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Posted April 03, 2014 by

Internship Finder, Don’t Know Why You Haven’t Heard from the Internship Coordinator? Here’s What to Do

What can you do as an internship finder if you have not heard back from the internship coordinator?  The following post offers some advice.

Featured: Featured A student emailed me explaining that she had been in touch with the internship coordinator from the company of her dreams. The internship coordinator has her resume and told her that she would pass her resume along to other hiring managers to see if anything was available. She hasn’t heard back from the

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Posted March 25, 2014 by

Want to Write Cover Letters for Recent College Graduate Jobs that Show Passion and Professionalism? Tips that Can Help

When writing cover letters for recent college graduate jobs, it is possible to show your passion, yet maintain a professional tone.  In the following post, learn some tips that can help you achieve this goal.

Featured: Featured You have a dream job or a dream internship – somewhere you’ve wanted to work forever OR somewhere you just stumbled upon but have convinced yourself is the PERFECT opportunity for you. How do you write a cover letter that expresses your passion for the opportunity but stays professional in tone? read more

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Posted March 25, 2014 by

Writing Your Resume for an Entry Level Job? Create an Effective Summary So It Gets Noticed

When writing your resume for an entry level job, include a summary that will give it the attention it deserves.  Learn how in the following post.

If you’re a career-minded person, you’re probably always looking for ways to improve your resume (and if you’re not, you should be). A summary section may be exactly what you need. The summary section is a great opportunity to quickly establish yourself as a stand-out candidate by taking the best parts of your resume and cover

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Posted March 21, 2014 by

Internship Finder, Use Transferable Skills to Show You’re the Right Candidate for a Position

If you want to be an internship finder who works in a specific career field, but don’t have experience in that field, the following post has advice on using transferable skills to prove you’re the right candidate for a position.

Featured: Not Featured I met a great student at a WISE networking event at UCLA end of February. She emailed me and told me that her dream internship is in the sports industry. She explained that she had some great work and internship experience on her resume but didn’t have any work within the sports industry. She

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Posted February 19, 2014 by

Are You an Internship Finder Trying to Manage the Position and School? Tips that Can Help

The following post has tips for an internship finder to handle the position and going to school.

Featured: Not Featured I’m often asked about work/life balance and how to manage school and an internship. In my book, (All Work, No Pay), I talk about a few key pieces of advice: 1. Have a “can-do” attitude. You CAN do everything, you just need a strategy and a plan of attack. read more

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Posted January 30, 2014 by

Beginning Your Entry Level Job Search? Break It Down

While the main goal of your entry level job search is to land a new position, it’s important to understand how to get there.  Learn more in the following post.

In a competitive job market, how can you stand out among the rest? What makes you different? What do you need to do to land the job? I recently read The One Thing by Gary Keller. In the book, Gary stresses the importance of narrowing your focus down to the ONE thing that will benefit you

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Posted January 21, 2014 by

Not Sure What Entry Level Job You Want to Start Your Career? 3 Steps to Find Some Direction

Not knowing what entry level job you want after graduation isn’t a crime.  It just means you need to find out what you want to do with your life.  The following post has three steps to help you find direction for your career.

Recently, I met with some friends who will graduate from college soon and are anxious about what’s next. They shared: “Ugh, I hate not knowing what I’m going to do with my life!” And I thought I’d share with you what I shared with them: It’s okay. You don’t have

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Posted December 27, 2013 by

Want to Get Hired for Recent Graduate Jobs? 3 Things to Share with a Potential Employer

College grads, you want to know what it takes to get hired for recent graduate jobs?  In the following post, learn three things to share when communicating with a potential employer.

To galvanize your job search and lead you to your new dream job, your communications with any prospective employer — whether via phone, email or during a job interview — must incorporate these three messages: Here’s what I’ve got. Here’s what I will do for you. Here’s what I want you to do

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Posted December 23, 2013 by

Unforgettable Gifts For Your New College Kid

A green gift box with a red bow and ribbon

A green gift box with a red bow and ribbon. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

While your son or daughter may only have been off to college since the fall, their ideas and experiences are already being shaped by a whole new world of people and ideas. Indulge them in their new interests with these outside-the-box holiday gifts: (more…)

Posted December 02, 2013 by

Young Professionals, What Career Return Do You Expect from Jobs for Recent College Graduates?

Young professionals with jobs for recent college graduates should consider what they are getting out of their work.  Doing so will allow them to evaluate if their jobs are moving them closer to any career goals they have in the future.  Learn more about career return on investment in the following post.

You already may be familiar with the concept of return on investment (ROI) in a business context. When evaluating a project, initiative or expense, leaders want to know what costs to expect compared to the benefits anticipated over time. This is the ROI. But have you heard this same concept applied

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