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6 Social Media Mistakes That May Hurt Your Chances of Getting Hired

Take time to reflect on what you have posted online to understand what mistakes you may have made with your social media accounts. Far too often candidates make mistakes on their profiles that end up hurting their chances of employment. …

By Jeff Stoltzfus
Jeff Stoltzfus Associate Director of Career Services Technology and Data Integration
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Taking the Work Out of Networking

This post was originally posted on LinkedIn on March 2, 2023. 

College students are often intimidated by networking. When I ask the freshmen and sophomores in my “Choosing Your Major and Career” course what feelings the word “networking” brings up, …

By Jessica Roffe
Jessica Roffe Assistant Director, QUEST Honors Program
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What Is Virtual Networking?

Networking plays an essential role in your job search and beyond. It introduces you to people in your field and at other companies, allows you to learn more about your profession, and gives you opportunities to help others.

While professional …

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Attention new grads: 4 mistakes to avoid when networking

As a college senior or new grad, you may think you are totally new to networking. Actually, you’ve been doing it for years: every time you have asked a friend to tell you about a new app they like, every …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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How to Write Networking Emails That Get Opened

Today, in our hybrid work environment, email is the primary mode of communication when it comes to building networks and making connections. This means delivering an excellent introductory networking email is key for career advancement and growth. So, here’s how to …

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Career Resources

Job Search Sites

Popular job search sites available to you as a Smith student:

1) HireSmith – your first stop!

2) Relish Careers – Job …

An elevator pitch is an approach to introducing yourself in a professional networking situation. This OCS guide offers an overview …

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