This 10-minute weekly exercise could change your career

This 10-minute weekly exercise could change your career
“On January 1, I made an unusual resolution. I committed to sending one hand-written letter per week—and not to relatives, or friends, or former teachers, but to other professionals. What would these letters say? That would depend on the week and the person. (Basically, I’d wing it.) My only rule was the letter wouldn’t include ...

The best career advice you never hear

The best career advice you never hear
There’s plenty of stale career advice out there: Go the extra mile. Do what you love. Always be the first one there and the last to leave. But a recent Quora thread, “What are a few pieces of unique career advice that nobody ever mentions?”, provides something different: valuable career advice that we haven’t heard a million times ...

Five things 20-something job seekers need to know

Five things 20-something job seekers need to know
Written by Alyson Soko, Executive Search Alliance Searching for a role – especially one’s first role after graduation – is a job in itself.  It is tough work.  Below is a list of suggestions we often find ourselves advising most job seekers, but especially those 20-somethings who may have never before looked for full-time work.  ...

Rookie mistakes: 5 extremes to avoid

Rookie mistakes: 5 extremes to avoid
  Congratulations, you landed the job! If you’re like most, you’re probably a little nervous about making a great impression during your first few weeks. As you’re navigating a completely new workplace, co-workers, and responsibilities, new-job anxiety is common, but unfortunately, it can also cause people to engage in some irrational behaviors. Want to avoid ...

Why you should be networking with other interns

Why you should be networking with other interns
We all know why we should be networking with our bosses and coworkers from a summer internship—not only are they great resources, but they often have extensive networks of their own. These are networks you’ll want to take advantage of come graduation when you’re looking for full-time entry-level jobs. But you also should be networking ...