This Northwestern Mutual Advisor Wants to Close the Gap for People of Color in the Financial Industry

Originally from Togo, Africa, Bilal Afolabi came to Connecticut with his family when he was eight. Afolabi credits his entrepreneurial spirit to his father, a small-business owner who started his own trucking company at a young age.

“Growing up, my …

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How to Get a Job

Article originally published in The Wall Street Journal by Anthony DeRosa January 14, 2021 https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-get-a-job-11605911616?mod=djemdivbiz 

In brief
Tailor your résumé and cover letter to land an interview.
Learn as much as you can about the employer and role.
Demonstrate your …

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3 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

All interview questions are not created equally. Some only require you to provide basic information, while others require long answers and can be very hard to navigate. Below you’ll find three questions that fall into the latter category, along with specific tactics …

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How to Make an ATS-Compatible Resume [INFOGRAPHIC]

The search for a job can seem like a full-time position itself. With research, networking, and endless job applications, the process can be extensive and sometimes overwhelming. Even after all of the hard work, you still receive little to no …

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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Stifling Your Career

Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to compare yourself to other people. It’s easy to think that other people have it better than you, are more successful, and are happier, among other things. It’s also unfortunately easy, when you compare yourself …

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How Active Listening Can Boost Your Career (and How to Do It Right)

People often assume it’s what they say that matters most in job interviews or in conversations with supervisors or coworkers. After all, you can’t prove yourself and what you’re capable of without first telling the people around you what you …

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I attended a career event – now what? 5 Ways to Maintain Momentum and Connections

Maintaining the momentum from an event with intentionality can help you stand out in a competitive market. As a business student, this is your opportunity for recruiters to start knowing our name, who you are, and what you will bring …

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Why It’s Important to Connect on LinkedIn

 

After meeting with a recruiter or hiring manager, sending an invitation to connect on LinkedIn is key to building the relationship and staying informed about opportunities with their company.

Recruiters often post real-time opportunities and share relevant industry articles …

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Consider building on your connection with a second meeting

We know that conversations during recruiting events can be rushed due to limited time. Was there something you wanted to talk about or ask but didn’t get a chance to do so? Take your connection a step further and set …

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Avoid Missing an Opportunity- Leverage Company Career Pages!

 

Not all companies list their latest openings on job boards like LinkedIn or Indeed. It may seem simple, but forgetting to look on a company’s career page or assuming the job will show up in your online search can …

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