Monthly Archives: September 2010

Be Yourself

A great article in Careerjournal that pulls in the lessons of Mr. Rogers and interviewing. http://blogs.wsj.com/hire-education/2010/09/30/mister-rogers-was-right-be-yourself/?mod=rss_WSJBlog&mod=WSJ_hire_education Line that I like the best that I think may get overlooked is employers like to “hire people we [the hiring manager] want to … Continue reading

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Pre-Employment Tests

Hiring an employee is a daunting and expensive undertaking. When one adds the cost of advertising the position on sites, travel/lodging for candidates, lost productivity of employees who are on the hiring team – the total costs of bringing on … Continue reading

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Reminders

This afternoon I led a presentation on networking (what is it, how-to process, and etiquette) to a group of about 85 law students.  The presentation tried to involve as much audience participation, and I am glad it did as there … Continue reading

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Go Where the Growth Will Be

I remember reading a CBS MoneyWatch.com article titled “Go Where the Money Is“.  It made a lot of sense – find cities where employers are hiring and the ‘hot’ jobs and focus efforts there – and I could argue that … Continue reading

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Job Search Like a Politician?

While many of us get worked up with negative impressions when we think of politicians, job hunters can use the strategy of a campaign for office as a model for a job search.  CNBC posted a great article around this … Continue reading

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Helpful Career Guides

Do you want to know how to ask for a raise?  How about recovering from a bad performance review?  Of maybe you want to know how to best use your time during a layoff or furlough. CareerJournal.com, the career-oriented version … Continue reading

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For it is in Giving that We Receive

Many young alumni will email/call/talk with me about how they tried to network within their local alumni club, but alas, their efforts yielded no responses.  When I drill down and ask about their efforts, most of the time I discover … Continue reading

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