Professional Advice

How to Answer “What Are Your Career Aspirations?” in an Interview

When you’re in a job interview, a question like “What are your career aspirations?” could catch you off guard. You likely prepared to answer common interview questions about your past experiences and whether you have the skills needed for the …
By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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6 Options for International Students Who Didn’t Win the H-1B Lottery

Another H-1B lottery season has come to an end. This year, the number of applications far exceeded the 85,000 allotted H-1Bs, the visas international students typically need to work in the U.S. after graduation. This means that, yet again, numerous …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Marketing Associations to Join

Joining a trade association allows you to tap into the collective knowledge of a group of professionals in your industry. It’s especially useful for students who are entering the workforce after graduation. The associations allow its members to attend workshops …
By Pam Mathison
Pam Mathison Career Coach Pam Mathison
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Sales Associations & Networking Groups for MedTech Professionals

MedTech salespeople are understandably so focused on their day-to-day sales activities and quotas that they often miss opportunities to improve their knowledge, skills, and networking opportunities. The most proactive MedTech sales professionals tend not to wait until they are seeking …
By Pam Mathison
Pam Mathison Career Coach Pam Mathison
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The Idealist Guide to Working (and Living) with Chronic Illness and Disability

There are myriad stories on the internet about different health experiences—be it chronic illness, disability, mental health struggles, or some combination of the three. But from the perspective of a person who wants to have an impactful career, there is …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Lessons from a First-Generation College Student

By Johnnie Pope
Intern Program Manager, Discovery, Inc.

Life has a funny way of bringing things full circle. I am sitting here, writing this article, just a few days after receiving my MBA in Human Resource Management. While I am …

By Pam Mathison
Pam Mathison Career Coach Pam Mathison
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Transferrable Veteran Skills and Why it’s Important to ‘Show Up’

Le Nette Rutledge retired from the United States Navy after 10 years of service. During that time, the fields in which she focused included leadership development, facilitation/instructional design, career counseling (specifically recruiting) and anti-submarine warfare.

She is now head of …

By Noelle Menard
Noelle Menard Career Center Coordinator Noelle Menard
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The Civilian Uniform: How to Dress for ‘Business Casual’

“Business casual” is a phrase that is used quite liberally throughout the country right now. The trend began during the last decade when corporate America came to a collective understanding that employees don’t necessarily work better when they are dressed …

By Noelle Menard
Noelle Menard Career Center Coordinator Noelle Menard
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Guide for Job Seekers & Workers with a Disability

Because of the undeserved stigma attached to disabled workers, individuals with disabilities often face incredible odds when searching for employment. This is a sad truth, but one that can be overcome if you know your rights.

This guide was created …

By Noelle Menard
Noelle Menard Career Center Coordinator Noelle Menard
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How to Write a Cover Letter Like Hemingway

The first episode of the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary Hemingway reveals where Ernest Hemingway’s famous writing style originated. Before the Nobel Prize-Winner wrote short stories and novels, he worked as a Kansas City Star reporter. The Star introduced …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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