The Power of Informational Interviews: How to Use Them to Your Advantage

If you’ve been searching for a job for a while, you might wonder how to get noticed.

According to executive coaches Jody Michaels Associates, only one in every 200 resumes you send out results in a job offer. The way …

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5 Questions with Lindsey Toth, Director of Global Marketing at Lonza

Lindsey Toth is an experienced strategic market leader. She is an expert in digital marketing, establishing new brands, and revitalizing heritage business. After receiving her B.S. dual degree in Nutritional Science & Dietetics from Michigan State University, Lindsey Toth got …

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How to Talk About Your Resume While on an Interview

Job interviews can be pretty tough if you’re underprepared or don’t have a whole lot of experience. Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of an interview is when you’re asked to “walk” the interviewer through your resume, as it’s …

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Intimidating Skills List on the Job Description? Don’t Let Them Intimidate You

You’ve been sent a job description for a position that really interests you.

You’re reading the experience requested for the role, and you’re glad to see that you have most of it. But then you come to the last three …

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7 Strategies for a Successful International Work Assignment

International assignments are exciting for a host of reasons, but having the opportunity to live in another country while finding success in your career at the same time is particularly compelling. Working abroad allows you to gain real-world experience, advance …

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5 Questions with Joseph Llobrera, Director of Research at Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Dr. Joseph Llobrera is an experienced researcher who specializes in food assistance policy, workforce development, and health policy. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Urban Studies from Brown University and Master’s degree in Geography from the University of …

By Fangruo (Ingrid) Zhou
Fangruo (Ingrid) Zhou Student Ambassador
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The Idealist Career Advice Guide to Starting a New Job

Between meeting colleagues, mastering skills, and tackling new responsibilities, the first three months at a new job can feel invigorating. But, of course, it may take some time to build up the confidence to accomplish everything you want to do …

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How to Highlight Your Academic Accomplishments on Your Resume

Today, the average job listing gets more than 250 applications. That’s hard to contend with, even if you’re the most seasoned professional. But when you’re a student or recent graduate with little to no experience behind you, this can feel even …

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Career Quick Tip: Execution

As with most plans, execution is critical to success. Beware of how perfectionism or thinking you have to do it all in one sitting can keep you from getting started. The truth is –small, consistent steps make a difference! Go …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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Resource of the Week: Devex

Devex is an independent news organization with offices are in Barcelona, London, Manila, and Washington, D.C. As a media source for the global development community, they offer news articles as well as a series of subscription newsletters; a Career Hub …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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