When considering a new job, most candidates know to ask questions about what their responsibilities will be, to whom will they will report, and compensation, title, and structure of the role. However, there are many more questions a job seeker should get answered before accepting a new job. You need to probe on whether you will be happy and successful on the job now and in the long-term. Here are 10 questions to help you dig deeper on whether to accept a new job.
By Keith Lawrence Miller '14TC of the Columbia Career Coaches Network
A common resume writing theme is the inability for people to write their own. Most people believe this phenomenon only applies to them and are slightly ashamed that they cannot effectively develop a well-written resume. As a professional career coach, I work with hundreds of people on a yearly basis and the most common statements include the frustration and struggle with trying to write a resume. After 10+ years, I have not had the privilege of encountering someone with the unique ability to correctly and accurately write their own resume.Read more
Rarely is anyone eager to initiate a cold call, especially to sell yourself rather than representing a professional service or product offering. Combine the usual discomforts of making an unsolicited contact with the high anxiety associated with job hunting, and together they create a stressful experience. So why would anyone put themselves through the agony of making cold calls to prospective employers when clicking on the web and licking envelopes are the alternatives? The obvious answer: Cold calling really works.Read more
At Columbia Alumni Leaders Weekend, held annually at the University in October, Adam Vane '01TC, managing partner at Paragon Global Consulting, shared with alumni his expertise surrounding leadership skills for every day.
(Vane speaks with fellow alumni during his session.)
Alumna Lynn Berger '84TC, '90TC, of the Columbia Career Coaches Network, weighs in on the benefits of volunteering during your job search or career transitions.
As a New York City-based career counselor and career coach who has worked with many individuals over my career, I have witnessed great things from volunteering, on both sides of coin.Read more
At Columbia Alumni Leaders Weekend, held at the University in October, Eric Horwitz '90CC, Kris Ishibashi '78BC, '82BUS, and Sasha McDowell '09SIPA, '09SW, of the Columbia Career Coaches Network, spoke with alumni on how to build your professional network to strengthen your career and business connections.Read more