Career Coaching Testimonials

“I really appreciate the individual attention I received during the appointment, it was a very comfortable conversation, and I gained valuable information and advice during it. Even over video chat, it was a very personal experience. This meeting really eased …

By María Torre
María Torre Alumni Career Services Assistant
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How to Make an ATS-Compatible Resume

The search for a job can seem like a full-time position itself. With research, networking, and endless job applications, the process can be extensive and sometimes overwhelming. Even after all of the hard work, you still receive little to no …

By Vault Careers - Firsthand
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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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3 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

All interview questions are not created equally. Some only require you to provide basic information, while others require long answers and can be very hard to navigate. Below you’ll find three questions that fall into the latter category, along with specific tactics …

By Matt Casadona - Firsthand
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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Can Specializing Too Early Hurt Your Career?

The sure way to career success is to settle on an area of specialization as soon you can and then engage in that specialization as often as you can, putting in your 10,000 hours, until you become an expert in …

By Derek Loosvelt - Firsthand
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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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10 Tips for Finding a Mentor—and Making the Relationship Count

When Kelly Jackson was a 24-year-old public relations manager at the Philadelphia-based marketing firm Allen & Gerritsen (A&G), she asked three top executives at the firm to be her mentors—to answer her questions, offer advice, and help her navigate the …

By Lisa Rabasca Roepe - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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10 Entry-Level Jobs That Actually Pay—Plus Tips on How to Get Them

The phrase “entry-level” has, in many ways, become synonymous with low pay. But the truth is, “It is not the term ‘entry-level’ that determines salary,” says Linda J. Hollenback, MSEd, a college and career strategist, founder of Hollenback Consulting, and …

By Deanna deBara - The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Building a “Personal Board of Directors” Can Transform Your Career—Here’s How to Do It

When Suzy Nicoletti, a successful account manager, was passed over for a promotion, it didn’t make sense to her. “It didn’t fit with the stories I was telling myself,” she says.

Nicoletti sought input from a former colleague, someone more …

By Aliza Knox - The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Why You Should Show Off Your Awards on Your Resume (and the Right Way to Do It)

When you’re writing your resume, it’s all about standing out from the pack. Sure, you have the experience and skills you need for the job, but so do many other applicants. How do you really hammer home that you’re the …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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10 Behavioral Interviewing Tips for Success During OCI and Callbacks

An ever-increasing number of firms are utilizing behavioral interview assessments to identify the best candidates, while simultaneously reducing implicit bias, during on-campus and callback interviews. At its core, behavioral interviewing is a technique in which interviewers ask candidates to give …

By Shearman & Sterling - Firsthand
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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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How to Feel More Confident in Interviews

When you land an interview, you often feel instant joy. Unfortunately, this joy can soon be replaced by anxiety—and that can wreak havoc on your confidence. The good news is there are several distinct ways to fight this anxiety, boosting your …

By Julia Adams - Firsthand
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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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