Five steps to a summer job

Five steps to a summer job
Summer is just around the corner, and if you’re a student, that means one thing: you need to find a job to help bolster your increasingly empty wallet. Never fear: With a bit of intelligence, charm and these five tips, you are sure to have a job lined up for you very soon! (You can ...

Work Story Wednesday: Story of an Online Marketing Coordinator

On this Work Story Wednesday, we present Lindsey Reeder, the Online Marketing Coordinator for Random House Canada. Reeder, a Canadian graduate with a B.A. Honours in English, shows how she went from student to intern to blogger to online marketing coordinator! She has lots of great tips to share on how she was able to ...

How do job seekers use social media in 2014? [2014 Jobvite Survey in U.S.]

How do job seekers use social media in 2014? [2014 Jobvite Survey in U.S.]
How much does social media get used in the 21st-century #jobsearch? You might be surprised! A new survey by Jobvite of U.S. job seekers has some startling statistics on the job hunt: 93% of recruiters are likely to look at a candidate’s social profile 76% of social job seekers found their current position through Facebook ...

How to write the perfect networking follow-up email

How to write the perfect networking follow-up email
You’ve gone to a career fair or other industry-related event to meet potential employers and make connections within your “dream job” company. You think you’ve had a great conversation with an employer, give them your contact info, and wait for them to follow-up. But they never do. If you want to stick out from the ...

It’s time to suit up!

It's time to suit up!
The suit – the dreaded but oh-so-necessary clothing piece when working in a professional office setting. You may have wandered for eons in your khakis and print tees, but that’s not going to cut it anymore: In the words of How I Met Your Mother’s Barney Stinson, it’s time to suit up. If you’re new to the ...

How to take the work out of networking

How to take the work out of networking
If you’re looking to get into an industry where the jobs are fewer and farther between, it is best to have a contact from the organization and have them put in a good word. Networking is often the key to building those relationships. Unfortunately, it is not something that comes naturally to us all. In ...

Introvert leadership: Seven ways networking is like a first date (and why you want to know)

Introvert leadership: Seven ways networking is like a first date (and why you want to know)
By Dorothy Tannahill-Moran, Posted on Career Rocketeer Networking is one of those things like eating healthy that many of us know we should do, but don’t because it can be a drag.  Going to events where you really don’t know anyone and trying to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger is kind of ...