5 Job Search Tips for International Students
by Lindsey Pollak - Feb, 2011
I was struck by a recent front page story in The New York Times that discussed the steady rise in Chinese students applying to U.S. colleges and universities. While the article focused on how schools like Grinnell College in Iowa actively recruit in China and how an international students can “have an edge if he or she can pay full tuition,” my mind immediately fast-forwarded four years: Will the same universities that woo...
College Leaders Face A Paradigm Shift
by Bob Roth - Feb, 2011
College Presidents and Board Members are starting to respond to the employment needs and expectations of their students and the parents of those students. Students want to graduate with a good job, one that has career potential. Parents want their large financial investments to pay off. Now, after many years, progressive and concerned college leaders are actively looking for ways to improve the employment success of...
Start Your Career with Self-Assessment
by Thomas J. Denham - Jan, 2011
Most of my clients don’t know what they want to be when they grow up, and often say to me, “I just don’t know what I want to do.” The very first step is Self-assessment. It’s the most ignored part of the entire career development process, but required for an effective job search strategy. It begins with an extensive and written inventory of your “VIPS” (Values, Interests, Personality Traits and Skills). The goal is to buil...
What is the “Gen Y Way” at Work?
by Lindsey Pollak - Jan, 2011
For this week’s post, I had the pleasure of conducting a Q&A session with Jenny Floren, founder and CEO of Experience.com and author of The Innovation Generation: The Gen Y Way: How New Thinking Can Reclaim the American Dream. Here is what Jenny had to say about Gen Y and how they approach their job searches and careers: 1. What do you feel Gen Y job seekers have to offer that older (more experienced) candidates don’t...
Success with a Career Coach
by Wendy Adams - Dec, 2010
Career coaching is in its infancy as an industry. When I began coaching in the 1990’s the term was brand new. Now there are so many coaches, it can cause confusion as to what any coach can do and what the client should expect from that coach. Coaches can fall into one or several of the four major areas of career services provision. Career Planning Coaches If you are just starting out in your career, you will want to ide...
4 Ways to Get More Done in Your Job Search
by Kevin Donlin - Dec, 2010
It’s been said that time isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. When you’re job hunting, this is especially true. Because every day spent in the wrong job (or in no job) can seem like an eternity to you and your family. As we wind down the year this month, here are four tips to help you save time and get more done every day, so you can find your next job faster … #1: Plan Every Day “A lifetime is composed of days, ...
Understanding the Power of You
by Adrianne L. Hooker - Dec, 2010
With Wisconsin unemployment rates hovering at nine percent, putting your best foot forward in your current work environment is an absolute requirement. If you’re employed or in search of employment, no matter the arena, consider branding yourself a complete and invaluable total package. In short, become an asset. Lets take a moment to explore the importance of soft skills. Essentially, soft skills are your people skills ...
To Every College President, Faculty Member Administrator and Staff Member
by Bob Roth - Dec, 2010
Have you let your students down? Don’t answer too quickly. You probably have. Most colleges come up short in the area that students and their parents care about most. That’s why you should act on the following information. The one thing that students care about most is graduating from college with a great job. They want to get off on the right foot and launch their careers in a good paying job with a respected em...
4 Ways Young Professionals Can Stand Out in a Crowded Job Market
by Alexia Vernon - Dec, 2010
I’ve had the privilege of chatting with a lot of students and recent grads on the book tour, and one of the questions I often get asked is: How can I make myself stand out when a lot of other applicants have more education and professional experience? I always start by saying “breathe.” Then, I usually recommend the following: 1. Request informational interviews with leaders in your target companies BEFORE they post jobs yo...
How Much Education Should Be Listed on Resume?
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Dec, 2010
This is one of the questions that is posed to me again and again…and it is a good question! Here is the answer: IT DEPENDS. I know. You would like a clear-cut answer. But the reality is that when you set out to prepare a favorable candidacy via your resume you will use discernment and scrutinize your resume line-by-line, outweighing, repositioning, questioning, and editing so you influence and gain an interview. The fo...
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