Guides & How-Tos

This 1-Minute Change Can Make Your Resume Go from Average to Great

As a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), I can tell you that there is one significant thing that separates blah resumes from great resumes. This small but significant thing is a simple mindset shift, and it should happen before you …

By Fairygodboss - Ivy Exec
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The Number-One Rule for Cover Letters

Okay look—resumés are great. When done right, they’re clean, concise, and well organized. And if you’ve been following all the great advice out there, yours should be in pretty good shape.

Cover letters are different—they’re freewheeling, making them more difficult …

By Kaitlin McManus - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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What to Wear to a Job Interview in 2022

You’ve been scheduled for an interview, and know this is your chance to make an outstanding first impression. And a big part of your interview prep includes figuring out what to wear to a job interview. Does it have to …

By Rachel Pelta - Forage
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Top Interpersonal Skills Employers Look For

Often known as people skills, interpersonal skills are the soft skills you use to interact with others. In the workplace, these skills are essential to being an effective team player and contributing to a positive work environment.

Yet some interpersonal …

By Zoe Kaplan - Forage
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How to Give a Great Elevator Pitch (With Examples)

Though people are complex and so much more than just their jobs, in a new social situation you’re often asked, “So, what do you do?” or “What are you majoring in?” While you probably have a stock answer ready to …

By Rachel Pelta - Forage
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Big Interview

The Big Interview platform gives students the skills and preparation they need for successful interviews, including effective responses to challenging …

Big Interview Quick Start Guide
Isenberg Virtual Career Day Tips for Success

Quick and easy tips to feel your best and attend a virtual career event with confidence!

How To Navigate A Career Fair (In Person & Virtual)

A career fair, whether in-person or virtual, is an excellent event for students to make connections with recruiters and companies, …

The Isenberg Resume: A How-To Guide for Undergraduate Students
Networking/Job Search Excel Template

Use this MS Excel database template to organize your company research and networking progress.

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Using Job Data to Find Jobs

Jason Schenker
A job search can be challenging, but there are resources to improve your chances of finding a new role. Instructor…

Managing Your Job Seeker Mindset

Susan Rietano Davey
In a job search, your mindset can be your biggest asset or your most glaring liability. A negative mindset can…

Creating and Giving Business Presentations

Tatiana Kolovou
What makes a compelling presentation? A presentation that is built on strong research, tailored to your audience’s interests, and designed…

Becoming an Inspiring Mentor

Madecraft
Learning from a mentor is an invaluable professional experience. Your mentor guides you, shares perspective, and serves as an important…

Business Etiquette: Phone, Email, and Text

Suzanna Kaye
Phone, email, or text? Learn what communication method to use when. Suzanna Kaye starts with email, explaining everything from setting…

Developing Organizational Awareness

Lindsey Pollak
Organizational awareness, a key component of emotional intelligence, is a heightened level of consciousness about your organization and your role.…

Resume Makeover

Jenny Foss
If you’re looking for your dream job, you have to be prepared to act quickly. That means having an incredible,…

A Toolkit for Giving and Receiving Better Feedback

Big Think
At every stage of your career and in every professional role, feedback is tricky. Giving it in such a way…

Business Collaboration in the Modern Workplace

Phil Gold
The modern workplace is an exciting place. The digital revolution has provided new tools and ways of working that are…

Job Searching, Interviewing, and Negotiating Salary

Big Think
Whatever you trained for in college, your instructors probably left out the most important piece—how to look for and land…

Interview Master Class

Careercake
You’ve reached the final stage of the recruitment process. Now, all that stands between you and that job offer is…

Writing a Resume

Stacey Gordon
View Stacey’s LinkedIn Newsletter Finding a great job starts with writing a great resume, one that speaks to your personal…

Building Professional Relationships

Skyler Logsdon
Turning contacts into quality relationships takes effort. It’s not enough to connect on LinkedIn or to follow a person’s journey…

How to Highlight Your Job Skills

Chris Taylor
There are many skills that people possess in order to do their jobs successfully and competently. You have skills you…

Expert Tips for Answering Common Interview Questions

Linda Raynier
There are certain questions that interviewers volley at nearly all interviewees—regardless of the position or industry—in an attempt to get…

Returning to Work with a Resume Gap

Susan Rietano Davey
If you’re looking to return to work after taking a career break, even a brief one, the process can feel…

Cover Letter Tips

Jenny Foss
Cover letters offer job seekers an opportunity to explain how their education, skills, and experiences line up directly with the…

Writing a Cover Letter

Jenny Foss
Cover letters matter. When done right, they spell out clearly who you are, what you have to offer, and—most importantly—why…

Video Interview Tips

Jenny Foss
Video interviews are an important part of today’s recruiting process. Love them or hate them, they’re not going away. This…

10 Ways to Stay Motivated While Job Hunting

Careercake
The job market is competitive. The process of looking for jobs, applying for jobs, and interviewing for jobs is exhausting.…

Professional Organizations

Learn about and maybe even join a professional organization in your industry. Professional organizations sponsor conferences, publish articles and magazines, and sometimes
offer networking events relevant to your industry and special interests.