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Talent Thursday

Talent Thursday: When “Networking” is “Not Working”

Zareen Wajid, Talent Acquisition Specialist
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Yes, yes… we have all heard that it’s not what you know, but who you know that matters. I mean you have 500+ connections on LinkedIn, a very active and clean Facebook page, you served as president of your student council, and have attended networking events […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Talent Thursday|0 Comments

Talent Thursday: Customer Service

Zareen Wajid, Talent Acquisition Specialist
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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the term “customer service”?
Dialing a 1-800 number and being connected to someone in India, Philippines, or the Middle East
Being transferred from one person to another or being on-hold because all lines are […]

By |September 18th, 2014|Talent Thursday|0 Comments

Talent Thursday: Avoiding the Black Hole

Zareen Wajid, Talent Acquisition Specialist
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More often than not, we tend to feel that our resume ends up in a black hole somewhere when we apply to a company website. You hit the Submit button and BAM! the application of your dream job is sent… where? to whom?… no one knows […]

By |September 11th, 2014|Talent Thursday|0 Comments

Talent Thursday: College Career Fair – Owned

Zareen Wajid, Talent Acquisition Specialist
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Every school year, colleges host career fairs. 50-100 companies congregate in a large hall to recruit college graduates for their positions. 500-1000 students show up with suits and resumes to entice a company and land a job.

Typically, students end up exchanging business cards and resumes, […]

By |September 4th, 2014|Talent Thursday|0 Comments

Talent Thursday: Breaking Bad to America’s Got Talent

Zareen Wajid, Talent Acquisition Specialist
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Remember those questionable habits you developed when you began your freshman year of college? Ahem, all-nighters, ramen five times a week, and doing laundry in your Halloween costume from last year because that’s the only clean/washed item you own. I understand. You are in the fast-lane […]

By |August 28th, 2014|Talent Thursday|0 Comments

Talent Thursday: To Answer an Interview Question, Be a Storyteller

Zareen Wajid, Talent Acquisition Specialist
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So you got an interview.. now what? Well, now you prepare. You prepare like you prepared for that Calculus exam, that term paper, and that speech you gave despite your soft-spoken, introverted skin. Then, you think like a storyteller.

Typically, most companies’ interview questions fit under three […]

By |August 21st, 2014|Talent Thursday|0 Comments

Talent Thursday: The Only Thing Worse Than Being Unemployed is Having a Job

Zareen Wajid, Talent Acquisition Specialist
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Goodbye three-month summer vacays.
Bye-Bye hibernating winter breaks.
Adios “I think I’ll skip class today (and tomorrow, and possibly this whole semester)”.

Last post, I discussed some tips on scoring an internship. This post focuses on turning that internship into a full-time employment opportunity.

Hello perpetual and progressive learning.
Welcome […]

By |August 14th, 2014|Talent Thursday|0 Comments

Talent Thursday: How to Score an Internship

Zareen Wajid, Talent Acquisition Specialist
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Four scores and seven years ago, there was a legend that spoke of college education as a means to landing a good job. Ask my dad and your aunt, and they will tell you the legend speaks truth. Alas, you know better. You know that we […]

By |August 7th, 2014|Talent Thursday|0 Comments

Talent Thursday: Mad Writing Skillz- I Has Them

Zareen Wajid, Talent Acquisition Specialist
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Really, I should focus on explicating how to be a mastermind communicator, but then you’d have to dedicate the rest of the week to read it all. And as much as I know you love reading my posts, I know you also have a life. So […]

By |July 31st, 2014|Talent Thursday|0 Comments

Talent Thursday: Interviewing is for Actors

Zareen Wajid, Talent Acquisition Specialist
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Congratulations, Graduate! You have the interview of your dreams lined-up. Just thinking about the prospect gives you first-love butterflies and a warm, cozy feeling in your heart and soul. There’s nothing more you want, no job more worthy of your four-year Bachelor’s degree, and no position […]

By |July 24th, 2014|Talent Thursday|0 Comments