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Category: Job Search

Resumes Revealed: The Real Reasons Why Recruiters Don’t Call You Back and What To Do About It

Have you ever submitted a resume online only to have it disappear into the employer’s internet black hole? Just like the old expression “beauty is in the eye of...
Apr 22, 2016

How to Write Emails and Job Apps Like a Total Pro

Writing skills are a critical part of a career in any industry. When we learn to compose emails with impact, they can lead to new relationships and change our...
Apr 1, 2016

4 Things to Do (and 3 Things Not to Do) When You Have An Offer and Are Awaiting Another

Congratulations, you’ve just received a job offer! Your hard work has paid off; the job is interesting and you liked the people you would be working with.  However, there’s a catch.  You were much more excited about another job you interviewed for, but you haven’t received that offer yet.  What should you do? Receiving a job […]

Audiences, Established Professionals, In Transition, Interviewing, Job Search, Negotiating, New Grads, Rising Professionals, Topics

How to Network With Alumni

Networking is a key step in a successful job search. Conversations with other people can help you learn more about an occupation or organization and explore different career paths. However, many people find networking to be difficult. They share that they: Don’t know what to say Feel intimidated Don’t want to bother anyone Are introverted […]

Audiences, Established Professionals, In Transition, Job Search, Networking, New Grads, Retirement, Rising Professionals, Topics

5 Steps to Help Focus Your Job Search

Job searches today need to be focused. Employers expect candidates to know what they are looking for and to demonstrate how they would add value to the organization. Wherever you are in your career, and whether you are considering a specific path or multiple paths, here are five steps you can take to help focus […]

Job Search, Job Search Materials, Topics

How Alumni Career Engagement Can Help

Some of you have asked us what Alumni Career Engagement has to offer.  We’re happy to share information with you about the services and resources we provide, and how we can help. We serve alumni of all UVA schools, at all stages of their careers.  We can help with: Job search Career transition Resume and […]

Audiences, Career Planning, Education & Learning, Established Professionals, In Transition, Job Search, New Grads, Retirement, Rising Professionals, Topics

Winning the War for Talent: Thriving in a Competitive Employment Market

Talent management professional Mike Thompson provides an inside look at what many employers call the “war for talent,” both from employer and employee perspectives. During his presentation, Mike will:...
Feb 19, 2016

Act Your Way to Career Success: Strategies for Effective Communication

Too often we go from meeting to meeting, phone call to phone call, without stopping to think strategically about what we want from that interaction and how we’re going...
Jan 8, 2016

How Star Performers Leverage Performance Reviews

What’s the best way to prepare for my performance review? How can I explain everything I’ve done all year in just an hour? My boss doesn’t really know what...
Nov 20, 2015

How to Create a Standout LinkedIn Profile that Gets Results

LinkedIn currently has 380 million users, and that number is growing by 2 new users per second. LinkedIn is being used in 200 countries worldwide and in 20 languages. In...
Oct 23, 2015