Monthly Archives: January 2011

January = Promotion?

Do you know the month when most in-house promotions occur? From the title, you guessed it, January.  A recent LinkedIn study revealed that most promotions occurred in the year’s first month – although the stranglehold January used to have promotions … Continue reading

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Modeling Behavior

A mentor once told me, “To build influence, model the behavior you want returned, but without expecting it will be.”  These were very wise words as we were discussing the challenges pertaining to the supervision of employees – if I … Continue reading

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Hope Springs Eternal…

Anyone who has spent a winter in South Bend can attest to the dreary, grey days where constant cloud cover seems to be the norm.  Just yesterday, there was a three-hour break where bright sunshine beat down and I found … Continue reading

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Resume Test

What kind of impression is your resume making to a recruiter?  Is the resume communicating what you want to a hiring manager?  Not sure, why not take a 15 second resume test? Ask your friend or colleague for help. Tell … Continue reading

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End of the Mega-Job Boards?

We have read how most companies are cautiously ramping up their hiring efforts in 2011 – but just as the hiring numbers are not going to match their 2007 counterparts, the strategy employed by firms to recruit talent will be … Continue reading

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Interview Mistakes

Funny article about outrageous interview mistakes on CNBC.com: http://www.cnbc.com/id/41041427 Anyone want to share the most outrageous mistakes they have witnessed (or committed) in an interview?  I’ll go first: Twenty minutes into an interview with a hiring manager who knew me … Continue reading

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Auld Lang Syne

Happy New Year! As the traditional new year’s song starts, “Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?”, we should take these lyrics to heart in our job hunting efforts.  You cannot allow yourself to be forgotten among … Continue reading

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