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How to Ask for a LinkedIn Recommendation (with Samples)

Are recommendations on LinkedIn important? It’s true that the final hiring decision will not be made based on what a past client or coworker says about you. But your goal is to grab the attention of a recruiter way earlier …

By Andjela Milenkovic - Ivy Exec
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Building a “Personal Board of Directors” Can Transform Your Career—Here’s How to Do It

When Suzy Nicoletti, a successful account manager, was passed over for a promotion, it didn’t make sense to her. “It didn’t fit with the stories I was telling myself,” she says.

Nicoletti sought input from a former colleague, someone more …

By Aliza Knox - The Muse
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In this Nace article, Soulyka Agana-Woodbine, director of Career Development and Preparation, Trinity Washington University, discusses the decrease of employer registrations for career fairs as well as the rapid decline in student participation. 

Recently, Soulyka Agana-Woodbine, director of career development …

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Get Started in Real Estate Development

This article from written by Adam Gower Ph.D. discusses the guide to get started in real estate development.

A Morgan Stanley survey revealed that 77% of US millionaire investors own real estate while 35% own a share of a …

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What to Ask During a Networking Interview

Networking is a critical component of your legal job search. Each professional connection you make is an opportunity for mentorship and potentially the foundation of a future job, so it’s important to keep cultivating these relationships no matter what stage of the job search you’re …

By Shelley Awe - Vault
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Building Professional Connections

In this LinkedIn Learning Class, you’ll learn how to start conversations that build real connections, and use social media to…


Storytelling is a powerful way to make people care about products, brands, and causes. It can facilitate sales, marketing, presentations,…

Delivering an Authentic Elevator Pitch

Find out how to craft an authentic personal pitch while projecting competence and warmth—two key factors in making a great…

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Career Design Workbook

The Career Design workbook will guide you in your career search through in-depth looks at industries, search techniques, and application …

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SPS Alumni Directories and Network

The program directory is a tool for each SPS program’s alumni, faculty, and current students …

Building Your Network

It’s important for all professionals to build their network throughout their careers. A network of professional connections can be useful …

Creating A Professional Pitch

You will need a pitch to introduce yourself at professional meetings, in networking situations and at other gatherings where you …

Informational Interviews

Informational interviews are a way to get the inside scoop on an organization and learn how people managed their careers …

Career Guides

When it comes to job success, it’s not only what you know: it’s who you know. Every year employers fill …