taking control

Two Students. Two Different Job Search Outcomes

This is a story of two students. Both are graduating college this weekend. As freshman, each had an idea of the career they wanted to pursue and chose their majors accordingly. Each directed their on-campus activities to align with their careers and rose to leadership positions within the organizations. And both had summer internships in […]

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art and science

There’s art and Science to Writing a Resumé

Your resumé is the key to opening doors in your job search. Resumes, whether you choose paper, web-based or video format are a brief account of your personal, professional and educational experience intended for an employer’s human resources professional, recruiter and/or hiring-manager to help them discern if you are a qualified candidate for the open […]

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video interview

As if the Hiring Process for College Graduates Could get any More De-humanized

Last week, Goldman Sachs announced it will no longer hold face-to-face interviews with undergraduates looking for full-time jobs and will only accept video interviews from undergrads—videos that applicants will record themselves using a software program and then upload and send along to Goldman.  Underscore software program. You are not making a casting video for The […]

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rejection

You Get Knocked Down and Get Up Again. Five Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job Offer

You were a promising candidate. The interviews went well but you didn’t get the job. Rejection sucks. It also sucks you’ll likely never hear from the employer as to know why. Employers explain they need to protect themselves against lawsuits. That’s true. It’s also true that most employers are simply horrible at closing the loop. Here […]

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You Won’t Get a Job Offer When You’re Not Heard or Understood and Other Telephone Interview Tips

Phone interviewing is unique. You can’t count on visual stimuli such as your good looks or power suits, eye contact or body language, to aid your presentation. Neither can you rely on visual signals to interpret the interviewer’s response. In this context, faceless conversation takes on an added dimension of importance. Both strengths and weakness, […]

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