7 Job Search Networking Mistakes You Don’t Know You Are Making
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2013
Professional networking isn’t for amateurs. Or the faint of heart. In fact, if mismanaged, your professional networking efforts may actually hinder, rather than advance, your career. People are often unaware that they are making job search networking mistakes and that’s assuming they even know such mistakes are possible. You can engage in various levels of professional networking. The least complicated way requires...
Is Your College Committed
by Bob Roth - Jan, 2013
What does it look like when your college is fully committed to student employment success? As they say, “You will know it when you see it.” When your college is fully committed to student employment success, everyone in the entire college community (not just the Career Services Office) is both responsible for and accountable for helping students learn about, prepare for, find and land good jobs. Therefore, if you are...
Sales and Communications: 16 Bad Habits You Can Change
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jan, 2013
Creating a positive experience for customers is every employee’s job, including those who work outside the sales department. Unfortunately, training often overlooks key interpersonal skills for influencing others. Workers at all levels fail to understand that: Customer expectations for the sales experience have increased. Customers enjoy a broader, more competitive selection of products and services. There is often...
Why It’s Important to Have Branded, Coordinated Job Search Materials
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jan, 2013
Do you want your resume, cover letter, and biography to look disheveled or professional and well-prepared? These documents are a reflection of you as a candidate—and as such, how you present yourself is important to how you’re perceived as a potential employee. Therefore, having documents that don’t match in style, format, design, or branding can really portray you as unorganized, not very detail-oriented, and lackluster. Howe...
Career Success Elusive? No Complaints, Please
by Georgia Adamson - Jan, 2013
If you have yet to capture the career success you dream of, stop to think before you complain about that. This is not to suggest that you are a complainer or that you complain without reason. However, please bear with me, because I do have a point I want to get across here. No one would describe me as a sports fan, and because I tend not to follow sports events closely, I often miss some amazing stories. When someone bring...
How to answer weird interview questions
by Miriam Salpeter - Jan, 2013
If your interviewer asks you a question that is out of the world, how should you reply? Most employers don¡¯t ask crazy interview questions like these, but it¡¯s a good idea to prepare for how you¡¯d address them, just in case. These strategies will help you answer any oddball interview question. 1. Never question the value of the inquiry itself. If you say, ¡°What does this have to do with the job?¡± you might as well...
Five Keys To Developing Your Personal Brand Story
by Walter Akana - Jan, 2013
Perhaps the most important lesson of my life is this: there is a big difference between being alive and truly living ... I started my career working my way up the corporate rungs … Yet, I was missing work and life balance. So, I transferred to Boulder…. [and] joined the Colorado Mountain Club where I discovered my bliss! The moment I touched the rock I knew I would spend my life climbing . I scaled 22,494 foot Ama...
Crazy questions you could be asked at an interview
by Miriam Salpeter - Jan, 2013
“If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which would it be and why?” What would you say if an interviewer asked you such an off-the-wall question? Forrester Research asked this of a candidate for a research associate position; it’s No. 1 on Glassdoor.com’s list of “Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions for 2013.” Glassdoor compiled these questions from the tens of thousands of interview questions job candidates share...
What Recruiters Look For in a Cover Letter
by Louise Garver - Jan, 2013
Capturing the attention of a recruiter with your cover letter is challenging to say the least. It is common knowledge that cover letters need to be customized for each position. But what details do recruiters really want to read in a cover letter? What format do they like best? Customize A cover letter should indicate that you are familiar with the company, and/or job, and show how you would be a great fit. Include som...
Don’t let bad credit get in the way of your job search
by Hallie Crawford - Jan, 2013
I was recently honored to be featured in this US News article, How to Convince a Prospective Employer to Overlook Poor Credit. There are many obstacles people have to overcome when applying for job search and bad credit is a common concern among job seekers. A potential employer cannot check it without your consent, but this could be seen as a red flag and decrease your chances of getting hired. You’re better off consentin...
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