For college students, informational interviews are vital. Before you send 100s of email applications into the void spring semester senior year, make sure you develop a few key professional connections outside your internship supervisors. Get some one on one time with professionals you admire by requesting a conversation over the phone or over coffee. Unlike a job interview, informational interviews allow for more of a dialogue.
Summer internships provide relevant experience and professional relationships that will set you up for success post-college. They’re critical to understanding the layout of the professional world, so use your summer internship to do more than the job description. Follow these four tips, and you’ll automatically impress the colleagues around you.
To get the most out of her current position, Carmen has learned she needs to make connections and advocate for herself to grow in her role. She only hurts herself when she goes to the office, works all day, and neglects to seek out conversation and connection. In this blog, she provides some steps to break this habit and seek new opportunities. Her number one piece of advice to her fellow introverts: “Get out from behind your desk.”
The Niche Movement Founder Kevin O’Connell shared the hard truth about hearing the word “no” in our blog How to Handle Rejection in Business. Now, we present you with our Go or No-Go? Job Search Checklist. Rather than listening to rejection, this checklist flips the script and grants you the power to say “no” to a new job opportunity--giving you the tools to push forward in the right direction on your professional journey.
Forget about the classic elevator pitch. A 60 second introduction goes by in a flash, but your digital footprint lasts a lifetime. Our 4 Step Guide to Build Your Digital Brand is here to open the door to untapped opportunities. Rooted in The Niche Movement workshop How to Make Your Digital Brand Work for You, this guide walks you through how to envision, design, and execute your own digital brand.