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  Elevator Pitch
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...
 
  Face-to-Face Networking
by Debra Wheatman - Jul, 2014
Face-to-face networking may be one of the most detested phrases a career professional can hear. You mean I have to talk to strangers in person? Can’t I just email them? Isn’t it enough if I like their posts on LinkedIn? Sure, it is great to connect online. Most of our daily professional and personal interactions are virtual. However, there is a distinct value in meeting face to face. I have heard all of the excuses fo...
 
  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 Recruiters Read An Executive Resume?
by Louise Garver - Jul, 2014
Wouldn’t you like to know how recruiters read your resume? If you did know, you could leverage that knowledge to incorporate the right strategies into your resume, right? Believe it or not, recruiters are trained how to grab the most information in the least amount of time. By last count, they have shaved the time down from 10 seconds to 6 seconds, so you know your resume needs to be sharp to capture their interest. Jennife...
 
  Habits for Success: How To Work Smarter
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jul, 2014
I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing over 400 women from around the world about work and career for my book: ‘This Is Not The Career I Ordered’ and my forthcoming book: ‘Thrive Where You Are’. Whether entrepreneurial in spirit or working in more corporate environments, many of the women I spoke with had similar ‘habits for success’. Here are five that rose to the top – helping these successful women work smarter and achie...
 
  Three Reasons Why Objective Statements Are Out
by Debra Wheatman - Jul, 2014
With all the “do’s and don’ts” of resume writing, do you ever wonder the reasons why objective statements are out? The objective statement falls in the category of a “don’t.” There are at least three reasons why objective statements are no longer recommended for professional resumes. ONE: It places the focus on your needs (objective) rather than the employer’s needs. The purpose of your resume is to help the hiring man...
 
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