How to Ask Past Supervisors if you can put them down as a Reference (the right way!)

By: Kaljah Adams In 2022, it is very common for recruiters to ask potential candidates for a list of references as they progress through the interview stages.  What is a list of references? It is a list that contains the contact information of current/former supervisors and colleagues that have worked with you in a professional […]

5 Tips for Finding and Keeping Remote Work Amid COVID-19

– By Katie Conroy, Contributor to The Career Advising Hub’s Blog Due to the pandemic, 3.8 million Americans have permanently lost their jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Another 2.4 million Americans remain out of work for the long-term, and an additional 581,000 job seekers are discouraged due to the lack […]

5 Tips on How to Stand Out During a Video Interview

By Kaljah Adams, Founder and Resume Writing Expert at The Career Advising in collaboration with VCV Inc.  During these uncertain times, one thing that we know for sure is that more recruiters are relying on video platforms, such as Zoom, Skype, and VCV, to conduct virtual interviews with potential candidates. For some, video interviews can […]

FOLLOW MY JOURNEY: Navigating The Job Search – Part 1

PLEASE NOTE: For security purposes, I do not mention the company’s name or position title that I am applying for.   PART 1. Applying for a New Job  For those who do not know, when I am not working with clients at The Career Advising Hub, I am a College Advisor at a public high school […]

Aunt Becky, I Am NOT Surprised!

I have to be honest: when the college admissions scandal came to light last Tuesday, I was NOT surprised. Just in case you missed it, the FBI arrested many parents for paying college coaches to bribe SAT proctors to change their child’s answers to get a high score. They also bribed college athletic coaches to get their […]

Salary Negotiation: Women’s Edition

During my senior year of college, I struggled with the idea that I could negotiate my salary with employers. The concept of asking for more money scared me because I thought if I asked I would be viewed as greedy and possibly get my offer revoked! I also didn’t know how much money I should […]

What Is An Elevator Pitch?

“Tell me about yourself?” This is the dreadful question that gets many of us tongue-tied as we try to figure out what to say. When I interviewed potential student career coaches at Dickinson College Career Center, I noticed that many people struggled with answering the “Tell me about yourself” question.  They would ramble on and […]

How To Get The Most Out of Your LinkedIn In 5 Steps

You either really love LinkedIn or you question whether it is even worth your time. Well, I am here to tell you, if you are a professional or want to grow your network, then it is worth your time! According to LinkedIn’s About section, “LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with more than 562 million […]

Rules To Resume Writing

Very often, job recruiters will see your resume before they see you. As a result, you want to make sure your resume is as polished and put together as you are! Here are some tips on what to do and what to avoid as you write your resume: WHAT TO DO: Use the job description […]