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How to Make a Great First Impression at a New Job

by Ashley Nielsen | October 05, 2022

Here are nine tips that will help you make a great first impression at your new job.

Growing Legal Markets Primed for New Attorneys

by Peter Horvath | August 31, 2022

Traditionally, large cities have drawn the brightest legal minds. However, law students should look at other growing legal markets for opportunities.

Q&A with Morgan Stanley Business Service Officer Lesley Pickens

by Vault-Firsthand | August 16, 2022

We spoke with Morgan Stanley Business Service Officer Lesley Pickens about her background, career trajectory, and advice for students and young professionals.

Register for Firsthand’s 2022 Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair

by Rob Porter | July 14, 2022

Firsthand will be hosting its second annual Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair on August 24th. Find out more about the fair and learn how to register here.

5 Best Reasons to Work for a Nonprofit

by David Hutchinson | May 17, 2022

There are many advantages of working for a non-profit organization, and here are five of the most important.

5 Great Information Technology Companies to Work for in 2022

by Rob Porter | May 05, 2022

Gearing up for a career in information technology? Here are some great companies to work for.

4 Tips for a Successful Interview

by Rob Porter | May 03, 2022

Preparing for a job interview? Here are some effective tactics to help you succeed.

Are Employees Quitting Their Jobs or Their Managers?

by Sara Korolevich | April 26, 2022

A recent survey of 3,000 professionals uncovers why so many people have been quitting their jobs.

The Best Career Paths Based on Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

by Rob Porter | April 26, 2022

Having trouble deciding on a career path? Try this fun exercise for some options you may have missed.

6 Tips for Using Social Media to Grow Your Career

by Susan Craig | April 21, 2022

Social networks allow you to find jobs, build your brand, and make professional connections. Here are six of the best ways to use social to boost your career.