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Professional Fridays: Using LinkedIn to Get the Job You Want

Years after it started, I am amazed at how many of my friends don’t use LinkedIn, despite it having more than 120 million members in 200 countries.  LinkedIn is the number one professional networking site on the web, and not using it can seriously hinder your job hunting prospects.  One of the best uses for […]

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Professional Fridays: Staying in Touch with Your Network

In the professional world, time is tight, and business coffees, lunches, and after-work drinks can often seem a daunting task as you try to stay connected to all the people you meet at networking events, business meetings, and happy hours.  Perhaps you’ve even finished a summer internship, but know you won’t be looking for a […]

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Professional Fridays: My First Informational Interview

Recently a friend told me about something I’d never heard of before: the informational interview. An informational interview is a job hunting strategy where you meet casually — yet professionally – with prospective employers and learn about job opportunities.   It’s a way to earn face time with employers and possibly learn “inside” knowledge about upcoming […]

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Professional Friday: How to Find a Job in Reproductive Health

I have been lucky enough to have never had a real job. Yes I spent many a summer among six year olds, but I have never worked for a for-profit company, never stood behind a counter, never taken someone’s order.   Over the past five years I have been even luckier to almost exclusively work for […]

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