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Ascend in Diversity Inc. Magazine: "Tips for Finding Your First Job"

Wednesday, June 09, 2010   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Aaron Fung
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June 1, 2010 - Are you searching for that coveted first job?


Many recent graduates are in this position and a recent article in the May 2010 issue of Diversity Inc. magazine highlights some of the do's and don'ts in job searching. Aaron Fung, Ascend's Director of Strategic Initiatives, was interviewed earlier this year and speaks about the value of perspective and the importance of your personal and school networks.

"Look at a connection as an opportunity to build relationships. I’ve always been a believer that business is predicated on comfort, which comes from trust. And trust you can only earn through similarity...,the ability to relate to someone else, and the belief that someone is genuine. I think that’s an important feature to articulate because a mutual connection to a school is incredibly valuable," Fung said.

Ascend provides programs to help pan-Asian professionals develop connections throughout our 33 national chapters. For more information on those events, please visit our Programs page.

To read the entire article, click here to view a pdf version.


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