Often, when job seekers try to sell themselves to potential employers, they load their résumés with vague claims that are transparent to hiring managers, according…
Amy McDonnell, CareerBuilder writer
There are a lot of things you may not actually need this year. But when it comes to your recruitment plans, you’d be remiss to leave job postings out of the mix. Job postings aren’t just a reliable staple for finding candidates – they’re an essential and growing part of the job search for people actively or passively looking for a new job right this minute.
They say hindsight is 20/2o. And that’s never more true when it comes to your career. “If only I wish I knew then what I know now” is a common lament among seasoned professionals. Unfortunately, humans have yet to find a way to send career advice backward through time to their younger selves. Luckily, there is a way to glimpse what may be down the line: By learning from the experience of professionals with more years in the workforce under their belts.
We asked some of today’s leading career experts what advice they wish they had been given early in their careers. Here’s what they had to say:
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The first time I attended a networking event, I had homemade business cards that pointed to a personal email address, and I had virtually no career to speak of. I barely had a college degree, and the conversations I had hinted that I didn’t have a job: “So if you hear of anything….” I’d trail off, leaving an awkward silence.
I was one of those people you probably wanted to slowly back away from at a networking event. Why? I was relying on the rest of the networking professionals to help me find a career focus, as well as a job, instead of coming to the event with a polished game plan and knowing what I wanted.
If you had been stuck talking to me that night, here are the tips present-day me would give you to get out of that awkward networking conversation: