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Five things you should do in your first week at a new job
Five things you should do in your first week at a new job

Starting a new job is among the most daunting experiences in our professional lives.  After all, you only get one chance at a first impression.

As well as trying to wrap your head around your new responsibilities, learn the office culture, make friends, and demonstrate exness demo trying to keep your feet on the ground and build a successful future for yourself.

It is natural to want to keep your head down and not draw attention to yourself, like a mouse among sleeping cats.  This is a mistake!  Here are five things you should do in your first week...

Recruiters hire through social media
Recruiters hire through social media

What if I told you that Facebook has been around since 2004?  That’s 13 years!  Twitter has existed since 2006.  Even seemingly newer forms of social media like Snapchat (2011) and Instagram (2010) are not new.

Most jobseekers are only just waking up to the potential of social media for their careers. 

More and more, recruiters hire through social media.  Even if they rely primarily on job boards, you can be confident they will investigate your social media for background checks.

By failing to demonstrate your employability on social media, you are doing yourself a disservice.  In this blog, I will focus on and expertise on social media.

During your day-to-day work life, you demonstrate your professional abilities.  You may write articles, speeches, or research briefings.  Perhaps you show your organizational skills by managing an event, or you demonstrate your communication skills by speaking at a conference.

You should post these activities on your social media, partnered with...

The Hiring Freeze Has Been Lifted, What’s Your Plan?
The Hiring Freeze Has Been Lifted, What’s Your Plan?

On Tuesday, April 11, the Trump Administration made a surprise announcement that could be good news for job seekers across DC.  

The federal hiring freeze will be lifted.

Instead, the administration is calling for a reform of the federal government, and a plan to reduce the overall size of the

But what does this mean for job seekers in Washington D.C.?

Cautious optimism. 

Your 5-point guide to writing an op-ed
Your 5-point guide to writing an op-ed

With the Leadership Institute’s Building Your Brand Workshop around the corner, here are some pointers to give you a head start on building your brand through op-eds.

You have something to say. But sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. How do you get your voice out there?

A good place to start...