Write Your Resume for the Job You Want, Not the Job You Had

October 23, 2013
Write Your Resume for the Job You Want, Not the Job You Had

My friend, Anna, has a pretty great job. She is an associate in a private equity firm that gives her a ton of responsibility and has enabled her to learn a lot in the short time she’s been there. But she has one major problem. Her office is in Boston and her friends and family…

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The First Thing You Should Do After You Accept a Job

October 9, 2013
The First Thing You Should Do After You Accept a Job

……………Congratulations, you got a job! Someone has finally recognized your talents after you’ve sucked up loads of time in interviews, not-getting-interviews, and not-getting-return-emails. You’re probably ready to absorb yourself in your new position, but make sure you take time to do one more thing; contact everyone who was helpful to you during your search. Middle…

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Coming Out on Top in Email Chain Battles

September 11, 2013
Coming Out on Top in Email Chain Battles

…………….Have you ever been involved in an email discussion at work that seems like more of a divorce dispute than a business conversation? Sides are taken, tempers flare and colleagues appear as adversaries. In these situations, you have to stop and take stock of what you and everyone else are trying to accomplish. The original…

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Recent Grads Creatively Optimize their Resumes

August 21, 2013
Recent Grads Creatively Optimize their Resumes

……………..New grads can be thankful that the employment picture continues to improve, but they’ll still have to be creative to snag the job they want. And since resumes are the first impression a respective employer receives, successful applicants know that’s where their creativity should start. They offer polished resumes that reflect careful consideration of how…

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When Representing Your Company, It Can’t Hurt to Ask

July 31, 2013
When Representing Your Company, It Can’t Hurt to Ask

……………….Rejection can be tough. Some of us learn after years of being cut from teams or losing school elections that it’s safer not to put yourself out there. But work is different. You represent your company and securing the best terms with a client, a consultant or a vendor is your job. Of course it’s…

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My Strategies for Killing Stress

July 10, 2013
My Strategies for Killing Stress

Work-related stress has risen 10 percent since last year. That increase seems to make sense in an improving economy; in recent years, getting/keeping a job was priority number one. Now job quality occupies our time. We’re worried about compensation, heavy workload, co-worker disharmony, long commutes and a slew of other issues. Whatever the reason, 8…

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Recent Grads Creatively Build Experience Into Their Resumes

June 5, 2013
Recent Grads Creatively Build Experience Into Their Resumes

……………….College graduates are all too familiar with the challenges of job searching in an economy that hasn’t fully recovered from its five-year trough. Every October, the Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys recent graduates to determine their employment picture. The latest reported data, from October 2011, shows 12.6 percent unemployment for recent grads versus 7.3 percent…

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