5 Practical Tips for Transitioning from Classroom to Career

Classroom to Cubicle

After earning her degree, one of my daughters is facing that challenging post-college period when the summer partying is over, her friends are scattered up and down the country and the cold reality of ‘what’s next?’ takes center stage.

Sound familiar? If the answer to that question is yes, what practical actions can you take? What mindset would serve you best as you begin the job search in earnest?   

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The 5 Deadly Sins of the Social Age Job Search

Whether it has been 10 weeks or 10 months since you’ve looked for a new job or internship, you’re likely finding it to be a much different (and much harder experience) than you expected. You’ve adapted, adjusted and compromised. You’ve done everything in your power to learn about the Social Age job hunt. Still, you’re hearing crickets – and you are getting nervous. Maybe your job search isn’t quite as bad as it seems, however. Maybe you just need to tweak a few things to get it moving again. Perhaps you’re committing one of the six job search deadly sins:   

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Your LinkedIn Network Must Include These 4 Kinds of People

its not what you know

Countless times, we’ve heard this well-worn axiom for career success: “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” But have you ever given thought to who those “who” really are?

While having successful and time-tested business pros to tap for advice is invaluable, it’s important to develop a deep and diverse network…   

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7 Things Employers Really Want to See on Your Resume

The Power of Words

Yet another resume submitted by another early careerist – and another rejection followed by another disappointment.

And despite what you might think – that this was all cause because of typos or resume formatting issues, a lack of internships or a poor GPA – that rejection was caused by something far more important…   

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10 Preparation Tips to Help You Nail the Job Interview

Prepared versus Unprepared

I’ve worked with numerous job seekers who have made assumptions about the interview process – assumptions which ended up biting them in the (well, you know).

These ten steps will ensure you’re prepared to ace your upcoming interview. After all, the more prepared you are, the more confident you’ll appear…   

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Recruiters Are from Mars… Job Seekers from Venus [Infographic]

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For decades, there has been a disconnect between what recruiters (Mars) say and what candidates (Venus) hear.

A recruiter, for example, says “I’ll be in touch if anything comes up…” and a candidate hears, “That went well, they’ll call soon!” This level of miscommunication – often caused by a recruiter saying what they need to say to keep the conversation positive and the candidate hearing what they want to hear – eventually leads to frustration, anger and a much-longer than necessary job search…   

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