Category: Careers

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usajobs, federal government jobs

How to find, apply for, and land your dream job with the federal government With relative job security, opportunities for career growth, and stable benefits, it makes sense that landing a position with the federal government is a goal for many job seekers. According to federal workforce statistics prepared for Congress in October 2019, there …

generations in the workplace

There are currently five generations in the workplace. Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials make up three quarters of the total working population; Traditionalists make up less than 3 percent and Generation Z is just entering the workforce, making up approximately 5 percent. For each generation, there is research relating to what they are shaped …

5 tips for an internship

Obtaining an internship is a great accomplishment and takes just as much ambition and preparation as landing a new job. All your hard work, research, and preparation have awarded you with this experience. Here are five tips so you can make the most of it. Maintain a Professional Mindset and Work Ethic First impressions go …

asking the right questions for interviews

Asking good questions is the key to interviewing for both the interviewer and interviewee. Interviewers want to gain as much insight as possible during the interview process to determine if a candidate is the best fit. Interviewers want someone who will have insightful and comprehensive answers that showcase conversational skills and problem solving. Similarly, it’s …

Director of Excelsior Career Services asks experts common staffing and recruiting questions

Based on student Google search statistics, staffing and recruiting firms were top key word searches. Excelsior’s career development director reached out to her network of key experts in this field to ask their opinions about some common student concerns. Meet Our Experts: Renee …

writing a cover letter

With a well-crafted cover letter, you can introduce yourself in a memorable, personal way on a job application. Some hiring managers consider it to be the most important part of your job application. It is a great opportunity to tell prospective employers who you are, showcase why they should hire you, and stand out above …

How to craft the perfect elevator pitch

7 Tips to Create a Successful Elevator Speech

An effective elevator speech is a personal branding statement that highlights your professional background, knowledge, and skills. Typically no more than 30–60 seconds (the estimated time it takes to ride an elevator to desired floors), it quickly and clearly identifies who you are, why you are unique, …

how to have a successful phone interview

When you’re job searching, you should be prepared for a potential phone interview. Employers often use phone interviews to discuss the job with a prospective employee, determine if the candidate is a good fit, and narrow down the pool of applicants to be invited for in-person interviews. If you do get asked to do a phone …