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Oh the Places We’ve Been: College Graduation

I think of Dr. Seuss around this time of year and his book, Oh the Places You’ll Go.  Many receive it as a graduation gift, a sort of inspirational read to remind you of the infinite possibilities that await as you’re handed your degree.  What Dr. Seuss fails to reflect on is how the places [...]


Tips for Introductions and Networking Offline

In your everyday world, the casual encounters of your daily routine can open up a network of connections with limitless possibilities. Consider some of the common–and not so common–places where people are networking offline in my last post, “Advance Your Career with Community Contacts.”  So, now that you know where to look for contacts, how [...]


Advance Your Career with Community Contacts

You tweet. You’re on LinkedIn. You’ve got the online networking thing down. But what about offline? Are there some local networking opportunities to consider? Consider your everyday life. You shop, you vacation, and you dine out; in all of those situations, you are encountering people. Life is the original social platform–minus the 140 characters. I [...]


Mobile Apps Help Job Seekers on the Go

You may be enjoying a cup of coffee as you read this post on your iPad. Or, you may be walking to class and reading it on a smartphone. Either way, it’s evidence that our society is becoming more and more mobile. In fact, it’s estimated that 77% of job seekers are using mobile devices [...]


Are you learning everything you need to know?

Most students begin college thinking they’ll learn everything they need to know for their future careers in the classrooms on campus. While you’ll gain considerable knowledge learning facts and figures, theories and policies, you’ll also develop critical thinking skills, learn to work in teams, build leadership skills and begin to see the bigger picture as [...]


Is Your Resume Lost in Translation?

I was an English major, so it goes without saying that I love words. But, words can also be detrimental. As a job seeker, words can lead to your downfall if you’re not using the right ones on your resume or in your cover letter. As a college student, you’re likely to have summer jobs that [...]


Rejection – It’s Not Personal

As job seekers, we all have one thing in common–at one point or another, we will all be rejected. When I was right out of college, I really wanted to work for this local company that was world-renowned for its jewelry. I imagined myself getting an employee discount and being able to present all my [...]


Pack Your Boxes – You’re Moving!

With graduation approaching in May for many seniors, you’re probably starting to think about what lies ahead for the summer. Some of you may move home temporarily, others might be planning to stay more permanently. If your home town is experiencing slow job growth or has a very competitive entry level market, you may want [...]


Hiring Process: Is Follow Up the Key to Your Success?

College graduates who are new to the hiring process often ask about how long they should wait to follow up during the hiring process. After all, there is a fine line between making a friendly inquiry while demonstrating continued interest in the job and running the risk of being perceived as overly aggressive. While each [...]


Make 2012 the Year of Career Preparation

I’ve stood among the hundreds of thousands of people in Times Square, hollering in excitement as that famous ball made its descent into the New Year. And as soon as the ball disappears into the days gone bye, those throngs of people join one another in a chorus of Auld Lang Syne as confetti rains [...]


Networking the Old Fashioned Way

I am a product of Atari and Cabbage Patch Kids. There was a time when a gallon of gas cost me less than a dollar and, during my freshman year of college, I discovered this new thing called email.  My first email was from my dad which read, “Hi Michele. This is neat. We can [...]


Take a Ride in an Elevator for Interview Success

“Tell me about yourself.” On the surface, that doesn’t seem like a difficult question to answer. In fact, you probably have lots to say about who you are, your interests and your dreams for the future. The challenge for an interview, however, is to tell the recruiter about yourself in one minute or less. We [...]


Can You Hear Me Now?

I have a love/hate relationship with my phone. I’m on my phone during the day so much that my neck is permanently leaning down towards my shoulder. I guess I should include a headset on my Christmas list this year. Still, all this talking on the phone means that I’m spending a lot of time [...]


What if Your Resume Was A Car?

No matter who we are, a college student, a chef, an accountant or even a recruiter, our job search started in the same way–with a resume. This document is perhaps the most important piece of paper you own (no offense, college diploma) because it will paint a picture of who you are for someone who [...]


Being Online Means Being In Line for a Job

These days, searching for a job is about more than just sending out resumes. You need to build your personal brand–online. And, you need to connect with recruiters, hiring managers, and others who may have a hand in the hiring process. While recruiters are using platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn to tell you about the [...]

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    Dan Schawbel, the founder of the Student Branding Blog, is a world renowned personal branding expert, the international bestselling author of Me 2.0, as well as the publisher of the Personal Branding Blog.

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