Talk to People

Talking to people helps you clarify your career interests, develop important professional relationships, learn about potential internships & full-time opportunities, and tell people about yourself. To become more skillful and confident in professional conversation, there are four main tasks to focus on. Each has more explanation and actions below.

 

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Techniques and Expectations for Holiday Networking

December is a unique month for job seekers. It’s a season for vacations and time away from the office. It’s also the final month in the fiscal year for many businesses. What does this mean for you? Many professionals may …

By Cameo Hartz (she/her or they/them)
Cameo Hartz (she/her or they/them) Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development
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Networking Guide: What’s the Purpose of Networking?

You might have been recommended to network as part of the job search and may question the relevancy of networking. What if I am frustrated with the bureaucracy that networking can seem to present? Or what if I am questioning …

By Lauren Coury
Lauren Coury Career Advisor
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How to Find and Reach Out to Recruiters on LinkedIn

While recruiters work to help companies fill their open roles, they can also help you — the job seeker — connect with roles you might be interested in and a good fit for. According to Jobscan, 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to …

By Zoe Kaplan - Forage
Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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How to Respond to “So, Tell Me About Yourself” in a Job Interview

Written by Joel Schwartzberg

Originally appeared in the August 12, 2019 of Harvard Business Review

Summary: The toughest job interview question may seem like a softball from the interviewer’s perspective: “So…tell me about yourself.” Nailing this question starts with realizing that your …

By Greg Victory (he/him/his)
Greg Victory (he/him/his) Assistant VP Student Affairs/Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center
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What is Management Consulting? An Introduction with the Members of Duke Advanced-Degree Consulting Club

Are you curious about how you can apply your research skills in a consulting career? Join us this workshop offered by the Duke Advanced-Degree Consulting Club (DACC) to learn about careers in management consulting. In addition to hearing an overview …

By Grace Athy
Grace Athy Assistant Director, Career Services
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Resources

If your search is not getting the results you want, it’s time to troubleshoot. First, start with the basics and …

Once you’ve established a solid search, improve your ability to incorporate the employer perspective. This single factor is often the …

Congratulations! You’ve got a solid search if you are:
✅ confidently submitting online applications
✅ reaching out to people at the organizations …

Start Your Search with Focus and a Plan.

These three steps will ensure your search is on track from start …

Organization websites are the primary source for descriptions throughout the site. Many are edited for clarity and concision.

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