Your Guide to Job Fair Success

Job fairs are a great addition to your job search toolkit.  But the thought of all those employers in one big room and lots of other job seekers circulating around the room might be intimidating to some.   Never fear - I’m going to walk you through a foolproof guide...

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How to Conduct a Successful Informational Interview

You’ve heard of the informational interview, and you may have thought these were just for kids looking for their first job out of college. Think again! Informational interviews are an essential component of your job search, especially if you’ve been out of the...

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Top 10 Resources for Job Seekers

If you’re feeling stuck in your job search or just need some fresh new ideas about how to move the ball forward, here is my list of Top 10 Resources for Job Seekers. Many of these are free and easy to take advantage of. So whether you're ready to return and find...

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LinkedIn Tips: Get Your Profile Up and Running

Whether you are re-launching your career, making a career change or bringing in more business for your own venture, you simply must be “LinkedIn” these days. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your LinkedIn experience. Attitude Approach LinkedIn as a...

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Ace Your Video Interview

As employers look to speed up their hiring processes, more are turning to video interviewing in order to screen candidates. Video interviewing can take many different forms and for the purposes of this article, I’m referring to an interview in which a candidate uses a...

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Excel – My Favorite Function

Fluency in Microsoft Excel is not just a nice-to-have: it’s a requirement for many jobs and considered a foundational job skill. If it’s been a while since you’ve used Excel, or you’ve never quite mastered it, I encourage you to get comfortable with this tool. When...

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Greatest Hits: Tips for Returning to Work

Looking for a job is your job now. Schedule time to do this work and stick to the schedule. Spend some time up front thinking about what you want to do. You don’t have to narrow it down to one option – recognize that there are multiple possibilities that could work...

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3 LinkedIn Smart Strategies You Can Do TODAY

I’d like to address LinkedIn and how important it is in your job search from a slightly different angle and share some smart strategies for using LinkedIn as a job searcher that you can do today. Remember, LinkedIn is your ticket to finding out who works where and...

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Recruiters’ Feedback

Interviewing for jobs can be nerve-wracking! In my role as a Career Coach at a top-20 business school, I hear from multiple recruiters each year about the things candidates did well (and not so well) during job interviews. Here are three things we hear from recruiters...

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Updating Your Job Skills

Focusing on our job search means updating our resumes....which means a solid review of our skills – determining which relevant skills we already possess and which require an update.  Here are the critical skills we've identified and then what some experts have to say...

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It’s 2018 – What’s Your Plan?

2018 is here!  Happy New Year!   Back to Business has a lot planned for 2018 - and I hope you do too. My plan is to try new things to expand our reach and to go deeper with what we currently offer so we can help more women on their path back to work.   I put my plan...

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Reasons to Return to Work

Independence. Role Modeling. Responsibility. Additional Income. These are just a few reasons why returning to work can be good for you and your family. Let’s break this down: Independence – Our job as parents is to raise children who will be happy and productive...

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How to Get Professional Attire Just Right

For women, professional dress is often a topic that causes a lot of confusion.   For our Back to Business Women's Conference, we always suggest that attendees dress as if you were going to an interview – use it as a practice run so that when you get that interview you...

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How Do I Get Started?

How do I get started?   I get this question a lot from women who want to go back to work. Some of them are unsure of how to get started because they’re planning to return to a career that’s different from the one they left. Some just don’t know yet what kind of work...

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