Guides & How-Tos

7 Tips for Writing a Cover Letter with No Experience

Applying for a job when you have no, or limited, experience is daunting. Here we look at a crucial part of your application—the cover letter. It's an excellent tool for showing your suitability for the role and the organization, even …

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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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How to negotiate your starting salary without losing a job offer

Navigating the early stages of a new job offer can feel like walking a tightrope, balancing between excitement and the drive to secure the best possible terms for yourself. But negotiating your starting salary is more than just a financial …

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Decoding Success: 5 Habits That Define Your Professional Journey

Did you know that a staggering 50% of job terminations are attributed to poor habits in the workplace? Picture this: you’re diligently working away, but unbeknownst to you, your seemingly harmless habits are quietly chiseling away at your job security …

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How To Include Volunteer Work on Your Resume

How To Include Volunteer Work on Your Resume

Unpaid volunteering roles can reveal much about a graduate’s character.

While the barriers to entry for volunteering roles are lower, the fact that you are giving up your precious time for a …

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Tips from 21 experts about how to network in their industries

If you’ve read even a few articles or books about how to search for a new job, you’ve undoubtedly read how important it is to network. Unfortunately, many of these articles fail to define just what that means or provide …

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Featured Resources

See below for helpful guides, tips, blogs, and more. Click “View More Resources” to find resources specific to your industry, major, or program.

The Isenberg Guide to Networking & LinkedIn

What is Networking?

Networking is about building and sustaining mutually beneficial relationships, and connecting with people who are willing and …

Intern Etiquette: How to Impress at the Workplace
The Isenberg Resume: A How-To Guide for Undergraduate Students

Step 1: Start with Headings, Contact Info, and Education
Heading and Contact Information 
Education 
Step 2: Craft Your Experience Section

8 Ways to Prepare for Career Fair Success
The Isenberg Resume Guide for MS and Specialized Master’s Students

Step 1: Start with Headings, Contact Info, and Education
Heading and Contact Information 
Education 
Step 2: Craft Your Experience Section

19 Email Etiquette Rules to Know

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Real-World Work Experience

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Mastering Common Interview Questions

Taught by Valerie Sutton
Preparing for an interview can be daunting. Learn how to master the top 10 most common interview questions you’ll encounter…

Strategies for Your First 90 Days in a New Job

Taught by Madeline Mann
OK, you did it. You got the job. You’re ecstatic, and you should be, but then reality sets in. Now…

Resume Makeover

Taught by Jenny Foss
A resume is a key tool in your job search, so how can you really make it shine? In this…

Working with Difficult People

Taught by Emily Anhalt
In every workplace, you’re likely to encounter colleagues who are more difficult to work with than others. But before you…

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Taught by Dr. Gemma Leigh Roberts
All professionals are trying to get better at what they do. No matter where you work, or what your role,…

Work-Life Blend: The New Work-Life Balance

Taught by Dr. Gemma Leigh Roberts
Have you been looking for a more effective way to juggle your work and your personal life? As the demands…

Managing Stress and Building Resilience While Job Hunting

Taught by Careercake
You’ve perfected your resume, refined your cover letter, and mined your professional network for opportunities—but the job offers still aren’t…

How to Confidently Negotiate Your Salary

Taught by American Negotiation Institute
Learn how to confidently negotiate your salary and ask for what you are worth. In this course, adapted from the…

Marketing on LinkedIn

Taught by Michaela Alexis
LinkedIn provides a massive opportunity for you to get your profile, organization, and work history in front of the people…

Pep Talk Before You Attend a Networking Event

Taught by Dana Robinson
For most people, networking doesn’t come naturally, but that doesn’t mean you need to stress about it. As you keep…

30-Minute Resume Refresh

Taught by Sho Dewan
Your resume should evolve as you do in your career. Learn how to quickly revamp the look and content of…

Active Listening: The Secret to Effective Communication

Taught by Knowable
When she worked as a Senior User Research Manager at top tech companies like LinkedIn and Twitter, active listening was…

Working with Recruiters

Taught by Barbara Bruno
No matter how big your network is, a recruiter’s network is bigger. A recruiter can be a great resource to…

Transitioning Out of Your Job

Taught by Dr. Chaz Austin
Is it time to move on from your company or current position? Learn how to quit your job with grace…

Building a Better Relationship with Your Boss

Taught by Scott Mautz
Your relationship with your boss directly and dramatically impacts your physical and mental health and well-being, like no other workplace…

Accessing the Hidden Job Market

Taught by Careercake
If you’re just perusing job boards, then you’re only scratching the surface of open roles. A significant amount of positions…

Finding a Job

Taught by Jolie Miller
Ready to find your next job? Learn how to prepare yourself for today’s job market and land a gig that…

Writing with Flair: How to Become an Exceptional Writer

Taught by Shani Raja
Have you ever pored over a beautifully-written article and wished you could write with the same kind of flair? If…

Writing a Resume

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

How to Get (and Stay) On Top of Your Inbox

Taught by Madecraft
When it comes to your inbox, it’s easy to start the day feeling overwhelmed. So many emails, so many contacts—you…

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