Blog - Jayne Mattson


3 Easy Tips to Leave a First and Lasting Impression

Networking is a key success factor for finding the right job. It begins with leaving a great impression. These tips will help you do that.

3 Things I Learned from the Students at the BU Questrom School of Business

I’ve been working as a career coach with the undergrads at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. During this time, I’ve helped them and I’ve also learned from them. These takeaways are indicators of success, which is why I share them with you here.

You don’t know where you’re going but you can’t stay here

Are you unhappy with your current job, but not sure what to do next? Let’s make sure your next job isn’t the same… or worse! These 5 steps will help you start to figure out what a better job looks like for you.

Why & How to Use LinkedIn Even When You Do Have a Job

Already have a job? Here are the top three things you can do to keep your LinkedIn network alive when you aren’t looking for a job.

Looking for a Job? Do This Every Day on LinkedIn.

Looking for a job? Here are the top three things you must do on LinkedIn every day that will help you be seen by the right people.

The Best Questions to Ask a Hiring Manager

If you want to find a job with a company that has the right culture for you, the questions you ask the hiring manager will be key. Here are some examples of what you might ask.

How to Tell if This is the Right Company for You

How can you tell whether the company you are interviewing with has the right culture for you? That will depend largely on what you are looking for. Here is a 2-step process to figure this out.

How to Get Clear on What You Want in Your Next Job

Most people want to find a job with a company whose culture enables them to do their best work. The big question here is: How do you figure that out?

How to Have Balanced Networking Conversations and Leave a Great Impression

Networking conversations have the opportunity to be powerful for you, so let’s spend a moment talking about how to do them well.

Conducting Your First Post-Pandemic Networking Conversation

As you step out into the face-to-face networking world once again, keep this tip in mind. It will help your conversational partner feel heard and, in turn, help you leave a great impression.