People hear the advice “find a mentor” fairly often, but that doesn’t always help. In fact, there are a lot of potential career mentors ouch there, each with a variety of levels of skill and success. So how do you know which person might be a good fit as a mentor, and which might be a misfit?
When we begin building our professional network, we make networking mistakes we all wish we could take back. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a networking do-over. No worries. We’ve all been there. We all have to start somewhere.
Graduation seemed like it happened yesterday, right? Don’t look now, but it has been three months! Your first post-graduation summer is now behind you… and it is time to start a full-time job search. Applying for jobs online, though, may not be the first or best action plan. In fact, there are many essential tasks you might consider before throwing your resume against the wall and see what sticks.
Are you stuck in what seems like an overwhelming job search? Despite a strong effort, are you not gaining enough traction?
Perhaps you need a job hunting reboot?
For all of us now, summer is officially here. But summer isn’t just about going home (are you tired of home already?). It isn’t about hitting the beach or the old haunts.
Summer break is also a great time to execute the career boosters that will set you for life after graduation…
Chances are that in the coming weeks, you’ll be tempted to attend an on-campus job fair at your college or university.
Great idea! But let’s get you prepared first…