The 8 Negotiation Skills You Need—Whether You’re Job Searching or Not

Let’s say you’re conducting a job search and aiming for an annual salary of $100,000, but a company you’ve interviewed with offers you $87,000. You could grudgingly accept it, walk away, or try to negotiate.

You decide to negotiate and …

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Professional Presentation | How to Build and Share Your Story

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Professional presentation—how you choose to build and share your professional story—is a major factor that can shape your career in the social-impact sector. Whether you are exploring pathways for growth at your current organization or seeking new …

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How to Develop Strong Followership Skills

If you aspire to hold a leadership role one day, you first need to learn how to be a great follower. Today, many organizations are pushing back on leadership-centric structures and instead relying on team-centered approaches—which depend on active followership …

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Here’s What You Should—and Shouldn’t—Capitalize on Your Resume

As a career coach, I’ve worked alongside recruiters and heard their complaints as they review resumes. I remember one squinting at the screen as she tried to read a resume with tiny font, and another telling me she doesn’t even …

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What to Do When Employers Are Ignoring You

You’ve spent hours writing your resume, searching job sites, and applying to different roles—only to receive rejection after rejection. And that’s if you even hear back about your application at all. After a while, this all gets pretty exhausting, and …

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When, Why, and How to Use Personal References in a Job Search

Wouldn’t it be great if you could walk into your ideal company, tell them about yourself, and score your dream job right on the spot? Unfortunately, a job search takes a bit more effort than that, and employers want to …

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Workshop: What to Expect at the Career Fair

If you are planning to attend the Virtual GW STEM + Health Career Connection Fair (9/30), come to this workshop to learn about resources and tips that will increase your success.

Thursday, September 23rd at 2:00 PM, Virtual via Zoom

RSVP …

By Amber Samuels
Amber Samuels Career Services Fellow
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Questions to Ask About COVID-19 in Your Next Interview—During the Pandemic and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world in many ways—including how we think about our careers and workplaces. A lot of people began rethinking their priorities in life, and asking themselves what they want from a career. Multiple surveys have predicted …

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6 Great Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

In interviews, hiring managers and recruiters will inevitably ask, “So, do you have any questions for me?” And when they do, you better have at least a few questions prepared to ask. As for which questions you should ask, below …

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Fall 2021 Conferences – Sign up today!

Grace Hopper —    Sept 27-1st  —  VIRTUAL
SWE — October 21-23rd  — In person
Indianapolis
SHPE –November 10th-14th– In person
Orlando
By Amber Samuels
Amber Samuels Career Services Fellow
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