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It’s Sometimes About That Little Extra—Advice for Future Interns

(4 min read) By Najeen Riazi I have always considered myself to be lucky. But last year was particularly fortuitous. I was entrusted with one of IBM’s greatest resources—a new generation of talent: the IBM interns. Having been an intern myself at different points in my career, I wanted to save our blossoming talent from […]

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Tips to Rock That Job Interview!

(2 min read) Score! You just got the call you’ve been waiting for. You are invited to a job interview! You’re one step closer to your dream job and the reality sets in—you have an important interview to prepare for! They may be interviewing several people for the role so you have to be ready […]

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Make Your Resume Stand Out from the Pile

(2 min read) Looking for a new opportunity? Then you’ll be asking yourself that age-old question: “How can I make sure my resume is on the top of that pile?” Well, ask yourself no more! We asked IBMers to share their best advice on how you can make your resume stand out and land a […]

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5 Ways to Create Great Content To Grow Your Personal Brand

(2 min read) By Bridget King I recently presented at the Future Workforce Conference in Toronto on the power of social media to build your digital brand as an HR professional. Although developed for recruiters, anyone can benefit from these strategies as the future of work will require you to significantly invest in your digital […]

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How to Find a Job You Are Passionate About

A job is mostly described as an activity we do to support our lives. Many people go to work out of necessity. But what if going to work is the activity you choose to do day in and day out, because you love it? What if you handle important issues at your job, and feel […]

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Attract Recruiters’ Attention with these Resume Writing Tips

By Kari Coffey (5 min read) In most big corporations, recruiters support multiple openings, each requiring a unique skillset, and with an influx of applicants for each position we support, it’s refreshing to come across a well-presented, professional resume. On average, recruiters spend about six seconds reviewing a resume before making a decision to: a) […]

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Best Practices to Help Maximize Your Strengths during Interviews

 By Adam G. Staton There is a constellation of schools of thought about excelling in your interview. No two interviews are the same. However, here are some practices to alleviate the unknowns and allow you to play to your strengths. Do Your Homework Research the team ahead of time. Focus on the specific group and […]

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Eight Common Résumé-Writing Mistakes That Keep You From Getting Your Dream Job

Much has been written about writing a good résumé.  Unfortunately, anyone who has a résumé seems to fashion themselves an expert at résumé writing. In this article on our #RecruiterSeries, Steve Choquette will share common résumé mistakes he’s seen, along with tips to avoid them and get the job you want. Steve is one of […]

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Get Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

(3 min read) I recently took part in a panel event organized by STEMWomen UK and was asked about my view of Ginni Rometty’s quote that “Growth and Comfort never co-exist”. As Ginni said, “If you’re going to grow as a person you’ve got to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” I spoke about how I’ve […]

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Want to Change Career Paths? Here’s How to Make a Pivot

Many of us start at our first job out of college thinking it will set us up for the rest of our career. And stepping off that path seems like a huge risk. When you’re on a straight and narrow career path, it’s easy to panic if you want to make a change. The good […]

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Ten Questions You Should Ask in a Job Interview

By: Steve Choquette (6 min read) “Do you have any question for me?” Ah, the dreaded question of a hiring manager just before they end the interview. Whether you are a searching for your first job, or are an experienced professional looking for that next career step, it is good to learn more about role […]

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