Today, more than ever before, potential employers are placing greater emphasis on soft skills. But soft skills are notoriously hard to quantify.
Your communication skills, however, are on display from the moment you make contact…
This is the topic we’ll take on during our next #InternPro chat. Join us!
A continuing trend for recent college graduates and young professionals is underemployment. With large amounts of debt, many young professionals are often forced to take jobs that they’re overqualified for.
And for many, even though our economy has improved, leaving the ‘I’ll take anything’ mindset behind is not as easy as you’d expect.
Last week on #InternPro we talked about what college doesn’t teach us about the real world. Tonight we’re going one step further… At 9pm ET, #InternPro talks about what the real world hasn’t taught us yet about the real world. You know, that stuff we all wish we knew a long time ago… but seems to come from trying new things, making mistakes and though experience. Because no matter how educated we are, it seems like we learn a lot from the School of Hard Knocks. Here’s what we will be asking members of the community… In your post-college life, what has
Is it time to start calling personal branding what it is… personal selling? Is it time to incorporate sales tactics in your job hunt? After all, it’s often said that during a job search you need to become a master salesperson. And the product you’re pitching? You. Understand your value to the employers (the buyers). Be the best salesperson among all the qualified candidates (the sellers). And get the job. So how do we learn to sell ourselves better? Are there ways to climb our way to top of the “must hire” list? Are there world-class sales tactics you should make
At one time, it was common to build a 5-year and 10-year career plan. But with so much changing and so rapidly, do young professionals even develop long-term career strategies? Is it better to build a mindset focused on adaptability, continuous learning and leveraging market conditions? Consider: 12 out of 20 of today’s hottest jobs didn’t even exist 10 years ago Companies are hiring far more contractors, short-term worker and freelancers than ever before Millennials stay at each job an average of 2.3 years How can you plan for the future when news careers and industries are constantly emerging? Is it
“Where do you see yourself five years from now?” This question comes up in many job interviews, mentor discussions and moments of reflection. But consider: 12 out of 20 of today’s hottest jobs didn’t even exist 10 years ago Companies are hiring far more contractors, short-term worker and freelancers than ever before Millennials stay at each job an average of 2.3 years So how relevant is this question in today’s economy? With change happening so fast, should we spend much time developing 5-year and 10-year career plans? Do companies or employees even believe in loyalty or commitment any more? That’s