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  Becoming a Valuable Team Player in the Office
by Brad Karsh - Dec, 2013
Unless you have been living under a rock in the last few weeks, you know that sports have been all the rage. The Chicago Blackhawks clenched the Stanley Cup, NBA finals are heating up the courts, the World Cup is in full swing, and baseball fans across the country are rooting for their home teams. All of this talk of sports has made the JobBound team think about what makes a good team in the workplace. The answer is synonymous...
 
  Finding the Good in Your Summer Job
by Brad Karsh - Dec, 2013
Let’s face it, the job outlook for teens and college students wasn’t pretty for summer 2010. The unemployment rate for teens reached a record 26%, leaving many students taking whatever position they could get to make money. Now that summer is coming to a close, you may be wondering how you will translate your less than desirable experiences on a resume or at an interview in a way that will impress employers. We have fi...
 
  Mastering the Behavioral Interview Question
by Brad Karsh - Dec, 2013
The Class of 2010 has commenced, and there are hundreds of thousands eager, ambitious, hard working graduates hitting the pavement looking for a job. Everyone has great experiences that would make them outstanding for certain positions. Employers value these experiences - but more so, they value the ability to talk about these experiences. Hence, the behavioral interview question! Yes, these probing questions are awkward and s...
 
  4 Steps to Landing a Job this Holiday Season
by Brad Karsh - Dec, 2013
Midterms are over and before you know it you'll be headed home for Thanksgiving Break. It's just starting to get cold, summer is a long way off right? Wrong. While getting a job or internship for next summer may be the last thing on your mind right now, it shouldn't be. The truth is, what separates successful job hunting students from the unsuccessful is what they do right now, before the holidays. As a former recruiting...
 
  How to Command the Room
by Brad Karsh - Oct, 2010
In our business, speech is spontaneous. We don’t have the benefit of memorized presentations or teleprompters. Sadly, we’ve all experienced a meltdown or two. I’m sure there are a few of you who wish you would have said something a bit differently in the presentation. Maybe you wish you had the ability to press rewind in the interview, or you even wish you were more persuasive when you were talking with your boss. The...
 
  When Interns Are in the House
by Brad Karsh - Oct, 2010
Flowers are in full bloom, season finales are dominating the airwaves, and the end of the school year is upon us. That can mean only one thing – it’s intern season! For some of us, that’s ten weeks of delivered coffee, spotless files, and collated copies. Joking aside, interns can be an incredibly valuable resource on a number of fronts. They can provide fresh ideas and perspective, they can deliver solid work output a...
 
  10 Tips to Combat Nerves for Your Next Presentation
by Brad Karsh - Oct, 2010
You have been practicing the big presentation for weeks now, and it is finally show time. You are well rehearsed, polished, ready for questions, and confident. Just as you stand up, a wave of nervousness comes over you. Suddenly your hands are sweating, you look flushed, you can't keep your train of thought, and you are certain everyone is judging you. Sound familiar? Like it or not, we all have nervous tendencies as it...
 
  Making Time For Success
by Brad Karsh - Oct, 2010
Somehow, seasons seem to fly by before we know it. Memorial Day arrives and in the blink of an eye it is Labor Day. The leaves change one day and what feels like a week later, there will be snow on the ground. This leaves us with the question: where does the time go? Time flies by, so it is important to maximize every second of every day. Here are a few tips to ensure effective and efficient time management: 1....
 
  Recruiting in a Down Economy
by Brad Karsh - Oct, 2010
You’re in charge of Talent Acquisition at a company that is no longer acquiring talent. This of course is not by choice, but by necessity. And while the scenario may sound bleak at first glance, there are certainly ways to take advantage of this time and make the most of the economic downturn. 1. Build up bench strength. There is a lot of really great talent out there looking for work. Use this time to make co...
 
  How a Vacation Could Save Your Job—and Your Life
by Brad Karsh - Jul, 2010
Question: Is it even worth taking a summer vacation? Conceptually, vacation is a great idea. In fact, that idea keeps many of us going. Work can be tough and even unbearable, but there’s nothing better than the notion of enjoying an entire week with nothing to do except relax on the beach--and getting paid to do it! Yet it rarely plays out that way. A much more likely scenario is one of frantic preparations and a virtu...
 
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