What Can I Learn from Career Services and Alumni Relations Staff?

June 27, 2017


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Firsthand Staff

This week we look at the best advice that Career Services and Alumni Relations staff give to their students. We look at what can make your résumé stand out, and at how to navigate the transition from student to full-time employee. Keep reading >

Key Factors in Successful Mentoring

June 20, 2017


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Firsthand Staff

This week we look at what makes a successful mentoring relationship work, at what you would learn after 23 failed interviews, and at What jobs pay well and provide meaning. Keep reading >

Don’t Let Insecurity Hold Back Your Career

June 13, 2017


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Firsthand Staff

This week we look at how gamifying the interview process can help you find a job that’s a better fit for you and simplify the hiring process. We look at when you should leave your job without another one and at the 3 character traits that could hold you back in your career. Keep reading >

Why Is It So Hard to Get Mentoring Right?

June 6, 2017


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Firsthand Staff

This week we look at why companies struggle to master mentoring programs, at what the benefits of tough love with mentors are, and at what relationship there is between video games and unemployment rates. Keep reading >

Make Your Career Chase You

May 30, 2017


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Firsthand Staff

This week we look at the power of female mentors in engineering, at when you should make your career chase you, and when to take a lower paying job offer. Keep reading >

Hiring Season 101

May 23, 2017


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Firsthand Staff

This week we look at how to get a job at a tech giant, how to use social media wisely, and what jobs are most popular with new grads. Keep reading >

It’s Not Who You Know. It’s Who You Get to Know.

May 16, 2017


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Firsthand Staff

This week we give tips to become well-connected, how to land a job when you have no connections, & what things new managers should do when they first get their promotions. Keep reading >

We All Need Somebody to Lean On

May 9, 2017


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Firsthand Staff

This week we look at the types of people from whom to seek career advice, how to look at a job interview like an audition, and things that new grads should know before joining a startup. Keep reading >

Fail Big, and Bounce Forward

May 2, 2017


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Firsthand Staff

This week we look at how interns got their first jobs, at how to overcome career setbacks, and at traits of successful people that require no talent to acquire. Keep reading >

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

April 25, 2017


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Firsthand Staff

This week we look at clichés to avoid on LinkedIn, what advice was crucial to startup success, and why we should choose mentees who aren’t like us. Keep reading >