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I have never been so proud of an event, or the people who helped make it successful, as I was last night.
A big thank you to our loyal, wonderful BYPA members, without whom there would BE no BYPA - I hope you all had fun!
Thank you to Bob Pan, for the masquerade inspiration and securing the beautiful venue. Also for the black lights and helping set up.
Thank you to Rob Rogers for helping assemble our event team: the photographer and our dj, and helping make the…Continue
Added by BostonYPA on April 14, 2012 at 2:37pm — No Comments
BYPA is looking for three new Board of Advisors members for the new Board term.
Benefits: help direct the organization, plan events, and meet a lot of great people and make new connections and friendships - plus it's a great resume builder!
Requirements: You do need at least 10 hours a month to dedicate, plus you are required to help out at our New Years Eve event.
Interested? Please email us to email@example.com with the…Continue
Dear BYPA members,
I am a (relatively) new member of the BYPA and wanted to share the opportunity below with you. I think it is a great initiative and a way for you to make a big difference in the lives of recently arrived refugees. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions (though there is also an email contact at the end of this message). Thanks,
Refugee Independence through…Continue
Added by David Sussman on February 23, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments
NOW CASTING THE NEXT GREAT
Do you have to be the center of attention? Are you the person everybody wants at their party?
Are you opinionated and stand by your convictions? Are you the type of person
that is best described as “you either LOVE ME or HATE ME”?…Continue
Join the fight against cancer with the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Boston!
Celebrate Leap Year with the Relay For Life of Boston Kickoff Party!
When: Wednesday, February 29 from 6:00p.m.--8:00p.m.
Added by Stephanie Delgado on February 13, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments
Check out the new site, and feel free to submit your best chronicles from the office: http://www.chroniclesfromcubeland.com/
Added by Melanie H. Axman on January 27, 2012 at 10:06am — No Comments
Changing careers can be a huge commitment in terms of time, money, risk and effort which makes it well worth it to do as much research as possible before taking the plunge. The more thought and preparation you put in ahead of time, the more likely you are to end up a happy situation where you enjoy your job, make the salary you need and otherwise create the work/life that you want. But what are the best ways to find out about a new career without actually jumping in and getting a new job? …Continue
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on January 18, 2012 at 3:22pm — No Comments
While a thoughtfully written thank you note is not enough to get you the job without solid qualifications, it helps to leave a positive impression in the mind of your interviewers. And in a competitive job market, every little bit helps! To make the most of your thank you notes after a job interview, here is my advice as a career counselor in Boston.
1. Traditional Paper versus Email Thank You…Continue
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on January 11, 2012 at 3:14pm — No Comments
We’ve all been there, during a job search, when writing a paper, or just generally trying to get work done at home or in the office. You know you have to get things done, but you just don’t feel like it. From the outside, this may sound like a trivial problem. Many people would say, “Too bad. Deal with it!” and this isn’t entirely wrong advice, but it’s not always easy to make ourselves act just because we know it’s good for us and necessary. So, especially if you find yourself in an…Continue
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on January 4, 2012 at 4:31pm — No Comments
As a career counselor in Boston, I often give clients or groups advice on how to target their resume, tailor their cover letter or customize their elevator speech. The question that almost inevitably comes up in each situation is, “But what if you’re applying for any job you can get? How do you present yourself if you can’t be targeted?”
Since this seems to be a fairly common issue, let me lend some perspective. My…Continue
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on December 28, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments
The key to answering this question, either in an interview or a cover letter, is to give a concrete, non-generic answer that shows you know something about the company you say you’d like to work for! The goal is to show that you’re not just applying for any job you might get. After doing a little research on the company website, or talking to friends who work there, here are a few of the better reasons from a career…Continue
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on December 21, 2011 at 5:55pm — No Comments
The answer to this resume question, plain and simple, is: to get you an interview. Hiring managers may go back to your resume after having interviewed you to double check your qualifications, but for the most part, the goal of a resume is to get enough attention and interest to be invited for an interview.
So how do you do that? As a career counselor, here are the five things that help your resume achieve its goal:…Continue
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on December 14, 2011 at 3:39pm — No Comments
Have you ever gotten one of those oddball interview questions that seems to come out of nowhere? One of those questions you didn’t prepare for and are not sure how to deal with? You might be asked: If you had a super power, what super power would you have? What kind of animal would you be and why? Or maybe: Why are pothole covers round?
Most of these questions, even including the last one, don’t have a clear answer and seem to be pretty far out in left field. And WHAT do they…Continue
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on December 7, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
The most important thing about networking for job search is to get out there, attend events and meet new people. Once you’ve done that, however, you can take your networking to an all new level by being willing and actively seeking to be the one who takes the first step. Taking the initiative gives you more control over the outcome and is the best way to make things happen.
If you meet someone new and both agree that, “We should get together sometime and chat,” but no one says, “How…Continue
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on November 30, 2011 at 6:02pm — No Comments
I can’t tell you how many times as a career counselor I’ve had new clients contact me and admit apologetically that they’re considering changing careers. Why apologetically? Because they’re embarrassed to admit that they want something else when what they have is NOT horrible. Often these same clients have high paying stable careers that they don’t hate. They’re basically stuck in a gilded cage. It’s not really where…Continue
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on November 22, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments
It’s easy to fall into a routine, and into the familiarity of a role. In most…
Added by Melanie H. Axman on November 18, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Want to get the compensation you deserve? Nervous about asking for more money in the first place? As with many job search related activities, the key to salary negotiation (or to asking for a raise at your current job) is preparation. The more you do your research, know your plan and feel confident that you do in fact deserve more money, the higher your chances of success. More specifically, here are the basic five things to do for effective salary negotiation.
1. Don’t be…Continue
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on November 16, 2011 at 3:11pm — No Comments
Check out #5: Karma is Legit
The rest of our posts can be seen at www.polishedpitch.com
To err is human (as is to gossip, be frustrated on the job, or speak ill of a co-worker.) However, no matter what industry or role you are in, there are opportunities to practice good karma.
Work can be a cutthroat place, and opting…
Added by Melanie H. Axman on November 10, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments
As I mentioned in my last blog post on being an effective networker, following up with new contacts after meeting them is key. If you’ve met someone for an informational interview, the first follow up contact should definitely be a thank you email or note, but how do you stay in touch after that? Or, if you met someone at a networking event, how do you find the time to stay in touch? Here are five easy ways to stay in touch…Continue
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on November 9, 2011 at 10:11am — No Comments
Added by Holly Klose, Job Club Moderator on November 2, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments