November 2012

4 Ways to Use Twitter for Your Job Search

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team November 27, 2012

If you’re on the search for a new job, using social media sites can be a powerful, effective way to not only build your network and establish your online presence, but also look for new career opportunities. Each social channel offers a range of benefits and functionality — and if you don’t yet consider Twitter […]

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4 Reasons You Should Bike to Work

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team November 24, 2012

Bicycling is big—and getting bigger. People aren’t just opting to ride their bikes for fitness or leisure. They’re using them to commute, too, as illustrated by stats from League of American Bicyclists that show a 95 percent average increase in bicycle commuting since 2005. If you’ve thought about biking to work but haven’t yet taken […]

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How to Stay Productive at Work During the Holidays

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team November 21, 2012

The holiday season is upon us, and in the midst of the celebrations, potlucks and time off, you might be thinking one thing: How am I going to get any work done? Depending on what industry you’re in, your schedule might noticeably slow down as the end of the year approaches. But whether your calendar […]

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2 Ways to Write an Effective To Do List

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team November 16, 2012

The to-do list — it’s either your daily go-to document or the bane of your existence (or maybe a little of both)! A to-do list can be a great productivity tool to help keep yourself on track — and decrease your chances of overlooking a task or project. Yet to-do lists can quickly become burdensome, […]

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3 Networking Tips To Help Build Relationships

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team November 13, 2012

Whether you love it or hate it, networking is necessary. After all, we’ve all heard that adage “It’s not what you know, but who you know” — and, to an extent, it’s true. Instead of merely racking up business cards or LinkedIn connections, however, think of networking as a valuable opportunity not just to meet […]

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