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New career services director talks to TIME magazine

Linfield’s Michael Hampton provided tips for job seekers in a recent TIME story.

Finding a job in this economy can be tough, says Linfield’s new director of Career Development and Services.

“Competition is fierce, and even if you have the skills, it can be a challenge to make yourself known to the right people,” he says.

To gain an edge over other applicants, Hampton recommends that job seekers master the art of the informational interview.

“An informational interview isn’t the same as a job interview,” he says. “It’s an opportunity to learn more about a career or company. The informational interview is designed to help you choose or refine a career path.”

 

Mastering the Art of the Informational Interview

Michael Hampton’s blog, Procareering