Category: Tools

Keeping a Record of Your Informational Interviews

I’ve now written a series of posts on conducting an informational interview. I’ve discussed how many people utilize the informational interview as a job hunting tool, taking advantage of such opportunities to network and meet new people, find out about…

My Favorite Informational Interview Questions

If you’re exploring careers and interested in learning more about a particular job or career field, then the following list of questions I believe are the best questions to ask during an informational interview. In fact, this is the list…

What is Your Career Brand?

As we’ve previously talked about the importance of protecting your online image and the follow-up concept of career branding, this post focuses on the direct connection between the two. It’s now time to ask, “What is your career brand?” With…

Why You Should Conduct an Informational Interview Right Now

I’ve found that most students who actually conduct informational interviews receive the following benefits: They learn about particular industries, companies, and possible job opportunities and leads They learn about career paths with particular college majors They get to meet new…

Understanding the Concept of Career Branding

A term typically used in marketing has now emerged as a significant career development trend – brand. Your personal brand is a representation of your professional and, subsequently, career brand, and the web provides the best path to create and…

Buzzing Your Career Brand

Google launched a social networking service called “Buzz” last week on Feb. 9 for all gmail users. Within days, users had already made millions of posts and comments. Not surprisingly, it’s become quite the hot topic among both the social…

Protect Your Online Image

Do you use Facebook? Put up videos on YouTube? Belong to Linkedin? Participate in other websites where you post personal thoughts, pics, or videos? Have you just ever tried googling yourself? Though the results and implications of putting your information…

CEO Resigns via Twitter

CEOs come and they go but recently the CEO of Sun Microsystems, Jonathan Schwartz, resigned from his position via Twitter. According to many outlets, this was the first time that a Fortune 200 CEO has ever done this. I have…