Suzanne is Lime Connect's Director of Professional Development. She writes a weekly blog section responding to your professional development questions. Read more about her here.
Recruiters are busy. Interviews can be short and pressured. At networking events you compete with others for the recruiter's attention. No matter how hard you try to get recruiters to see just how accomplished you are, it is not always your fault if you don't get a chance to paint a full picture. Circumstances can get in your way.
So, at the very least, you want your resume to be the one tool in your job search tool kit that is fool proof; that lists your accomplishments and lays out your success story. What does that mean? Don't just
The slow summer days are soon coming to an end. For the university students out there summer ending means summer internship recruiting beginning. For the rest of the professionals out there, the next few weeks may present a window of opportunity to catch those recruiters and company contacts in a good mood as they bask in the glow of summer rest and relaxation. What this all means to all of you is that now is a great time to schedule your information interviews or as I prefer to call them
We just finished our annual Lime Connect Fellowship Program Leadership & Professional Development Symposium. This is a 3 plus-day retreat in New York City that kicks off our Fellowship Program for accomplished rising juniors with disabilities. The Symposium is filled with professional development workshops, skill-building, self-exploration, and powerful dialogue about navigating disability confidently at school and work. As always, it was deep, invigorating, and inspiring. And our Fellowship class rocks, as always!
One interesting discussion was led by
Meet Shantha Rau Barriga, a Lime Connect Founding Board member, as she shares some advice on career, leadership and disability.
"Be a positive example for overcoming challenges & building success."
Shantha, thank you for your dedication to Lime Connect. Can you tell us a bit about your career journey? My pleasure. I am the Director of Disability Rights at Human Rights Watch. I graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the University of Michigan. I came into this field by...
Just when you thought data findings would be an excellent predictor of everything from employee job fit to leadership potential to success at work, Laszlo Bock, Google's Senior Vice President for People Operations offers a different perspective in a recent New York Times interview. While Google benefits greatly from data crunching when it comes to product development and improvement, data doesn't seem to be as helpful when it comes to the human side of things.
What I find most interesting in this article (and encouraging for...
Join this Lime Connect tele-talk to discuss the reasons why people tend to ask for accomodations in professional work settings. Gain a better understanding around the types of accomodations that you might consider asking for.
Joining us will be
(Part four in a series on summer internship success)
Your primary goals this summer are to produce great work, demonstrate enthusiasm for the work and the organization, and see if you’re a fit for a full-time job. But regardless of your long-term interest in the company, you should do your best to get an offer. This will help you to tell a powerful story when you are interviewing next year. (Oh, and remember to have fun! It all works out in the end). Below I pull together some top tips...some you've heard before and some are new.....
1) Clarify your goals/deliverables in the first week. Set up time with your manager(s)
During classes at college you received certain accommodations. Perhaps you received more time on tests or a quiet space to work or you used software to enlarge the screen or used a recorder for class lectures. Now you're starting a job and you know you'll need similar accommodations. My advice: Your employer may need some time to put things in place for you. So, get the ball rolling now before the summer internship officially begins.
If you know you'll need an accommodation, you might send a written note ahead of time with the request and
It is the first week of your internship. You've proactively clarified expectations. You know what they want you to complete by the end of the summer and you're feeling confident that you can get it done successfully. Taking charge like this is a great way to start the summer.
However, don't take this to mean you can go hide in your cubicle, work on your project, and suddenly emerge in August with a presentation that wows them. They will be evaluating your small actions along the way, as well as your big performances at the end. Plus, if you
We recently came across this blog post with tips on video interviewing. Video interviewing is becoming an appealing option for several reasons:
- Some companies are asking folks to video interview as a way to avoid costly travel expenses of a face-to-face interview, until they are ready to move your candidacy forward.
- Some of you may be asked to interview during your final exam period or...