Stand Out

Balance Your Hard Skills with In-Demand Soft Skills

Employers will be the first to admit that effective soft skills in combination with proven hard skills are the key to success. This is especially true for students pursuing internships and entry level positions post graduation as most jobs will require team and project based work. I get asked often, what are soft skills and […]

3 Tips for Successful Holiday Networking

The holidays are a time of merriment and good cheer, so it’s a great networking opportunity to meet or re-connect with extended family and friends in a low stress social setting. Your goal – articulate a 30 second pitch so you can follow-up with a nice LinkedIn note and a request for an informational meeting […]

Hone Skills Employers Want Over the Holidays

We understand that your top priorities when thinking about the winter break involve sleep, family, friends, and fun outings. Yet, with almost a month of unstructured time available, it’s a great time to jump online and learn some new tools or increase your skill level on others. Search YouTube and Google for free training resources […]

Networking – Top Priority in the Job Search Process

Growing up, my dad often communicated three valuable pieces of career advice: Be curious – ask professionals what they do and why they enjoy their work Ask for help and help others when asked Treat people the way you want to be treated – one day they may work for you or you may work […]

3 Tips for Tapping the Hidden Job Market

I am a witness to the reality that 60-70%+ of all jobs are not posted. As a personalized career advisor for college students and new grads, I routinely get calls from friends and colleagues asking if I can refer someone with a particular skill set. This is also why we have our clients spend a […]

3 Tips for Successful Holiday Networking

The holidays are a time of merriment and good cheer, so it’s a great networking opportunity to meet or re-connect with extended family and friends in a low stress social setting. Your goal – articulate a 30 second pitch so you can follow-up with a nice LinkedIn note and a request for an informational meeting […]

Career Tips: What You Can Do in 15 Minutes

We can all find 15 minutes right? I challenge you to take a break from social media, Netflix or napping and invest 15 minutes in your future. 1:3 professionals are on LinkedIn so it’s an important community to join. 3 High Value Things to do on LinkedIn: Upload a high quality headshot -look friendly & […]

I Attended the Career Fair, Now What?

You survived the lines and jockeying for position to communicate your pitch and entered your contact information in an iPad. Now what? Instead of waiting to hear from the company, now is a great time to take action with the companies you really liked and stand out. 5 steps to take after the Career Fair: […]

Tips to Make the Most of an Informational Interview

It’s amazing what you can learn from someone who’s actually doing the job you want. People like to talk about their work. But before you reach out, prepare, so you make the most of the time. Set a clear goal for the call Develop a set of questions Be sensitive to their time (30 minutes […]

The Value of Persistence

There’s a lot to be said about the power of persistence. In Webster’s, it’s defined as the “firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.” Too many times, we sell ourselves short due to fear, anxiety, or emotional exhaustion. A successful job search requires a LOT of persistence. From […]

How College Students Can Leverage LinkedIn for Career Fairs

With 450 million users on LinkedIn, including one out of every 3 professionals in the U.S., LinkedIn is the place to be for college students to get noticed. Yet, most students don’t leverage LinkedIn and use it to their advantage, especially as it relates to career fairs.   Check out these tips to stand out […]

What’s Your 60 Second Career Fair Pitch?

I know it’s hard to believe. You really can stand out from the crowd and make a memorable impression with a recruiter in 30-60 seconds with a well-rehearsed pitch. Use this simple structure to create your own short authentic story. 1. Intro: Offer your name, a firm handshake, and give them a resume and business card 2. Objective: […]