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Job Skills You Don't Want to be Endorsed for on LinkedIn

In the last couple of years, LinkedIn included a new feature that enhanced the profile of its users, allowing connections to endorse one another for the skills we use during our jobs every day. It allows users to compliment the work of others without writing a full-on recommendation. And who doesn't like to see the graphical interface matching our skills with our endorsers. It's a great boost to the ego. Read More >

The Four Ways to Maintain Your Sanity During the Job Search

The job search is one of the most stressful periods of time in your life. If you have a job and are looking for a new one, it's most likely because you are unhappy, in need of more money or want to better your quality of life.  If you're unemployed, you may feel your life depends on every application, resume, cover letter, and job interview you're fortunate enough to get. Read More >

Should You Write Thank You Letters After Rejections?

Your interview went well and you did everything correctly, but you still received that letter or phone call stating that you weren't chosen for the position. This will happen. Not every job is for you, and not every interview will result in a job offer. However, you can still use a thank you letter to your advantage. First, it helps to avoid burning any bridges. Second, if you're still interested in the company, you can express this in your letter. Read More >

Wash Your Hands and Other Great Workplace Tips

Your resume says a lot about your work experience, but it doesn't tell employers anything about the nasty personal habits you may have that alienate you from the rest of the office.  And while it sounds harsh, the reality of the situation is, what your co-workers think of your personal flaws can be just as detrimental to your career as a poor work ethic, especially when these co-workers could turn into potential references. Read More >

The Biggest Mistake You're Making on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has undergone several changes and updates since its inception, but it's still considered to be essential for jobseekers. A recent Forbes article notes that both jobseekers and hiring managers view LinkedIn as a primary tool. And most career advisers recommend that everyone, from emerging professional to seasoned executive, should have a LinkedIn profile. And it's this very profile that's the most important tool that LinkedIn offers. Read More >

Tips for Job Searching on the Sneak

Once upon a time, there was a jobseeker who was searching for a job and found the perfect match - never having to search for another job again. Awwww….fairy tales are amazing, aren't they? Today's economic reality makes the job search a necessity for even the happiest of employees. Why? Either you're going to get laid off, you're not going to get a raise or you're going to be asked to cram a week's workload into one day because your company doesn't want to hire additional staff. Read More >

3 Steps to Making the Most of Networking Events

Aside from your actual abilities, the next most powerful professional tool is your professional network. Virtually all of your career goals are made possible in one way or another through your relationships. Therefore, the earlier you devote energy towards maintaining, expanding and utilizing your network, the more stability, mobility, security and prosperity you will have in your career. It really is about "who you know. Read More >

Real Tips for a Successful Internship

It's that time of year again. In a few short weeks, students will begin their internships at companies throughout the country, hoping to get their foot in the door, impress their bosses and land the job of their dreams. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Before you turn an internship into a full-time job, you need to get the basics down first.  Be Prepared…Assume nothing. You're going into the unknown. Read More >

8 Steps for Getting an Internship

You are in college, you want an internship for this summer, and you do not yet have anything firmly lined up. So what should you do?  1. Keep Prospecting: Until you have an offer in writing, you must keep prospecting. Verbal conversations that say 'we are going to offer you a role,' or 'we are working on it,'don't count and are NOT binding. You only have one, 'this summer.' Keep hunting until you have a solid offer. 2. Read More >

7 Best Hobbies for Networking

To meet new people and broaden your network, it helps to set up scenarios that allow you to easily speak with people and get to know them. Just as you wouldn't schedule an intimate dinner date at a loud and boisterous restaurant, you'll want to conduct some of your hobby networking in groups where it's easy to have one-on-one or small-group conversations. It's even better if the groups encourage you to do so. Read More >

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