Data Analytics Career Transition 201: How to write a killer resume and ace the interview

Posted by Guest Contributor

10:00 AM

Craft a resume that will land you an interview in the world of big data, business intelligence and analytics. [TWEET]

By Piyanka Jain

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Topics: New to the Workforce, Changing Careers

I Had A Bad Day

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

It all went so wrong, so very, very wrong - right from the start. 

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You left your notepad with your hand-written questions at home; your CEO pulled you into a last-second meeting that made you a half-hour late to the interview; and you finished it off by saying "I think my background and experience make me uniquely suited to making a big contribution here at Avis," which was a good point, except you were interviewing at Hertz. 

Whew. 

You had a bad day in the job hunt. A really bad one. You feel embarrassed, and you're starting to wonder if anybody is ever going to be foolish enough to hire you.

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Which office personality are you?

Posted by Herrine Ro

10:52 AM

Are you the alpha dog or the bushy-tailed bambi? Find out your office persona with this quiz. [TWEET]

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Topics: Workplace

Using Data to Run Successful Marketing Campaigns

Posted by Guest Contributor

05:30 PM

Learn how to use data to develop a successful marketing strategy with these tips. [TWEET]

By Francesca Krihely

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Marketers are constantly plagued by an inability to truly understand their customers’ wants and needs. Why? Because exact insight into clients' purchasing habits is hard to come by, even with the abudance of software tools at our disposal.

In order to run a successful marketing campaign, it’s imperative you send your customers the right messages in ways that are easily translatable to them. Nowadays, messaging can be tested for quality at a much higher rate, thanks to marketing automation and the ability to deliver multivariable testing on a much more regular basis.The information we are able to distill from statistical insights tell Marketers who a customer is, what they think about and most importantly, what they want.

Topics: Professional Development

I Wasn’t Ignoring You, I Was Bored

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

After a long weekend, a short bit of advice on email I picked up on Twitter this Spring:

 

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5 Apps That Will Fully Prepare You For A Job Interview

Posted by Herrine Ro

04:04 PM

Outshine competition with these interview preparation hacks. [TWEET]

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Interviewing is a skill; it requires thorough preparation and practice. The amount of time you allocate for getting ready can make all the difference between landing a job and going back to the drawing board.

However, the key to success is not dependent on doing more. It’s doing less. That is, to use your time efficiently in the most productive way possible. These five time-saving apps will help thoroughly prepare you for a job interview:

Topics: Interview

6 Amazing Tools to Create Perfect Digital Resumes and Portfolios

Posted by Guest Contributor

12:00 PM

Create game-changing job application documents with these 6 digital profile tools. [TWEET]

By Robert Morris

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With so much competition for job placement these days, the need to stand out has never been more prevalent. A resume and cover letter simply aren’t enough. Fortunately for the job seeker, the hunt for a good career can be simplified with the abundance of digital resume and portfolio platforms at our disposal.

Topics: Job Application, Resume

3-Step Job Interview Preparation: What to Do Before, During & After an Interview

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12:00 PM

Blow your next interview out of the water with these simple tips. [TWEET]

By Katherine Brunt

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I cannot stress the importance of interview preparation! You only get one chance to prove to a potential employer why you’re the right candidate for the job. It’s imperative you walk into each and every interview with a premeditated plan for selling yourself. Unfortunately, too many well-qualified candidates fail to spend enough time preparing for interviews and subsequently lose out on good offers.

Interview prep not your forte? Try implementing this simple 3-step job interview preparation plan to help you score your ideal career.

Topics: Interview

Make It Work! How 5 Professionals Used Their College Majors to Become Successful

Posted by Joe Amodei

10:30 AM

How does your college major affect your career? These successful professionals weigh in. [TWEET]

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Topics: TheLadders Insights, New to the Workforce, Professional Development

Knocking Down a King on 4th of July

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

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With the 4th of July coming up Saturday, it's a good time to reconsider this advice from a great American: 

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.

That was Theodore Roosevelt speaking at the Sorbonne in 1910 and I run this quote every Independence Day because, well, it's awesome & it's fierce. 

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