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Conducting the Informational Interview

Tweet Informational interviews are a great networking tool when conducted correctly.  In our previous posts on networking meetings, we walked you through goal setting, setting up and preparing for informational interviews.  Now, how to effectively make the most of your time with your contact.

Making Informational Interviews Work for You

Tweet Informational interviews are an invaluable tool for today’s job search. While you never actually ask for a job during an informational interview, many do lead directly or indirectly to employment opportunities down the road. In part one of our series on information interviews, we look at why you should do informational interviews.

Should I Put Volunteer Work on My Resume?

Tweet Volunteer work is a great way to get involved and help make your community a better place.  It might also help land you your next job.  Many people don’t think to put volunteer work on their resume because it’s not a “regular” paying job.   When writing your resume, include any skills or experience that [...]

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

Don’t ignore cover letters. Here is why and how to write a good one.

Getting Your Job Search Materials Ready

Tweet 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 [...]

How To Answer “What Do You Know About Us?”

Tweet “What do you know about us?”  It’s a common but puzzling question that gets asked at many interviews.  Last week we talked about how to research companies.  Today, how to present the information you gathered in a way that shows you did your research and highlights why your skills and background would be an [...]

Pre-Interview Research

Tweet You got the interview, now what?  Time to dig in and learn all you can so you can shine in the face-to-face meeting.  Having good background on the company will make you look interested and prepared, but the research will give you valuable knowledge that will help confirm that this is in fact a [...]

Interview Strategy – Giving It All Away

Tweet Let’s say you are in a job interview and you are asked for your biggest idea for innovation within the company. Do you give away your best thinking, knowing you may or may not be hired? Or do you hang on to it, hoping for credit once you are in the door and part [...]

Top Tips on Negotiating Job Offers – Part 3 of 3

Tweet Nancy Kasmar, MS, SPHR, CCP is the Practice Lead for Compensation and Benefits Consulting at Washington Employers, a member-based organization providing real-time business results through strategic workforce performance solutions. She is a subject matter expert on compensation and assists members in attracting, retaining, and motivating their employees. The groundwork for negotiating a salary offer [...]

Top Tips on Negotiating Job Offers – Part 2 of 3

Tweet Nancy Kasmar, MS, SPHR, CCP is the Practice Lead for Compensation and Benefits Consulting at Washington Employers, a member-based organization providing real-time business results through strategic workforce performance solutions. She is a subject matter expert on compensation and assists members in attracting, retaining, and motivating their employees. The groundwork for negotiating a salary offer [...]

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