Category:Networking Advice

What Do I Do When Entry-Level Jobs Seem Out of Reach?

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Matthew from Barry University asked: “My internship fell through. I’m about to graduate with my 3rd degree and have zero real-world experience.  Every website claims they offer positions that are entry-level but their prerequisites are too demanding.  I don’t even get callbacks for volunteer positions.  Any suggestions?” Thanks for your question, Matthew.  It can be frustrating when you think you’ve landed a great internship, but it falls through in the end.  This can happen to anyone so use this experience as a learning tool for the future. Listed below are several things you can do to move towards landing the … / Read more »




How Can I Get Better Job Search Results?

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Kyle from Oregon State University asked: “I have a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and am seeing no results from my job search. I have been looking for almost 5 months now and have received two phone interviews after applying for dozens of jobs. I have had my resume looked over by several people who had no criticisms. My resume doesn’t help me much, I have no research/extracurricular activities, and none of my job experience is relevant to my degree/career. I have contacted multiple local companies about potential internships for experience and didn’t hear anything back. Can you shed some light … / Read more »




5 Benefits to Networking Before Graduation

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An article by contributor Claire Stewart. Tired of hearing about networking? Whether this is your first time seeing the word (in which case, get ready, because you’ve got a long way to go) or you’ve been around for a while, know that networking is more than finding a job. That’s the main goal, but it’s also about building successful people and gaining knowledge of the industry. Here are five reasons you should invest time in networking while you’re still in college. Advice Networking allows you to get advice from professionals in your chosen field. By asking questions and using the … / Read more »




How to Make Career Connections in the Medical Field

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An article by contributor Eileen O’Shanassy. Advancing in your career often requires meeting people along the way, and connections you make in the medical field can help you learn about new job opportunities. Building connections with others in the area ensures you’re able learn about new openings and you’re more likely to land a job if you have a referral. Here are a few ways to make more career connections in the medical field. Charity Events It’s common for medical organizations to hold charity events. By attending these, you can meet others in the field and potentially make career connections. … / Read more »




How can I get started with a career in Human Services?

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Kim from Wilmington University asked: “I have a Masters degree in Human Services, but can’t seem to find a job in my field. What can I do to get started?”  Dear Kim, Thank you for writing to us and congratulations on your Master’s degree! The job search can be daunting and I’m happy to discuss action steps to help you find a position in your field. Reflection Before we discuss the search, reflection is an important first step so we know where we are going. Since Human Services offers a variety of career options, ranging from counselor, social worker, case … / Read more »