3 Things Job Seekers Need to Know About Mentorship

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Twice a year, a 70-year-old Italian immigrant-turned-millionaire CEO walks into Cortese’s restaurant in Binghamton with his 20-something Haitian mentee and orders the same exact dinner: baked salmon, pork chops, Caesar salad with Italian crumbly and a side of gnocchi. While this scene sounds straight out of the movie “Finding Forrester,” it’s just a typical dinner with my long-standing mentor, Angelo Mastrangelo.   

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The Preferred Way to Get an Internship: Get Referred

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According to a survey by Jobvite, just 1 in 100 “cold call” applications lead to a job offer. However, that same survey showed that 1 in 7 who are referred get hired.

Obviously, applying “cold” to an internship or first job can be a risky job search strategy!   

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7 Reasons You are NOT Impressing a Recruiter

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In today’s highly competitive job market, recruiters are always looking for that “something special” that gives one candidate an edge over all others. Personally, I really appreciate someone who goes the extra mile when looking for a job. All recruiters do. And yet, it’s not easy to knock my socks off.

In fact, they seem to go out of their way to remove themselves from consideration…   

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4 Winning Tips for a Successful Job Interview [Infographic]

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You worked hard to secure that job interview. And you know: to win the job you must win the interview!

Despite some of the complicated advice you might receive, winning the interview often comes down to four factors…   

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These 12 Statements Take Your Resume from Generic to Great

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If you want to write the best resume you can, one of the most consistent pieces of advice you’ll get is to frame your experience in the form of accomplishments, rather than responsibilities. This method is effective because it shows hiring managers the specific things you did, rather than a list of things that anyone else would have done in the same roles. It takes more work, but the payoff is a resume that makes it clear you’re a catch.   

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In Life and LinkedIn: The Power of Thank You

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Throughout your early years, your mom always stressed the importance of saying thank you.

And now that you are starting your early career, her advice has never been more important: in life and on LinkedIn…   

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