Professionalism

How To Master Employer Communication: The Follow-Up

So, you just gave your elevator pitch and had a great experience networking at your college career fair! Now what? Make your impressions last and build connections that you can carry into your post-grad career by sending a follow-up! Take a look at these tips on what to include in your follow-up, as well as…

How To Master Employer Communication: The Pitch

For anybody in the workplace, time is the most valuable asset to maintain. We try to use as little of it as possible. This can complicate networking, since networking is all about making business connections that will last. So how do we make solid business connections, but only take up a minute of someone’s time?…

100 Ways to Thank Someone For Their Time

In today's busy world, kind words are important. People often choose to communicate their gratitude to others through the written word, by drafting a traditional note or by sending a text message or email. In this article, we discuss why it is important to express gratitude and learn 100 ways to say thank you. As…

How to Develop a Strong Work Ethic

Will Hunting, they boy genius from the movie Good Will Hunting, said that when it came to organic chemistry, he could "always just play". He also said that Beethoven saw a piano at a young age and could "just play". Well good for them! What about the rest of us? Can we too achieve greatness?…

The Skills that Really Matter on Your Handshake Profile

Your skills section is one of the most important parts of your Handshake profile—if you do it right. The keywords in this section help Handshake recommend relevant jobs to you. Your skills also help recruiters find you on Handshake. And it lets them easily understand your skillset, without digging through your resume.  We analyzed the…

Dos and Don’ts of Professional Social Media Posting

By now, you’ve probably been warned about social media and how it affects your professional image. Usually the tone is negative. Believe it or not, posting on your social media can be helpful for employers to gauge how you’ll fit in company culture. It gives them a window into your personality, which is great for…

5 Steps to Take as a New Alumni

Graduating from college is an exciting, yet overwhelming experience. As an alumni, you’re adjusting to a new normal that is the beginning of the rest of your life. Prepare for this by taking the following steps for success: 1. Clean-Up Your Social Media It’s expected for you to have had a good time in college.…

Top 5 Communication Do’s and Top 5 Don’ts to Avoid at Work

What is good workplace etiquette? If you haven’t worked in an office or professional environment before, you’re probably unsure. While it varies from office to office, there are some general guidelines for how to communicate at work. Here are five practices to adopt, and five to avoid at your job or internship. Do follow good…

10 Steps to Make a Great First Impression at Work

You’ve probably heard that first impressions are important. But what does it mean to make a good first impression at work—and how do you do it? We’ve outlined a step-by-step guide for you to get your new job or internship off to a great start. Get enough sleep You may have received this advice when…

Networking Made Easy: Mango!

As a career advisor, I often discuss with students the importance of networking and the benefits of tapping into professional contacts. Our website has lots of information about WHERE you can network but there's little discussing HOW to network. When I was a college student it was scary - I was not comfortable reaching out…