirements they don't meet — even when their other experiences and skills would make them the perfect fit. This phenomenon is more apparent in some industries than others. According to a Harvard Business ...

Your Best Friend Won't Help You Land Your Next Job — But a Stranger Might

Monday, June 11, 2018

A job seeker recently came to me with a problem. They'd been looking everywhere for the right job, and they had finally found it. It was just the role they were looking for, and their skills were a perfect match. Even better, a close friend had connections within the company and offered to advocate for the job seeker. It seemed to be a slam dunk opportunity — until something went wrong. The close friend didn't follow through. The job seeker didn't get ...

Business Development: The Flexible Career With High Earning Potential

Friday, June 08, 2018

According to an Indeed survey, job seekers want three things out of a new job: Great compensation A convenient location Flexible work options Doing business development for offers exactly these things — plus a host of other benefits. Interested in doing business development under the umbrella? Join the ...

5 Tips on Giving Effective Feedback

Friday, June 08, 2018

Feedback is a skill, and great leaders are intentional about how they deliver it. They know that for feedback to lead to higher levels of performance, it must be given properly. But what does properly given feedback look like? Here are five tips to apply to your next feedback conversation. Whether you're delivering feedback to a leader, a direct report, or a coworker, these techniques will help you offer constructive ...

What Do PR Firms Look for in Recent College Graduates?

Friday, June 08, 2018

For many young graduates, public relations represents an exciting career opportunity. It offers the chance to work in a fast-paced and vibrant industry with a selection of incredible clients from around the world. Unfortunately, not every graduate is well-suited to a career in communications. When it comes to sorting through the sea of college graduates entering the job market this year, PR companies have their work cut out for them. While ...

5 Reasons Your Employees Are Disengaged — and How Microfeedback Can Help

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Employee engagement: It's a term we all use, but the definition can be kind of hazy. There is good reason for this — namely, what is good for one company may be a detriment to another. Engagement also varies from employee to employee, both in terms of what gets them engaged and in how their engagement manifests. The cranky sales guy who vigorously debates your new policies may be more engaged than the person who complies with everything but seethes silently. ...

'See Alumni': Your Secret Weapon on LinkedIn

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Every year, I have the honor of critiquing my fellow alumni's LinkedIn profiles. The event takes place on the 32nd floor of a building that overlooks Boston, where the alumni and current students of my alma mater come dressed to the nines and ready to get their profiles critiqued. One thing that immediately grabs my attention is the size of a person's LinkedIn network. In many cases, the number ...

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7 LinkedIn Features to Make Your Job Search Easier

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Leverage these features to improve your candidacy for a job.

How to Handle the Overly Chatty Co-Worker in Meetings

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tips for keeping your meetings on track and productive.

C-Suite Advice to Women in the Workplace: Don't Hedge Your Message

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

If you want to advance and succeed in your career, avoid these limiting behaviors that can brand you as a novice.

Generation Z: Are You Ready to Get Your First Job?

Friday, June 08, 2018

Important advice for the newest generation to enter the workforce.

Here's Why You Should Always Be Looking for a New Job

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Happy in your current job? Great! This is the time to keep your eyes open.

4 Things to Do When You Are Lost in the Job Hunt Wilderness

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

How to step back, reflect and refocus your job search efforts.

4 Rules for Resignation

Monday, June 04, 2018

There is much to gain from rising to the occasion when you resign.

Acquiring Professional Skills Can Make You a More Attractive Employee

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Take advantage of every opportunity to enhance your skills.

How to Build and Manage a Remote Team

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Finding the balance between workplace flexibility and production.

Why Career-Minded Professionals Should Think Before They Tweet

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Job seekers and those already employed should exercise smart judgment when choosing what to publish on social media.

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