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How to Follow-Up with a Contact

Tweet Follow up is one of the most  important parts of networking.  It doesn’t matter if you are in a formal interview or talking with an acquaintance on your softball team, follow-up is crucial to engaging and building.  In the last part of our series on informational interviews, we explore follow-up for this type of networking.

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 [...]

From Musician to Software Developer – Career Transition with CodeFellows’ Ruby on Rails Boot Camp

A career transition success story. David Takahashi transformed his career from being a musician to a software developer by going through CodeFellows Ruby on Rails coding boot camp in Seattle. He found a job doing work he enjoys and more than doubled his income.

Video Friday: Transitioning Into a New Field

Tweet A job search creates a great opportunity to take your career in a new direction. But making that transition, and selling yourself in a new area can be tricky. In today’s Friday Video, Life Coach Patricia Klingler gives a quick tip on how to move in a new direction.

How to Get Hired at Start-ups (Part 2)

Tweet For many people, working at a startup is exciting, and it’s not hard to understand why. You can get in on the ground floor, be a part of a team that creates something new and with high potential. That’s why it’s so cool to work for a startup, but that’s also why it’s not [...]

How to Get Hired at Start-ups (Part 1)

Tweet For many people, working at a startup is exciting, and it’s not hard to understand why. You can get in on the ground floor, be a part of a team that creates something new and with high potential. That’s why it’s so cool to work for a startup, but that’s also why it’s not [...]

Video – How to Effectively Make a Career Change (WSJ)

Tweet Today we’d like to share a video by Wall Street Journal discussing the process of planning a career change.  Many people consider making a career change, but few truly understand what it takes to make this process effective.

Transition from Being a Big Company Employee to Working at a Startup (Part 2 of 2)

Tweet A couple of weeks ago, I attended a talk by Bryan Starbuck (on Twitter @BryanStarbuck), a serial tech startup entrepreneur and a former Microsoft Engineering Manager, about how to transition from a big company (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc.) employee to a career at startups.  Bryan provided great insights and practical advice for people interested in [...]

Tips for Navigating a Career Transition

Tweet Today our guest blogger is Amy Nicole. Amy is a freelance writer for Incepture, a Florida based staffing agency serving Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami.  You can follow Incepture on Twitter @incepture. In February 2009, I received my pink slip. I had just started my job five months prior, uprooting my life in Florida [...]

Transition from Being a Big Company Employee to Working at a Startup (Part 1 of 2)

Tweet Last week I attended a talk by Bryan Starbuck (on Twitter @BryanStarbuck), a serial tech startup entrepreneur and a former Microsoft Engineering Manager, about how to transition from a big company (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc.) employee to a career at startups.  Bryan provided great insights and practical advice for people interested in this process.  I’d [...]

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