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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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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Evaluate Your Internship to Learn if This is the Right Career for you.

Internships are an essential part of the college experience, providing you the opportunity to test-drive a career field, make contacts, build marketable skills and figure out your likes and dislikes within specific industries. Now that you are a week or two into your internship, have learned your co-workers names, where the printers, conference rooms and […]

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fear

Network on Your own Terms

I’m a so-so networker and truthfully, that’s progress for me. Never one to feel comfortable talking to people I don’t know, crowded noisy networking events— fuhgeddaboudit. It took starting my coaching practice and working with college students who needed help to get over their fears about networking  to get me to face my own. Like […]

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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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