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"Beat the Bots"

Beat the Bot and Get to the Hiring Manager

July 23, 2018

How to ensure your résumé gets past an ATS When you’ve put time and energy into perfecting your résumé, you want to make sure it’s being seen by the right people. With technology playing a bigger role in recruitment, it’s essential that you consider the role of an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)... read more

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Tips for the New Graduate – and Job Seeker

June 7, 2018

Congrats, You've Graduated – Now It's Time to Find a Job Graduation 2018 is just around the corner for many college students and searching for and finding a job is top of mind. While the economy – and job opportunities – are much better than they were in the midst of the “Great Recession” ten years... read more

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What I Learned From Rugby

April 24, 2018

I was never much for team sports. Volleyball, softball, basketball, and competitive swimming all courted me, and one by one they had their hearts broken. By the time I came to Thunderbird, I had long given up on the idea that I would be part of a team sport—until one day at the start of the school year when a friend of mine casually dropped the news that the women’s rugby team was being more

Reference Checking Myths

Reference Check Myths That Can Cost You The Job

March 26, 2018

Despite the job seeker’s need for good references, many candidates take little time or effort to ensure that their references are portraying them in the best possible light. Oftentimes, this oversight occurs because of incorrect assumptions about how references (and reference checking) more

New Job

You’ve Got One Chance to Make a Good First Day Impression

March 23, 2018

Millennials are known as job hoppers, and rightfully so. A recent Gallup poll revealed that 60 percent of Millennials are open to new job opportunities, and another report showed that on average, Millennials will change jobs four times by age more

5 Simple LinkedIn Hacks to Optimize Your Job Search

November 22, 2017

Did you know 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to fill up a job position? If you’re looking for a job in 2017, having a great profile on LinkedIn is crucial. Moreover, once you get hired, having a strong presence on LinkedIn will help you connect with other professionals and enhance your career. So... read more

Party Your Way to a New Job!

November 1, 2017

‘Tis the season of holiday parties! Brush up on your networking skills and party your way into a new more

MBA Alternatives – Which Graduate Degree is Best for You?

October 25, 2017

The Economist caused quite a stir last year when it pronounced “MBAs are no longer prized by employers.” But that article wasn’t alone. Fortune has also reported that employers’ demand for MBAs just isn’t what it was. More employers are now more eager for candidates with a specialized business... read more

Career Management Center's Alumni Weekend

September 26, 2017

Our first CMC Career Weekend was a huge success, thanks in large part to the engagement of our alumni. This year the CMC launched the inaugural Thunderbird Career Weekend. This two-day event is a hands-on, student experiential preparation program designed to prepare T-bird students to meet... read more

How To Dream Up Your Dream Job

September 12, 2017

Even early to mid-career professionals often aren’t sure what they really want to do. Behavioral assessments, value exploration, and dreaming big can get the ball rolling. To really understand what is most important, career and executive coach Tad Mayer shared with me a simplified version of the... read more