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Jon Minners is Vault's Senior Marketing Manager. This is his second go-around with Vault, serving as the company’s Communications Manager from 2009-2011. Since re-joining Vault in 2016, Jon concentrates on Vault’s social media channels, its Internship and Education portals and writes blogs based off his own observations in the workplace. A New Yorker for life, Jon earned his BA in Journalism from Baruch College and served as the Managing Editor for the Bronx Times Reporter before working in different public relations and marketing capacities for The New York Public Library, Montefiore Medical Center and the NYC Department for the Aging.
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Informational interviews are an often ignored aspect of the job search. Because they often do not result in a job offer, many view them as a waste of time. But, from personal experience, the informational interview saved me from unemployment and they can help with your career, too.
When we are in high school, we are told how valuable volunteering is for our college applications. But as we become bogged down by college work and the subsequent job search, many of us forget that volunteering can also be crucial elements of your résumé — the difference between being hired or being passed over for someone else.
The summer break and winter holiday break are the two most popular times for employees to take vacations, and while time off is always fun, returning to work is nowhere near as exciting. For many employees, the thought of returning to mountains of work can make the last few days of vacation extremely stressful. It doesn’t have to be.
When you apply for a job, you may be more inclined to accept a position close to home, but you should be open to the possibility that there is a job calling out to you in another City, State or Country. Here's some advice for introducing travel plans into your job search.