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You’re 97.4 percent sure that you’re totally ready for this “career” thing. You’ve got the business cards, the stylish-yet-appropriate work wardrobe, the networking know-how, the internship experience and the perfect LinkedIn profile. Even Boy Scouts aren’t as prepared as you are. But do you have a mentor? If not, get on that, girl! Mentors are the last piece of the professional puzzle. The basic definition of a mentor is someone with more experience than you who will give you advice about your career—but mentors do so much more than that. They’ll help you kick butt and take names up and down...
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...