Branded Executive Resume Writer

Tag Archives: alumni networks

3 Ways to Use the “Alumni Connection” On LinkedIn


use the alumni connection on linkedinIt is often said that in order to advance in your career it’s not really what you know but rather who you know. One such case in which this adage is true is when you leverage your alma mater’s alumni network to find a job.

Let’s face it, people do have a tendency to help out fellow alumni if they can. It’s a point of pride for many and a great way for them to give back to their alma mater. If you were in a position to help someone from your alma mater you would probably do it in a heartbeat too, so why not tap into your college’s network to help you advance your career?

Fortunately LinkedIn has made it easier for you. Read on to learn about LinkedIn’s alumni features and how you can use them to advance your career.Continue Reading…

6 Tactics to Maximize Your College Grad’s First Salary


maximize college grads first salaryIt’s no secret that college grads today are entering a job market that looks nothing like it did when you were just out of school. The economic landscape has drastically changed for this generation and many parents are worried and frustrated that their kids’ future may not be as bright as their own.

The good news is that if they are able to maximize their first salary then they will be just fine. The amount of money your child makes in their first salary can drastically affect how much money they make throughout their entire career.

Let’s say they are able to get an extra $5,000 in their first salary. If they work for the next 30 years then that’s an additional $150,000 they would have missed out on otherwise. Of course, this is excluding raises or salaries at different jobs which are heavily based on how much money a person has made in the past.

In other words, the higher the salary your college grad can start off with, the more money they will make over time. Not just because they are making more money off the bat, but because that figure will allow them to make even more money later on when they negotiate raises or find other jobs.

Unfortunately, our colleges aren’t doing a very good job of teaching graduates how to find a job or make money. In fact, many of them are still shelling out the same advice they did in the 90s.

As such it’s imperative that your college grad gets advice from someone who has experience in building a career – you.Continue Reading…