How to Thrive Amid the New Wave of Networking Online

Guest blogger Gabrielle Gardiner writes that in today’s tough job market, your networking skills are essential to finding… Continue reading “How to Thrive Amid the New Wave of Networking Online”…

Networking Without the Events

For many years we’ve all relied on networking, either at large conventions or at local events held at… Continue reading “Networking Without the Events”…

How Interesting are You?

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Heather Huhman wrote a great post about the personal qualities that hiring managers don’t like to see in a candidate. But it’s the Smart Brief link title that caught my eye: Are you too boring to hire? Huhman writes: “Hiring managers don’t want to see a candidate who has no additional interests or personality beyond what’s required to get a job in their industry. You need to show you’re a human being, not a robot. Hiring managers love to see candidates with hobbies, or even those who have taken on a second job—it shows you’re able to make good use of your free time to expand your skills and interests, and this is a quality that’s likely to spill over into your professional life.” Continue reading “How Interesting are You?”…

Paysa Interview

Recently, Paysa asked me to share insight on career planning, including when to switch careers and asking for… Continue reading “Paysa Interview”…

Manners Matter

Along with cursive penmanship and letter writing, formal etiquette seems to be a lost art. Do manners still matter in the age of texting and flip flops at the White House? Continue reading “Manners Matter”…

The Intern Queen Speaks

Lauren Berger bills herself as the Intern Queen, and her book All Work, No Pay: Finding an Internship, BuildingYour Resume, Making Connections, and Gaining Job Experience is a practical guide to how and why to get an internship. In her experience, only about 20 percent of students pursue internships in and right after college. Here are the five benefits she attributes to internships, and why you should pursue on if you're a student. Continue reading “The Intern Queen Speaks”…