No matter where you are on your career journey, it is important to have an elevator pitch prepared so that when someone you meet says “tell me about yourself” or asks, “what is it that you do?” you can respond with a well thought out answer. This short video explains what an elevator pitch is and shows an example.
Modern communications – often via text or other phone messaging – can be very informal, ignoring conventional spelling, grammar, punctuation and letter writing standards. If you’re looking for a job, don’t let the ease of sending a quick note result in letting your standards drop. Your reputation starts with your first communication.... Read more about Minding your p’s and q’s (April 2018)
Many people set a goal to update their resume in the new year. This is a great idea – it’s always good to have an up-to-date resume, but it can also feel challenging, especially if yours is out of date! Here are tips from experienced Harvard recruiters as well as additional resources and classes (plus this article on 103 thing not to do on a resume – don't miss #103!).... Read more about Resume resolutions! (Jan. 2018)