Today we share our choice recommended reading for strong career development.
How to impress recruiters at an MBA job fair
(Bloomberg Businessweek) — MBA students who want to get the most out of their first career fair should make sure they’re ready to answer career questions from recruiters and be ready to make their personal pitch, Roxanne Hori writes. The pitch should outline your skills, but don’t “share too many details or get bogged down in technical terminology, as they will tune out,” she writes.
How to make a good impression during a digital interview
(U.S. News & World Report) — When doing a digital interview, be mindful of what is appearing in the background and make sure you have a reliable connection, Lindsay Olson writes. “Just because you’re sitting at home for your interview doesn’t give you the excuse to dress down. You’re still trying to impress a potential employer, so go the whole nine yards, just like you would if you were driving to the interview,” she writes.
How to keep a step ahead of your career competition
(TheDailyMuse.com) — Companies are looking for “entrepreneurial-minded” workers who understand they must constantly adapt in order to keep up with changes in their field, Dan Schawbel writes. “You can best position yourself for these changes by understanding your core strengths and gaining skills that can be used across various business functions and roles. Being able to roll with the punches will be key to your long-term success,” he writes.
How to build up an anemic LinkedIn network
(Entrepreneur online) — Grab attention with a “clear and compelling” headline and make sure you provide a thorough work history to build a more powerful LinkedIn network, Lewis Howes writes. He also suggests never sending generic invitations, but personalizing them “and asking how you can help the person, or whom you can introduce them to.”
What helpful career articles have you read lately?
Adapted from SmartBrief