4 Tips for Building Relationships Through Informational Interviews

Informational interviews are treasure troves of information. What you collect from these types of networking meetings—in which you build relationships with people at the organizations you want to join—can provide you with insights that can help you improve your resume, cover …

By David Solloway - Firsthand
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7 Strategies Every Recruiter Needs to Find the Best Candidates

To hire quality employees with the right skillsets requires a lot of research, background checking, and a great deal of planning.

Recruiting is the one profession that cannot produce success without the implementation of key strategies.

Before we can gain …

By Matt Shealy - Firsthand
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How to Master the Initial Networking Email [INFOGRAPHIC]

Networking is a key aspect of paving your career path, and building new connections takes time and careful planning. Learning how to write a professional, engaging networking email is the first step to successfully growing your network. Check out the …

By Vault Law Editors - Firsthand
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How to Write Professional Emails That Get the Results You Want

People get dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of emails (let’s not even talk about how many unread emails are sitting in my inbox right now) and it’s easy to miss—or just plain ignore—them on a scroll. So when you’re writing …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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7 Ways to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile [Infographic]

LinkedIn is a valuable networking tool for building new connections and nurturing relationships with established contacts. But having a successful presence on the site requires more than a bare-bones profile. Standing out from the networking crowd is all about engagement—regularly updating …

By Vault Law Editors - Firsthand
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How to Create a Powerful LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn has more 55 million registered companies, and some 86 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to help them find qualified candidates. This means if you’re looking to grow your career, using the networking platform is a necessity. And if you’re …

By Stacey Perry - Firsthand
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Why Having a Mentor Is Important for Career Growth

The days of getting a degree and working in one field into retirement are long gone. While there’s no clear consensus as to the number, recent reports suggest that people now change careers several times throughout their professional lives. Such a …

By Sakshi Gupta - Springboard
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Work It Daily: What To Say When Connecting On LinkedIn

Content by Don Goodman and Jenna Arcand.

While it’s not so difficult to add a connection on LinkedIn when you already know the person, approaching someone you don’t know, like a hiring manager, recruiter, the head of the department you …

By Ashley Nance
Ashley Nance Professional Development Manager
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