Category: Career tools

A Different Crop of Internship Employers

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on March 26

I’ve been hearing some reports that although internship hiring is down in general, some new employers are now posting ads on campus. These are sometimes smaller or lesser known employers…

Career News on Cable

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on March 20

It looks like job searchers now have another medium to turn to… Starting on Saturday, April 4th, CareerTV will begin airing its currently Internet-only show on Fox Business Network from…

“Shameless Self Promotion” In the Workplace

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on March 18

I recently received a press release on “the top 10 tactics for shameless self promotion at work,” as offered up by “Career Wisdom-101 Proven Ways to Ensure Workplace Success” author…

Layoff Coaching 101

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on March 13

If you are worried about getting laid off (or know you will have to lay off others), career coach Maury Hanigan has launched a new site, layoffcoach.com . Users can…

Personal Branding: Valuable or Not?

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on March 10

I must admit, I fall on the “not” side of the argument. Personal branding is all about packaging. I feel this obsession with it—and with selling oneself—often comes at the…

Overcoming an Unstable Work History

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on January 13

We all know the job market is competitive enough right now, even with an A+ resume chock full of accomplishments. But what about those who have the additional challenge of…

Free Courses—from Yale, MIT, Tufts, and More

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 17

By Alysa Teichman Still looking for that dream job? Or did you lose yours in the economic downdraft? Either way, here’s a tip: Take a few courses until the job…

Giving Your Career a Boost….With Plastic Surgery

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 30

We’ve all seen the stories about how to improve your chances of landing the dream job—articles like this one from Yahoo! that recommends going back to school, finding a coach…

How to Write an Effective Cover Letter

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 15

Lynne Sarikas, director of the MBA career center at Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration, knows a thing or two about cover letters. Here she shares a few tips about…

Finding a Job When Times are Tough

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 08

Lynne Sarikas, director of the MBA career center at Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration, offers a little unsolicited advice to new (or fairly recent) college grads about advancing one’s…

Tools for Job Seekers

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 29

When you choose your major and embark on your chosen career, you probably have a pretty good idea about what the job prospects are. Now. But did you ever wonder…

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