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First Day on the Job Reminders

June 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments

Tweet Two young neighbors were busy this weekend getting organized for their first full-time jobs.  They are among the lucky ones who landed jobs prior to graduation.  Reportedly, only 25% of ’09 graduates begin jobs in June.  For most, the job search continues. For those starting jobs soon, I want to call your attention to excellent posts by two student bloggers.  Michigan State University […]

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Dress For Success

May 25th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Tweet   I have been a long-time advocate of a casual work environment, but dress standards sometimes become too loose, especially in Summer.  As a CEO once responded when I recommended that the company should extend casual days to the entire week, not just Fridays:  “Unfortunately, some employees don’t know the difference between business casual and […]

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Tags: Day in the Life · First Day on the Job · Job Search

Resume and Interview Tips from Pros With Commentary from a Young Professional

May 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Tweet  Leah Bassettt Your first day at a new job has arrived – a swiveling chair, an empty desk, a new email address and a feeling that you’ve started the climb up the corporate ladder begin to circle around your brain like Chicago’s blustering wind. A few days into your new job and you might […]

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Overcoming Slow, Uncertain First Days

April 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

TweetQ.  This was my first day working as a full time PR person in a financial services firm. It’s tough, things are slow. I am the only PR person in the firm and it has also been hard to begin a dialogue about what our needs are, and how we will pursue them. How can […]

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Finding Your Groove After That Typically Tough First Week On The Job

March 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Tweet William Berger Before I was hired by Houlihan Smith & Company, a specialized investment banking firm serving small- and mid-cap companies from San Francisco to South Africa, I was just another December ’08 Columbia College Chicago graduate in the worst job market in recent memory. My first two weeks on the job drew from many skills […]

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