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MSNBC Q&A: How College Graduates Can Make Their Job Applications Stand out during Coronavirus

May 21, 2020

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I recently had the opportunity to join an MSNBC Q&A panel, where members of the college Class of 2020 shared their fears and uncertainties about entering the current job market.  The panel addressed many topics, including graduates’ emotional health, the state of scientific research in the age of social distancing and tactics for landing a […]

15 Expert LinkedIn Strategies to Impress Recruiters and Land A Job Now

May 14, 2020

I recently hosted two former colleagues, Omar Garriott and Jeremy Schifeling of the LinkedIn Guys, on The Work Remix Podcast. The three of us worked together during my LinkedIn consulting days, and in this episode, we discuss how you can use LinkedIn to land a job, even in today’s challenging climate. Is your LinkedIn profile […]

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What Should I Do If I Think I Am Going to Lose My Job Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic?

March 26, 2020

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It is an understatement to say that we are living in frightening and uncertain times.  As the economy plunges, millions of people have already lost their jobs and many others are wondering if they are going to lose their jobs in the coming weeks and months.  Although the situations are obviously very different, I lived […]

The Mistakes That are Killing Your First Impression

May 26, 2017

“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” It’s one of the most clichéd pieces of advice. That’s because it’s true — especially if you are job hunting. Research shows that recruiters typically only give your resume a six-second glance, and some people say the first seven seconds of meeting someone […]

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3 Steps to Landing Your First Job: Advice for Recent Grads

April 5, 2016

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As we head into graduation season, most grads-to-be are feeling a mixture of anticipation and anxiety as they prepare to launch into the real world. But there’s a percentage who likely have another emotion blended in: panic. If you are graduating this spring and still job hunting, it can seem as though everyone else has […]

Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace

January 24, 2014

In my “Now Trending” series, I curate five recently published articles that capture the future of work or embrace the Millennial mindset. Share your favorite articles of the week in a comment! 5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Motivate Millennials at Work I love this Forbes piece by fellow She’s the First board member Denise Restauri […]

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Master LinkedIn in 5 Blog Posts or Less

October 22, 2013

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Serving as LinkedIn’s Ambassador for the past four years has been an exciting opportunity to connect with people around the world and recognize how much, as LinkedIn would say, “relationships matter.” I’ve talked with job seekers, recruiters, executives and professionals like you about the best strategies to build profiles and network with a growing community […]

8 Steps to Effective Informational Interviews

June 16, 2011

8 Steps to Effective Informational Interviews One of the most frequent pieces of advice I give to young professionals is to seek out successful people and ask to conduct an informational interview with them. Essentially, an informational interview is a networking meeting where the interviewee (the successful professional) agrees to share some career advice with […]

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