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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. ...




From Graduate School to Employment: Interviewing Insights and Tips

Job interviews often scare people.  They feel put on the spot, nervous, and fearful about not being good enough.
 
I have not had that experience in several years.  Having been in the professional world before and having healthy levels of confidence in myself and my abilities, I generally interview well. ...




A College Student’s Guide to Landing an Internship

            Summer is upon us, the sun is out and so are college students looking for their dream summer internship. Summer internships are the perfect way for a college student to get their foot in the door, learn new skills and gain experience, boost their resume, and network. ...




Great Jobs with Worry-Free Dress Codes

 You don't need to be a garbage man to wear what you want to work. Solid jobs – more solid jobs than you may think – boast very lackadaisical dress code requirements that don't demand you to empty your wallet at expensive department stores. ...