Class of 2020 Tips to #GetHired from Guestpert Fran Berrick

Our latest Guestpert Advice comes from Emerson alumna, Fran Berrick ’85.Fran is the founder and head coach of Spearmint Coaching. There is a new tone and tenor in my conversations with soon-to-be grads. With formal graduation ceremonies postponed indefinitely and all of us working virtually, many have an understandable sense of fear combined with a …

Talking (Yes, IRL): Still the Most Effective Way to Get Results

Our latest Guestpert Advice comes from Emerson alumna, Fran Berrick ’85.Fran is the founder and head coach of Spearmint Coaching. A client of mine recently misread signals from a high-value contact and turned down an offer to meet in person at the contact’s office and scheduled a phone conversation instead. By doing so she missed …

Jumpstart Your Career with Apprentice

Apprentice is a platform that matches entrepreneurs, looking for an executive assistant, with college students, looking to jump-start their careers. As an Apprentice, college students will not only earn $1,000 per month but also gain incredibly valuable real-world experience. Apprentices will learn from and work with the top 5% of entrepreneurs in the world. Apprentices …

Roadmap to Job Search Success with LinkedIn (Guest Blog)

LinkedIn helps job-seekers navigate successful paths to their dream jobs through exploration tools and mentorship. Explore All Your Possibilities A big challenge facing job seekers is knowing what types of jobs to search for — or even which ones exist. Enter LinkedIn’s new career exploration pages. Browse different careers within job functions (e.g. accounting jobs …

Interview Like a Consultant (Guest Blog)

If you want to improve your success ratio-and ironically, ultimately interview less – the most important thing you can do is to shift your mindset from “candidate” to “consultant.” A consultant is there to listen, advise, and demonstrate value. When taking a meeting, a consultant must assume they already have the job and the skills …

Don’t Go it Alone: Build Your Board of Directors (Guest Blog)

The college to career process is a daunting one but you can pre-game it (and lay the foundation for future professional success-) by learning how to work the key relationships you have and identifying the knowledgeable professionals you would like to know. Getting a job isn’t easy if you are doing it alone and online: …

Broaden Your Reach on LinkedIn (Guest Blog)

Social media is the quickest, easiest way to communicate with large audiences. And for professionals of every stripe—from newly minted college grads to the big shots in the C-suite—LinkedIn is the place to be. But because it offers the biggest audience, it’s important to put your best foot forward in your LinkedIn profile. Follow these …