Monthly Archives: August 2011

Social Media/Job Search Update

I have been receiving great questions about the Job Search Allocation and Using LinkedIn When Applying for Jobs blog entries – many of the questions center around the themes of: I know I should use social media sites for my job search, but … Continue reading

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Job Search Allocation

CareerXroads, a staffing consulting agency, states 27.5% of external hires come through a referral – making referrals the highest source agent for external hires.  Match this information with the chart above: personal connections are a primary source of hires, but … Continue reading

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Tips from a Recent Grad II

The following tips were offered by Patrick Brown, a 2008 alum (Classics Major) who also served in the military after graduation.  Pat has networked, researched, and worked his way into a finance role – and he offers these tips that … Continue reading

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Try Out a New Career

When you buy a car, you get to test drive it. When you buy a house, you get to tour the house and have an inspection. When you buy a song on iTunes, the system gives you the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Reinventing Your Career

Thinking about scrapping it all to start a goat cheese farm in Maine? Even if you just want to switch jobs at your company, career change can be daunting. Whether you’ve been laid off or you crave more satisfaction, looking … Continue reading

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Next Steps…

You just hung up the phone, or just left the office, of a networking contact…what next?  Too often in networking, we end a meeting without a clear vision of the next steps in the process.  Are you supposed to reach … Continue reading

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Using LinkedIn When Applying for Jobs

A popular topic among job seekers centers around job search techniques…what works, what does not work, everyone wants to know some secret sauce to breaking the recruiting code.  Hate to be the one to pull back the curtain on the … Continue reading

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