Your Elevator Pitch: How to Create the Perfect Icebreaker

Have you heard of an elevator pitch? This short, 30 second story can break the ice with important industry contacts. When it comes to your career it is important to have all of the right tools in place for when you need them the most. There are a few things you need to know about crafting your elevator pitch and how to use it during an interview or in conversation. Here are some tips to keep in mi...

Employment Fast Track: How to Speed Up Your Job Search

When you've been on the job market for a long time it is easy to get frustrated. Every rejection begins to feel like the world is against you. But why are you searching for a job and what are you hoping to gain? What are the real reasons behind the lack of offers or the loss of momentum in your job search? Many people have an expectation that each new job will provide them with the fulfillment ...

Why You Didn’t Get the Job (and How to Ace the Next Interview)

There are so many possible reasons that you don't get a job offer. Even if your resume is perfectly crafted, there are things you can't control about the process. When you submit a resume for a job there are likely another hundred, or several hundred, who have done the same thing. If your resume is selected you are still up against some stiff competition. On average, a company interviews three to...

Quitting Your Job: How to NOT Burn Bridges

Not every reason for leaving a job is negative. You may have an opportunity to move to a new city or you stumble upon an opportunity that you can't pass up. However, there are also plenty of reasons for leaving a job that are negative. You may be dissatisfied with your current company or you don't feel challenged in your role. In either case it is extremely important to understand that the way you...

How to Turn a Career Setback into a Growth Opportunity

The true mark of a successful person is not that they don't fail but they know what to do when it happens to them. Making a critical mistake on the job does feel like the world is about to end. In fact, you're quite sure when it happens that you will be fired. The truth is being terminated is a distinct possibility but not a guaranteed outcome. Your actions from the moment the mistake is discov...

First Day on the Job: Do’s and Don’ts

As a job seeker your work isn't over once you've accepted a job offer. Your first few days, and even months, can be crucial to determining if the job is right for you. Your new employer is also using this time to evaluate whether or not you're right for them. It is essential for you to consider what to do, and what not to do, before you start your next job. Here are some ideas to keep in mind. ...

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