• How to Always Have An Elevator Pitch Ready
    Imagine your potential employer is standing next to you in an elevator, and you have less than a minute to convince him he should hire you. Would you be prepared to sell yourself in 60 seconds or less? If your answer is “no” you may not even get a chance to get in on the ground floor. In today’s ...
  • 5 Tips for Networking with Executives at Your Company
    Company executives are some of the most rewarding people to have in your professional network, but they can feel the most out of reach. They aren’t! With these five tips you can begin making these valuable connections.
  • How to Make a Great Impression at Career Fairs
    Career fairs are hands down one of the best ways to network when you’re looking for a new job. So how do you stand out from the crowd in a room full of people all looking for the same thing as you? Read on for tips on how to make a great first impression and score the coveted goal of career fairs...
  • The Worst Networking Mistakes We've Seen
    Like any relationship, business networks need cultivation and care. Here are some of the worst networking mistakes we’ve seen and tips for avoiding them.
  • Your Guide To Heading Back To The Workforce After Years Of Absence
    Raising children, caring for a parent or downsized during a downturn—career breaks are becoming increasingly common. No matter the cause for your employment gap, there are steps you can take to smooth your re-entry. Here’s our advice.
  • 6 Ways to Catch a Recruiter’s Eye
    Whether you are looking to start your career or just flirting with the idea of finding a new job, figuring out how to catch a recruiter’s eye can be tricky. Read on to learn more!
  • 6 Better Ways to Respond When You're Thinking: That's Not Part of My Job Description
    When your manager asks you to do something that seems to be beyond your usual responsibilities, you may want to tell her you can’t do it, but no matter the request, never respond with the phrase, “That’s not in my job description.”
  • What Do You Do If Your Interviewer Seems Unprepared?
    It’s not outside the realm of possibility—or even that unusual—to show up to an interview only to discover it’s the interviewer who’s unprepared. And let’s face it—all the preparation in the world isn’t going to help if the person asking the questions isn’t, well, asking good questions. Read on f...
  • How to Convince Your Boss You Should Be Able to Work Remotely
    The reasons to work remotely are obvious to employees: a commute of mere seconds, an inexpensive home-cooked lunch, and a decreased clothing budget. The boss might need some convincing. The key is to come up with a plan that points out the benefits to both sides, acknowledges potential pitfalls, ...
  • How Do I Brand Myself within My Company?
    You got the job—congratulations! But unless you want to remain in an entry-level position long term, don’t relax. Now, you need to brand yourself so you stand out from your coworkers.
  • Guide to Navigating Writing Samples During Your Job Search
    Even if writing will not be a major part of your job description, your potential employer may want to see a few writing samples in order to gauge your attention to detail, and your level of professionalism. If you don’t have writing samples to show, you can always create them. Just make sure you ...
  • 5 Things to Consider When Going Back to Work Full Time
    Any job search is demanding, but it’s extra stressful when going back to work after an extended absence. . You may be out of practice, but the skills and work ethic you’ve developed over the years remain intact. You simply need to remind yourself of this fact and find a way to promote your value ...
  • What Is The Best Time Of Year To Apply For A Job?
    Now that the New Year has come and gone and you're cruising through your resolutions, if you’re like many people, finding a new job is one of the must-do's on your list. If you want to act while the iron's hot, it's helpful to know the ebbs and flows of when the best times of the year are to appl...
  • Are You Too Good for Your Job?
    We all want to be good at our jobs. It’s fulfilling to master a craft and grow in a career. When you excel, it shows ambition and commitment to the team. Plus, it’s super satisfying. But are you too good for your job?
  • The Fastest Way To Clean Up Your Inbox
    When email was first introduced, it was a timesaver, but it’s gotten a bit unruly since then. With communication so cheap and easy, people now send emails for every note, memo, question, comment, pitch, or thank you. Pair that with multiparty chains and an expectation for immediate reply, and it’...
  • 10 Things You Should Know Before You Leave A Job Interview
    It’s happened to all of us: Consumed with preparing answers to every potential question, we don’t consider what we need to know before the interview’s close and lose a precious opportunity to gain valuable insight on a potential employer. But what should you ask? Fret not, we’ve made a list of th...
  • Hiring Managers Share The Moment They Knew the Applicant Would Get the Job
    When you interview for a job, you hope the hiring manager is considering all aspects of what you can offer the company. But sometimes, it all comes down to one answer to a question or one key aspect of your history. Hiring managers share the moment they knew the applicant would get the job.
  • Negotiate Your Dream Offer with These 6 Tips
    Your success in obtaining the job of your dreams will be realized in large part by showing that you and your employer are indeed joined at the hip in a journey toward mutual success. Your pitch is essentially “help me help you.” Toward that end, negotiate your dream offer with 6 these tips in mind.
  • What Startups are Looking for in Your Resume
    A resume’s main goal is to show all you’ve achieved. But just as all jobs are not created equal, neither are resumes. Case in point, Startups. Read on for what to include to make startups stand up and take notice of you.
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