Category Archives: job search

5 Proven Ways to Network with Alumni on LinkedIn

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The university I attended was large, but a few years removed from college I still feel a common bond and sense of purpose whenever I meet a fellow alum.

For students and grads, those alumni connections provide even more value: alumni connections are an important resource that will accelerate your networking, learning and career opportunities:   

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8 Reasons Your Network Isn’t Growing Quickly Enough

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No doubt: networking is one of your best job search and career building tools.

But for job seekers who aren’t networking pros, the whole thing can feel pretty scary. After all, there are lots of ways to screw up relationships of any kind – especially the professional variety. Particularly vulnerable to failure: those new contacts we meet at meet-ups, events, conferences, and even on airplanes and at Starbucks…   

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The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Job Seekers [Infographic]

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Based on Steven Covey’s classic book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” our friend Daisy Wright created this impactful infographic, which shows the traits closely associated with job seekers who routinely enjoy career success. As Daisy says: “These principles…are not quick-fixes for one’s job search or career, nor are they all-inclusive. However, they can be used…to measure one’s commitment to personal and professional development.” Well said, Daisy. Well said. Spend a little time reading the infographic, and then ask yourself: “How many of these habits do I consistently demonstrate to my peers, network and potential employers?”      

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3 Edits That Will Rapidly Improve Your Resume

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In a recent piece by Jessica Ann Media, “How to Avoid Kitsch in Your Content,” the word “kitsch” was defined as “content that lacks context.” She continued by saying how without discipline and focus “content can become clutter” – an untidy mess.

In your career, creating a resume is akin to content creation. You must undergo a process of sorting through vast amounts of content from the Web of your career, and then present it in a meaningful, organized and impactful way…   

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4 Sure Ways to Edge Out Your Job Search Competition

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When applying for jobs, it’s easy to feel like just another straw in the haystack.

Many employers (especially top-rated ones) have hundreds, if not thousands, of applicants for each job they post. You may think you’re the perfect person for the job, but with all this competition you must differentiate yourself from the pack… which you can do, by following these four tips…   

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5 Ways to Regain Control of Your Career (And Get That Dream Job)

You Must Create Your Job

Here’s what the most successful young careerists have learned since the economy changed way back in 2008:

The perfect job isn’t going to find you… and toss itself upon a silver platter in front of you. To achieve your ideal career, you must engage in techniques that will catapult you toward success…   

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