Reverse Googling: Interview Prep Strategy

By: Dan Klamm on June 9th, 2010 at 5:36 am
In Career Development, College, Corporate Recruitment, Interviews, Networking, Online Image, Social Media | No Comment
I recently wrote a post on Mashable about using social media to research companies as you prepare for interviews. You should also research your interviewer(s). Who is the person who will be sitting across the table from you? Having basic knowledge about your interviewer will help you make a positive impression and build stronger rapport […]

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Three Skills To Master Before Entering The Workplace
By: Dan Klamm on May 19th, 2010 at 5:28 am
In Career Development, College, Personal Branding | 4 Comments
Congratulations to all of this month’s college graduates! Soon many of you will enter the workplace for the first time. Here are three skills to master before you begin your first job: 1. Accepting criticism True to the Gen Y stereotype, I used to have a hard time accepting criticism. I didn’t think I was […]

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“Help! I hate my job!”
By: Dan Klamm on April 28th, 2010 at 4:00 am
In Uncategorized | 2 Comments
With so many people struggling to find jobs these days, it’s become taboo to complain about work. If an employed young professional expresses even the slightest inkling of discontent, the collective voice of the economy shouts back, “You’re lucky you have a job!” Unemployed friends glare at you. Parents dismiss your complaints and mutter something […]

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The Art of Getting LinkedIn Recommendations
By: Dan Klamm on April 21st, 2010 at 4:00 am
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College students are joining LinkedIn everyday. In the last month, I’ve received numerous questions about LinkedIn recommendations — who to ask, what to write, how to follow-up, and more. Here, I will provide a few tips for approaching the LinkedIn recommendation request process. Ask people who know your work well. Ask for LinkedIn recommendations from […]

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Internships for Introverts
By: Dan Klamm on April 7th, 2010 at 4:00 am
In Career Development, College, Internships, Uncategorized | 2 Comments
An internship is an opportunity to gain experience in a work setting and make valuable professional connections for your future. To be an effective intern, you need to adjust to your new surroundings, get to know people, contribute to projects, and make a positive impression on your colleagues — all in a short period of […]

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Relocating After College
By: Dan Klamm on April 1st, 2010 at 4:00 am
In Career Development, College, Uncategorized | 1 Comment
For graduating seniors, choosing a location to land after college is a big deal. This decision often comes with anxiety, uncertainty, and lots of questions. Should you head back home? Follow your friends to a big city? Explore options abroad? Stay in your college town? When I graduated, I chose to stay in my college […]

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Three Costly Mistakes by Job Seekers
By: Dan Klamm on March 25th, 2010 at 4:00 am
In Career Development, College, Corporate Recruitment, Online Image, Personal Branding, Social Media, Uncategorized | 4 Comments
Do you feel like you’re putting lots of effort into your job search but not seeing results? Sometimes, job seekers feel discouraged by sending out dozens of resumes and not getting interviews. Or getting lots of interviews, but never converting them into job offers. The hiring process is different for every organization, so I can’t […]

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Making Your Own Opportunities
By: Dan Klamm on March 10th, 2010 at 4:00 am
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Last week, Seth Godin professed that “safe is risky.” Many people follow directions, aim for approval from professors/bosses, and color inside the lines. This aversion to risk is actually risky — in that you risk not taking advantage of the world of opportunities around you. Godin used the example of a student only interviewing with […]

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#EntryLevelTweet: Your Job Search in 140 Characters
By: Dan Klamm on February 25th, 2010 at 4:00 am
In Career Development, College, Internships, Networking, Personal Branding, Social Media | 1 Comment
I know what you’re thinking: there’s no way to give meaningful career advice in 140 characters. I generally agree with you. But Heather Huhman’s new book, #EntryLevelTweet, defies the norm. Broken up into six sections, the book packs actionable tips into simple, 140-character blurbs. It’s perfect for a college junior or senior embarking on a […]

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How Introverts Can Benefit from Social Media
By: Dan Klamm on February 16th, 2010 at 4:00 am
In Career Development, College, Networking, Online Image, Personal Branding, Social Media | No Comment
Your career success hinges on your ability to network with people and promote your professional self. For introverts, both of these things can be challenging. The idea of attending a networking event is enough to make some introverts sick, as is the thought of boasting about one’s accomplishments in an interview. Luckily, social media make […]

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