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About Jaime Petkanics

Jaime graduated from New York University with a BA in Psychology. Since then, she has spent the last 5 years recruiting top talent to some of the most competitive companies in the Finance & Fashion industries. Eager to start helping people from the "other side", Jaime launched The Prepary in 2012 to help job seekers prepare for their search, interview process, and entry to professional life.
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On finding your passion

September 20, 2016 2:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Two incredibly simple and impactful tips on finding your passion and pursuing it. #1 - Ask yourself the super simple question of "If I could do anything I wanted, what would I do?" and #2 - Start to pull on the string and explore what pops up in your answer.


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Common Interview Questions: Walk me through your resume

September 13, 2016 4:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Today we're going to cover a super important question that will often be the first thing asked in a job interview: Walk me through your resume (or your background). This question is often the first thing you'll be asked and your answer really sets the stage for the remainder of the conversation. Here's a complete, step-by-step post on how to answer.


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5 job search habits to start today

August 29, 2016 1:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There is a lot of talk about forming good habits lately. I typically hear about habits in the context of drinking water, working out, or waking up earlier, but good habits are very important for job searching too. Here are a number of good job search habits you should form today and an awesome free app that will help you keep track of your progress.


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How to figure out your next career move (part 2)

August 8, 2016 2:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Last month we started talking about how to figure out your next career move. I shared a few exercises to help figure out what you want to do, where you want to do it, and determine what factors will take priority. Now it's time for some more work and investigation. Especially if you're switching career paths, there are a few things you absolutely should do before you start applying to jobs.