Tag: Career Tips

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 …

job fair/tradeshow floor

Whether you have a job and are looking to make a change or are currently unemployed, job fairs can be a great way to meet with recruiters. Navigating a job fair can be difficult, though, so here are some great tips to ensure you have a successful job fair experience. Know Your Intention/Your Objective At …

tips for writing your resume

Writing an effective resume is one of the most important tasks in the job search process Your resume is a self-marketing tool that outlines your unique value to an employer and can ultimately secure a coveted job interview. Most employers will spend only 20 to 30 seconds when reviewing a resume. To get your resume …

professional documenting a career development plan

Some people will spend extensive energy preparing for a trip, meticulously arranging every detail of their excursion, but they will not invest the same time and effort planning for their future careers. How about you? Do you make time to review your professional goals and ambitions? Are you satisfied with your current job, or do …

how to negotiate salary picture of 2 business women

NEGOTIATE A FAIR SALARY BY PLANNING AHEAD Most job seekers agree — the one aspect of a job search that causes the most angst is how to negotiate salary. The most important decision you’ll consider when contemplating a job offer is whether or not the compensation for the position is accept­able. Once you have secured …