7 Ways Job Searching Will Be Different in 2021 (and How You Can Adapt)

I know everyone is tired of hearing the words “unprecedented” and “2020” together. So I’m going to say that this last year was…extremely unordinary. And it’s probably safe to say that many of us are eager to put 2020 in …

By Jaclyn Westlake
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5 Steps for a Great Elevator Speech

For anybody in the workplace, time is the most valuable asset to maintain. We try to use as little of it as possible. This can complicate networking, since networking is all about making business connections that will last. So how …

By Amanda Nell
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4 Cover Letter Myths

Cover letters are unique to the job search and unlike any other letter you will likely write. Lots of students ask us, “Should I send a cover letter?” and “Is it worth the time creating one”?  Our answer is always …

By Amanda Nell
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Avoid These Interview Fails

Over the years I have conducted lots of interviews and spoken with many recruiters who shared stories of some major interview gaffes. Here are some anecdotes that provide some helpful lessons on things to avoid:

The Virtual Dud

One employer …

By Amanda Nell
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How to Make an ATS-Compatible Resume [INFOGRAPHIC]

The search for a job can seem like a full-time position itself. With research, networking, and endless job applications, the process can be extensive and sometimes overwhelming. Even after all of the hard work, you still receive little to no …

By Vault Careers - Vault
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10 Tips for Finding a Mentor—and Making the Relationship Count

When Kelly Jackson was a 24-year-old public relations manager at the Philadelphia-based marketing firm Allen & Gerritsen (A&G), she asked three top executives at the firm to be her mentors—to answer her questions, offer advice, and help her navigate the …

By Lisa Rabasca Roepe - The Muse
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How to Recognize & Conquer Unconscious Bias

Everyone has some form of implicit or unconscious bias; we absorb received notions about race, class, gender, ability, ethnicity, and sexuality from a very young age. Implicit bias shows up in deep-down prejudices and stereotypical assumptions we don’t know we …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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Transferable Skills: The Key to Landing Your Dream Job

For many people, making a career switch might feel like you’re starting over from scratch. But that’s not true: You have transferable skills. “Most job seekers think the skills they use for their current job only translate for that particular …

By Shelby Simon - The Muse
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Are You a Good Ally at Work? Ask Yourself These Questions to Find Out

These days it seems like everyone wants to figure out how to become a better ally. While sharing a message in support of #BlackLivesMatter, attending Pride parades or donating to charitable causes are all good starts, the reality is true …

By L'Oreal Thompson Payton
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How Ghosting An Employer Can Come Back to Haunt You

Have you ever applied for a job, received an offer to interview, then decided, before that interview, that you didn’t want the job and so you never showed up without notifying the company? Or, have you ever accepted a job …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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