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The Degree Isn't Everything: Tips From MBAs On Getting Ahead

After getting a diploma, MBAs might think they have it all figured out. However, the best education is only one building block of future career success. No matter how well you did in b-school, it’s important not to get complacent. It’s easy to over-value your education credentials, especially with GMAC surveys reporting that 99 percent of employers end up satisfied with their MBA hires. ...




How to Get a Permit to Work in the US

How to Apply for Authorization to Work in the United States
All United States employers are required to confirm that employees are legally able to work in the US. If an individual is not a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States they will need a permit to work, officially known as an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), to prove eligibility to work in the US. ...




#NoFilter: Profanity Pervades Modern Offices

Find yourself hearing a lot more colorful language at work these days? You're not alone. The continuing trend toward the casualization of the work place has lead to a relaxing of expectations around how we talk at work, too. 
 
A study from the project management software provider Wrike revealed that nearly 60 percent of employees admit to cursing at work. ...




How to Master the Peer Interview

You can learn a lot about a company by chatting with prospective co-workers.
It’s a buyer’s market. According to the MRINetwork Recruiter Sentiment Study released in December 2014, 83 percent of recruiters describe the present job market as candidate-driven. ...




Want An Unbeatable Resume?

“Can you take a look at my résumé and see what you think?” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked this in the past year, I wouldn’t be rich, but I would have some extra dough.
It’s true. Since I write about jobs and careers, it’s not surprising that I’ve been fielding calls from friends and colleagues, who want me to take a look at their résumé to see what’s missing, give some pointers. ...




Negotiating MBA Job Offers: Dos & Don’ts

The MBA student was asking for a 40% higher salary than the company was offering, but that wasn’t what torpedoed the negotiations and led the company to withdraw the offer. The problem was one of attitude.
 
“The (student’s) approach was more demanding, and more arrogant, in addition to asking for what was unreasonable,” says Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham, executive director of the career center at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management. ...




Want Your Resume to Stand Out? Try This One Tactic

It is still a tough job market out there. And some folks will go to great lengths to get noticed by employers and recruiters. Jobseekers even grab headlines for the unconventional tactics they employ.

 

Recently, an applicant at an ad agency purchased a Snapchat geofilter that showed users at the prospective employer’s office a graphic overlay reading “Hey, hire me. ...




MBA Students: Choose Your First Marketing Job Wisely

“What internship (or full-time) offer should I take?” “What’s the right first step now that I’m finishing up my MBA?”
The life of an MBA student is demanding. Managing the classwork and interviewing process today is much harder than when I was an MBA student. ...




MBAs Are Graduating Into the Best Job Market in a Decade

This year's business school graduates are looking for work right on time: More companies want to hire them than at any point in the past decade, a new report shows.
 
Corporations around the world say they will hire considerably more MBAs in 2015 than they have in any single year since 2003, according to projections by the Graduate Management Admission Council, which administers the GMAT. ...




Five things to know about working abroad after an MBA

Many young professionals choose an international MBA for one very specific reason: they want to expand their horizons by working in a culture much different than their own. Those who come from countries with emerging economies boost their chances of finding work this way, because developing nations are offering up an abundance of opportunities these days. ...