If you are a college student, recent graduate or young professional perhaps you’ve become aware that mentorship – and curating mentor relationships – has become a critical element in your career development.
Many of the “rules” have changed.
Technological advances and the economic downturn have combined in recent years to create a significant effect on what works, and doesn’t work, as you job search.
Resumes are no exception…
Got your questions ready for that big job interview? “Questions?”, you ask. “What questions?”
You better take notes. We asked dozens of hiring managers about the best questions they’ve been asked by candidates who got hired. The following is an easy-to-scan infographic with seven amazing questions to ask your next interviewer.
I meet with college students every week regarding their job and internship searches. Part of the discussion involves networking via social media. Most students have profiles on LinkedIn, but when I bring up Twitter, I usually get blank stares.
In over four years working in college career services, I have not personally met one student who uses Twitter professionally. I have, however, expanded my online network to include students and young professionals around the U.S. who really “get it” when it comes to Twitter as a resource for their job search and professional networking.
Think about how many times we are asked in either a professional or social setting, “What do you do?” or “Please introduce yourself to the group.”
Similar to writing a compelling bio, taking the time to craft an interesting, concise, reusable response to “What do you do?” or “Please introduce yourself to the group” is an excellent investment. If you can describe yourself in a way that is appealing to others, it will open the door to opportunities and further conversations and questions.
First things first: the best start-up cover letter is usually not a traditional cover letter at all. It’s a warm introduction to someone important, at your start-up of choice, from someone important… you, their next team member. Additionally, whoever is reading your application at a start-up is inevitably pressed for time, and probably doesn’t even have “hiring” in their job description – at a growing company, everyone pitches in where help is needed most, regardless of whether it’s part of the definition of their job. To make sure you shine in the few seconds your cover letter spends with that