Job Seeking

Tips for Settling into a New Job

by Matt Briner January 11, 2016

Thousands of people will start a new job today. Are you one of them? Day one on your new job is an exciting and pivotal time, as you’ll be making indelible first impressions on colleagues and leadership. It’s enough to make anyone nervous! But — as with most things — preparation can make a big […]

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A Day in the Life: How Recruiters Use Social Media

by Mike Myers July 1, 2015

Social media and recruiting — yep, I’m at it again. I recently wrote about why social media should be a part of your job search strategy, detailing how recruiters rely on social media to find, research and hire candidates. Social media is an integral part of a recruiter’s workday, but what does that use actually […]

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Job Search Etiquette: When You’re Contacted and Not Interested

by Mike Myers June 29, 2015

Picture this: Your phone dings. It’s an email from a recruiter reaching out about a job. You’re flattered, but not interested. How do you respond without eliminating future opportunities with the company? Whether it is a LinkedIn message, an email or even a phone call, you’ll likely be faced with this scenario at some point […]

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Career Path Options for Engineers

by Jordan Ott June 11, 2015

So, you’ve made the smart choice to be an engineer. (That’s not an editorial opinion; a recent study ranked median lifetime earnings by college major. Nine of the top 10 spots were engineering disciplines.) Whether you’re fresh out of college or are already in the field and looking for a change, many career options are […]

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How a Great Elevator Speech Can Set a Candidate Apart

by Lauren Bertram May 20, 2015

The phrase “elevator speech” is probably familiar, though you may not know its origin. The term comes from the challenge of creating a clear and persuasive pitch for your dream prospect in the time it takes to go from the main floor of a building to the top. The elevator speech is a communications mainstay […]

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11 Power Words that Will Make Any Resume Stand Out

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team May 4, 2015

What’s the best way to understand which words make a resume shine? Dig through about 3 million resumes and see what terms the best ones have in common. That’s what jobs site ZipRecruiter did to better understand what recruiters are looking for in a resume. Eleven “power words” rose to the top. After all, when […]

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