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Answering the Question “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?”

Where do you see yourself in five years?  It’s a question many people face in interviews, yet don’t take the time to prepare for it.  You may be tempted to envision where you’ll be in five years on a personal level, but that’s not an appropriate way to answer the question. Read More »

Tips for Landing Jobs in Small Companies

The numbers show smaller companies may be a good channel for job seekers so you want to pay attention to them in your job search. But getting hired at a smaller company requires different techniques. Here are some tips to improve your chances of getting in the door at a small company or start-up. Read More »

Note Taking During Interviews

To take notes, or not to take notes: that is the question.  Many job seekers might have been wondering about what to do about note-taking during job interviews.  On the one hand, you want to write down important items that come up during the conversation.  On the other hand, you don’t want to seem inattentive and distracted, or miss out on other important things your interviewer said while you’re busy writing down her last sentence. Read More »

Checklist for Your Networking

People who are exploring new job opportunities most likely already know the importance of networking, and are making an effort to increase their networking.  But, after trying networking for a while without any significant payoff, many people starte questioning if their networking is really working. Read More »

Warming Up a Cold Contact

Many networkers feel awkward about approaching a cold contact – someone they do not know. Yet reaching out to new people is an important part of expanding your network and constructing a successful job search. Here is a step-by- step guide to warming up a cold contact: Read More »

Why You Still Need a Cover Letter and How to Write a Good One

The world of job seekers is deeply divided over the subject of cover letters. Some say they are a waste of time, others say they are a valuable tool. So which is it? It’s really both! Any given cover letter may be completely ignored or it may be the piece that gets you noticed and in the door. Read More »

Video Friday: Getting Started Building a Network

You know having a network is important to your job search. But how do you get started building one?  In this video Jobfully’s Carrie Krueger has help for recent grads and others who are building a network from scratch. Read More »

Easy Ways to Stay Connected with Your Network

As a job seeker you are probably hard at work building your network. But a strong network isn’t just about having lots of people, it’s about really connecting and harnessing the power of that network. Your networking relationships should be mutually beneficial. Here are five ways to help your network, and five ways your network can help you in your job search. Read More »

Balancing Being Confident and Being Humble

Job seekers are often given two pieces of potentially conflicting advice:

  • Be humble
  • Sell yourself

The two seem contradictory. Is there a way to do both? The answer is yes, but it takes great communication skills, self awareness, and practice. First understand the reasons behind each piece of advice. Read More »

Getting Your Job Search Materials Ready

When I was in the midst of my search for an internship, I was excited to see an email from a company that I had just submitted my resume to. I was immediately asked for writing samples from my portfolio. Unfortunately, my portfolio was scattered all over the place and it took a considerable amount of time to find and then format them. I learned the hard way that organizing ahead of time would have saved me a lot of stress and would have made the process a breeze. Learn from my mistakes with this step-by-step guide that will help you stay organized. Read More »

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