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What’s Your APPtitude? Job Search Edition

You may already use mobile apps and devices to check your email and participate in social networks, and even work on your online courses. They further extend the flexibility and convenience of online learning, but are also helpful for career-related activities and job search tasks. Earlier this month I was privileged to present a technology […]

5 Tech Tools for Job Interview Practice

Once you get to the interview stage of your job search, you’ve already survived several layers of screening as hiring managers compare your application materials (i.e., resume, cover letter, transcripts) to the needs of the position. But as the National Association of Colleges and Employers advises, “the interview will make or break your candidacy. The […]

7 Career Questions to Ask Your School’s Alumni

If you are struggling with career decision-making or looking for a new direction in your job search, advice may be closer than you think. Last month I highlighted career questions you should ask your online instructors, but there are many other resources available to you. Have you connected with your school’s alumni network? From job […]

Is Your Resume Social?

It seems that we are quickly leaving the traditional resume format behind. Black and white, word-processed documents, whether printed or digital, are evolving into web-based versions that use a range of multimedia and graphics to present an applicant’s work history and education. An added feature of these formats is social, bringing conversation and interaction to […]

Facebook’s New Job Board

Social media systems are more prevalent than ever, providing us with many ways to communicate and connect online. While some, like LinkedIn, are marketed specifically for professional profiles, others, like Facebook, have been focused on more casual connections – until now. Last week Facebook, launched the Social Jobs App, officially taking it from just a […]

Making Career Connections that Count

November is National Career Development Month! This annual campaign from the National Career Development Association (NCDA), encourages reflection on what you are doing to reach your career goals. How strong is your professional network? My emphasis this year is all about making professional connections. Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying “it’s who you know.” The […]

Is the Cover Letter Dead?

What happens when you submit your resume online? What do you do with your cover letter? It’s been standard practice for decades to include this introductory document with every resume you send out, but now that we aren’t mailing printed documents to employers, the traditional cover letter is changing. Opinions vary on whether or not […]

Online, No Waiting: Prepare for Career Decisions in 2013

I know, I know, summer has just ended and fall doesn’t officially begin until later this week, but I am already talking about next year. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “You may delay, but time will not.” A preliminary report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reminds us all that 2013 […]

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Enough?

If you are currently involved in the job search process you may be asking yourself this question. It was also addressed at‘s Google+ Hangout presentation last week. The speakers, a panel including employment recruiters, educators, and research analysts, shared a range of responses relevant to today’s college students and job seekers. There was a […]

What’s the Best Career Advice You’ve Ever Received?

This was the question posed to me, and a room full of about a hundred career services professionals, at a recent presentation. In a small group exercise, we were each asked to turn to the person next to us and share our answers. I immediately wondered what it would be like to capture all of […]