Monthly Archives: October 2010

References

Has this ever happened to you – either as the caller or as the one receiving the call? The phone rings at work, you answer it and find out it is a hiring manager from some company who would like … Continue reading

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What Job Seekers Can Do to Impress Recruiters

Good article on CNBC.com, a writer from Vault offers three tips. http://www.cnbc.com/id/39747210/ The sentiments ring true when thinking about networking as well: Networking is a two way street, offer and give assistance as well as receiving assistance. Stay in contact … Continue reading

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Call vs. Email

Today there was horrible weather in Chicago, South Bend, and other areas of the upper Midwest.  Thunderstorms were present, tornado sirens were sounded, and winds made travel difficult, and potentially dangerous.  A student was in Chicago this morning and planned … Continue reading

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Multiple Interviews

Through conversations with employers over the past two years, a common theme of headcount when hiring was present.  Gone were the days when large corporations would use a ‘range’ for their hiring target, now these recruiters were being charged with … Continue reading

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Networking %

Yesterday, I had the privilege of teaching an undergraduate class at Notre Dame where we focused on the power of networking.  We discussed some good guidelines (ex: research the person/company prior to outreach, don’t just ask for a job…build a … Continue reading

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Stand Out

This past summer I was in the position to hire for an admin job for my office.  In less than two weeks, I received 135 resumes, of which only 20-30 were junk (over-qualified…think MBA degree… or severely under-qualified).  So how … Continue reading

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Thank You: Who Gets One

So you just interviewed with 8 different people with an organization for a job you really want.  Two were lunch meetings, one was a tour of the facility, one hiring manager, two potential co-workers and and HR rep.  So who … Continue reading

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