How a Great Elevator Speech Can Set a Candidate Apart

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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How to Prepare for your Summer Internship

May 12, 2015

It’s almost summertime, and there’s so much to look forward to — school’s out and experiential learning is in. That means it’s time to start getting ready for your summer internship. First of all, kudos! Landing an internship is hard work and an accomplishment to celebrate. You’re facing an amazing opportunity and want to make […]

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11 Power Words that Will Make Any Resume Stand Out

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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The Video Interview: Are You Ready for Your Close-up?

April 27, 2015

You’ve booked a video interview — it’s a cause for celebration. So why does it feel like a cause for panic? After all, making it to the interview phase means you’ve already put in a lot of hard work, crafting your resume, researching your ideal companies and visiting career fairs. As much as you might […]

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Plan B: Tips for When You Don’t Land an Internship

April 23, 2015

It’s no secret — internships are a big deal. It’s the first thing many recruiters look for on a resume, and some companies won’t even consider candidates for full-time opportunities without one. Internships provide real-world experience and a strong understanding of what it takes to succeed in a job – both valuable assets that help […]

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Finding Balance: Tips for Working Parents

April 20, 2015

When you have kids, balancing a full-time career with being a full-time parent is a constant challenge. This balancing act has become a common conversation in the workplace, and many successful parents worry they’re sacrificing their families on the altar of their own ambition. So what’s the answer? Is there a secret formula to success? […]

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