Monthly Archives: November 2011

Taking the Relationship to a New Level – Mentoring

Mentoring relationships can be a great career management strategy as in today’s job market an individual has to take responsibility for one’s career path.  For the most part, gone are the days of the “Corporate Ladder” where each step of … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season…

With the completion of Thanksgiving weekend, the holiday party season will kick into high gear.  Time for wine and cheese gatherings at the neighbors, a dinner with your spouse’s office, or celebration events with an alumni club/nonprofit/professional group. These gatherings … Continue reading

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1 Peter 3:15 – Message of Hope

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”  1 Peter 3:15 I read this passage the other day and, although the setting was a faith-based discussion, … Continue reading

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Mr. Smith Recommended I Contact You…

I was recently asked about how to use another person’s name (referral) in one’s networking efforts.  While having referrals are like gold when networking, it is important to remember some tips: Ask Permission: When using a person’s name as a referral, … Continue reading

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Job Search App

Article in FINS about the various job search apps one can download onto their tablet or smartphone.  Functionality, ratings and costs are shared: Job Search Apps

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Prepare Ye…

I was listening to the gospel reading at Mass on Sunday and its message resonated with me.  Just in case you slept in due to the time change, the reading was Matthew 25: 1-13. Ten guests go out to meet … Continue reading

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Dealing with a Bad Interviewer

One of the best blog postings I have read in 2011.  Highly recommend as I have been in interviews with five of the six interviewers Alison Greene highlights: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2011/10/31/how-to-deal-with-a-bad-interviewer Enjoy!

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