Career and Professional Development Advice

The 50 Best Companies to Grow your Career, from LinkedIn

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Lists and rankings of companies are ubiquitous these days. From the Fortune 500 to the Inc 5000, there are published company lists for many different types of rankings.  At the CSE we really like this brand new list from LinkedIn:

By Frank Fessenden
Frank Fessenden Executive Director Frank Fessenden
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Feeling Zoom Fatigue? You’re Not Alone!

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Zoom fatigue is a topic of conversation practically everywhere. While some of us begin easing our way back into classrooms and offices, others have a way to go. And even post-pandemic, portions of the virtual world are likely here to …

By Marcia Katz
Marcia Katz Director, Career Development and Alumni Engagement Marcia Katz
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So You Want a Job in Finance? Develop Your Soft Skills!

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In the finance industry, “soft” skills are as important as “hard” skills and are highly sought by employers. Soft skills encompass a wide variety of personal attributes including integrity, creative thinking, positive attitude, grit, time management, empathy, curiosity and effective …

By Jennifer Voldins
Jennifer Voldins Associate Director, Career Strategies MSF Career Coach Jennifer Voldins
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Strategies for Managing Stress | Part 2

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From my experience as an executive coach, I have found there are those individuals whose temperament naturally allows them to manage their stress better than others. But for the majority of us, managing stress is a learned process that needs …

By Geri Brehm
Geri Brehm Senior Associate Director Career Advising and Mentoring Geri Brehm
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What’s a Phone Screen? Here’s What You Need to Know Before That “Quick Chat” With the Recruiter

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So you got an email back from a job you applied to—awesome! The person who reached out is asking to schedule a phone screen. Or perhaps they’re asking to schedule a “quick chat” or “brief phone call.” What does this …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Strategies for Managing Stress | Part 1

Pug in a blanked on a bet

From my experience as an executive coach, I have found there are those individuals whose temperament naturally allows them to manage their stress better than others. But for the majority of us, managing stress is a learned process that needs …

By Geri Brehm
Geri Brehm Senior Associate Director Career Advising and Mentoring Geri Brehm
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Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile with these Expert Tips

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Would you like some simple steps for creating a great LinkedIn profile? Jeremy and Omar, The LinkedIn Guys, worked at LinkedIn and constantly research the most effective ways to be found by recruiters on LinkedIn.

Check out their new article, …

By Julie Miller
Julie Miller Director, Career Strategies Center Julie Miller
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How to Navigate Interviews as An International Candidate

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You just got a call or an email from a recruiter: you’re invited to an interview.

You’re excited but also nervous at the same time. How am I going to talk about my status as an international candidate? 

The most …

By Sonia Liang
Sonia Liang Associate Director, Career Strategies Center MSBA Career Coach Sonia Liang
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Simon Sinek ’95 to Brandeis hackers: ‘Start with Why’ by Douglas Moser

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Bestselling author, TED Talk star shares insights about entrepreneurship and innovation at 48-hour hackathon for social good

Do you have an idea that can change the world? Focus on converting the innovators and early adopters first.

That was the advice …

By Career Strategies and Engagement (CSE)
Career Strategies and Engagement (CSE) Career Strategies and Engagement (CSE)
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6 Tips for Successful Virtual Networking, Even During the Pandemic

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Successful networking can open doors to mentorship, professional development, friendship, and career growth.

Of course, things have been different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are many more of us working from home, but professional and industry events of …

By Mary Kearl - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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