Category Archives: Job Search

The Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary for Recent Grads

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Recently, I provided a template for a LinkedIn profile summary for people who have a job… aka “The Passive Job Seeker.”

Today, I offer another profile summary — this time for recent graduates who need a job now, or soon…   

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What is The Biggest Mistake a Job Seeker Can Make?

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The No. 1 mistake made my job seekers isn’t a secret. But at some point in their careers, many do it anyway.

It something that is so alluring that it’s almost irresistible. It preys upon our hope… and our fears at the same time. It builds us up… only to see us come crashing down.

What is this heart-breaking mistake?   

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3 Assumptions About Recruiters That Sabotage a Job Search

Assumption

Many job seekers are confused about how hiring works, and, specifically, about how to work with recruiters. As with most everything associated with job search, things aren’t as simple or straight forward as they seem.

And yet, many job seekers make some bad assumptions about them – and how to work with them… including these three that can sabotage your job search:   

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Are You REALLY Ready for the Career Fair? [Infographic]

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So many career fairs… so many ill-prepared job seekers.

Even with weeks to prepare, the No. 1 complaint from employers and recruiters after a job fairs? The lack of preparation by the attendees. From improper dress to a limp handshake, and from the lack of an effective elevator pitch and failure to research the exhibiting employers, some job seekers just never seem ready…   

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What Picture is the “Social You” Painting for Employers?

The Social You

For a minute, let’s forget about that beautiful profile pic of yours. Instead, focus on the picture that employers paint in their heads when they discover you in the online world. A world in which – no matter who you are – everything you do and say online contributes to how others see you… the social you.   

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4 Unique Techniques for Finding a Summer Internship

Unique Ways to Find an Internship

Even if you’re tapped into your university’s career center and job board, finding an internship is a major challenge for most college students and recent grads.

The reality is: most internship postings aren’t advertised on popular job boards, including your career center’s. Which means that when it comes to finding an internship that fits your interests and professional needs, you must be innovative…   

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