Heart of the Matter
Andy Chan on jobs, careers, and more

April 10, 2009

Pretty good advice

Filed under: MBA Alumni, MBA1, MBA2, Pre-MBA — Tags: , , , , — Andy @ 8:00 am

There are lots of resources for job seekers. In fact, too many.

If you’re a podcast person, check out www.10goodminutes.com. They interview a variety of executives and managers who provide career strategies and advice for young professionals (we’re all “young”  or at least we desire to be!).

Recent interviews include nailing case interviews, answering the question “what should I do with my life?”, learning the difference between a sponsor and a mentor, and understanding that compensation is more than just salary.

While you are thinking about valuable resources, take the time to comb through the career resources that are specifically designed for you: your career center’s website, your college’s or graduate school’s alumni career services website, your school’s library (get to know your librarian who knows all about databases and finding interesting companies for you to target), and any alumni services that your former employers may provide.  After all, these resources were made for you.  Why not use them?

What other resources have you found particulary helpful for job search and/or career management?


  1. Hello Andy,
    We appreciate the mention and are glad that you like our podcasts. Please feel free to send us any comments and topical ideas you may have.

    Comment by Romi Kher — April 12, 2009 @ 1:03 pm

  2. I will throw in a plug for my company, Gotta Mentor, a career prep and mentoring platform. Here are a few of the features:
    - good articles on generating job leads, interviewing, getting your network to help, etc
    - tools to make it easy to get feedback on your resume, cover letter, elevator pitch, practice interview questions
    - tools to find people who can be helpful
    - templates to help you do your company, job, industry research


    Comment by Andrea Rice — May 5, 2009 @ 1:15 pm

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