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NICOLE’S STORY: THE INSPIRATION FOR CONVERSATIONS FOR GOOD

Tammy Chan, Founder and Executive Director of Conversations for Good, on the lessons drawn from her younger sister’s journey to becoming an astrophysicist. When Nicole was 15, she knew she was interested in science. However, she did not share a similar interest in school. Our family took her to space-related

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Why Feedback is an Essential Part of Job Search

Rejection — the most dreaded word in a job applicant’s dictionary. When Paul, a marketing professional between jobs, did not hear back again from his prospective employer, he knew the best he could do was move on. But without feedback, he felt stuck. He knew he was making the same

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An Effective Cover Letter: Your Best Foot Forward

You have your résumé ready and are actively job-hunting. You find out about a position that sounds perfect – it fits your background, it’s with a very reputable company, the work is exactly what you want to do. How do you land this job? Answer: By convincing the employer to

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An Effective Résumé: The First Step Towards Your Dream Job

The first thing you need when you start a job search is a résumé, which is an overview of your background and tells employers why you are the best candidate for the position they want to fill. So you can think of it as an introduction and as with all

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Mentor Profile: Dragos Bratasanu

Meet Conversations for Good Mentor Dragos Bratasanu, Ph.D. An internationally renowned scientist and social risk management expert, he is also the founder and president of Success Engineering Corporation, official provider of sustainable solutions for enhanced social and personal organization to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). With a professionally

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Motivational job search tips tailored to your learning style

At times, the job search can be a tedious, tiresome process. You sift through pages of job postings, send out resumes and cover letters, and wonder if any of it is getting you anywhere. Sometimes you just want to throw your hands up and quit — you begin to doubt

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How social media can get you a job: Strategies to get ahead

Long gone are the days of changing your name on Facebook to an obscure pseudonym (e.g., your first and middle name, your first and mother’s maiden name, your first name followed by your dog’s name) in order to deter potential employers from finding your profile. As social media becomes a

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Information Interview Questions

A collection of questions to help Career Seekers when meeting with a Career Advisor. Please describe your work. What do you like most about the work? What do you like least about your work? What activities, tasks, and challenges are part of your work? How would you describe the work

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Interview Questions for Mentors

Our first phone conversation on January 29th with a Recruiter and a chosen job seeker was a success! We have documented the amount of impact the volunteer has made in just a 30 minute conversation. Wow, you really gave me some great, practical advice that I can put into practice

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