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Name:  Jessica BrewerJob Title and Description: Senior Vice President of Engineering and Global Services at BenefitfocusCollege/Major: Bachelor’s in Mathematics, Minor in Computer Science; Master’s in Software Engineering ManagementTwitter Handle: @JessL1  What does your current job entail? Is there such a thing as a typical day?            Jessica Brewer: As Senior Vice President of Global Services and Engineering at Benefitfocus, I am ultimately responsible for managing client implementations and software delivery across our portfolio of products and services. This includes overseeing the...
Ever wonder how companies and recruiters find their latest, greatest hires for jobs and internships? It’s actually not as complex, expensive or impossible to get your resume noticed by these recruiters as you may think. In fact, it can be as simple as changing a couple of words and phrases on your LinkedIn profile. How do you understand the whole recruitment system? Master the art of the Boolean search! What is a Boolean search? At its simplest, a Boolean (pronounced BOO-lee-un) search gives someone the ability to narrow, broaden or change a search of any kind by adding words (known as...
In landing and keeping the perfect job or internship, a collegiette’s number one goal is to make a good impression. But let’s face it, ladies: we’re not perfect. From emailing a potential employer the wrong version of your cover letter to accidentally replying-all to an office-wide email, there are about a million and one ways that a simple tech glitch or user error could land you in a reputation-blowing – not to mention embarrassing – situation. Although you can’t just Control-Z your way out of these real-life scenarios, you can still remedy the damage, and we’ll tell you how.  Mistake #1:...