5 Steps to Get the Job You Want — Without Leaving Your Computer

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team April 29, 2014

Getting the perfect job can be difficult: You’re competing for a limited number of positions against a ton of people with similar qualifications. Even when you’ve sent your resume to hundreds of companies, the odds you’ll score a formal interview are slim. But there’s a way to stand out from the crowd, and you don’t […]

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Flipped Learning: Making the Most of Face Time in the Classroom

by Sue Maden March 25, 2014

How many times have you been sitting in a lecture — whether in school or in the workplace — and thought, “What a waste of time”? The speaker might be good and the topic of interest, but we sometimes feel we could just as well have read it on our own, in the comfort of […]

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How Recruiters Use Twitter (Report)

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team March 12, 2014

Understanding what makes recruiters tick can be a great advantage for job seekers, and Twitter can give you a window onto their world, according to research from social marketing agency Leadtail. The report “How Recruiters Engage on Twitter” pulled information from more than 170,000 tweets from 557 U.S.-based corporate and agency recruiters to filter out […]

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Job Seekers Breaking Tradition with Digital Resumes

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team February 25, 2014

A traditional resume is just that: traditional. But these days it’s not uncommon for job seekers to eschew traditional resumes and/or augment what they’re doing with more creative, visually compelling digital resumes. Digital resumes allow candidates to show recruiters how professional and creative they are, instead of just telling them. Recruiters and job seekers are […]

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Why the Tech Industry Needs More Female Role Models

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team January 7, 2014

The tech industry is growing rapidly, which means career opportunities are abundant. In spite of that growth, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields continue to see a serious deficit of women. Part of the solution: more female role models. We’ll admit to some bias on this front, because we have a vested interest in […]

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Use LinkedIn to Find a Mentor

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team June 21, 2013

As you use LinkedIn to establish your personal brand and build your professional network, you might want to consider using the site to help discover a career mentor, too. Despite the bells and whistles, LinkedIn is, at its core, a professional networking site — and as you expand and connect with your own network, a […]

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