Simple Rules for a Successful Job Search

A recent webinar hosted by Columbia’s Center for Career Education (CCE) focused on the importance of research in the job search process.

Alicia Schiller, associate director of Undergraduate Career Development at CCE, says research allows job-seekers to make informed decisions, understand an audience, and stand out in a pool of applicants.

Check out these tips from CCE:

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It Takes A Mentor: Bringing Up the Next Generation of Excellence

by Cynthia Indriso '86PH
www.cynthiaindriso.com

Common to every autobiography published of the Nobel laureates across all six prize categories is their acknowledgement of the key role that great mentors have played in helping them on their journey to excellence.

In the business world, the key role played by mentors has traditionally been less venerated, though this has changed in recent years.

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How Can You Be Entrepreneurial in Any Organization?

by Vince Ponzo '03BUS
originally published in Columbia Business

No word captures the zeitgeist of today‚Äôs business environment better than ‚Äėentrepreneurial‚Äô. The word‚Ä® is everywhere: in pop culture, on the news, and most importantly, reverberating through businesses of every size. So how can you learn to be more entrepreneurial within your organization?

First, let’s touch on why an entrepreneurial mindset is important. Today, the status quo for businesses is constant change, largely due to accelerating technological advancement, the erosion of brand loyalty driven by easy access to comparative information, and new local and global entrants regularly altering market equilibriums. An entrepreneurial mindset allows you to stay ahead in this competitive environment by creating and responding to opportunities in your business, industry, and career.

Now let’s discuss how to get there.

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Isaac Asimov's Views on Creativity

by Elias Gagas '01SEAS


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How do people get new ideas?  An unpublished Isaac Asimov essay uncovers the secrets behind the process of creativity…

Asimov went to Columbia's School of General Studies (1939) and received a PhD at Columbia (1948).

 

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