Monthly Archives: May 2012

Conversation Starters

Do you find it difficult to start a conversation at networking events?  Never been one good at small talk?  No matter how difficult you find networking, it is a crucial strategy for your career prospects as networking helps you communicate your … Continue reading

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Insights from Hiring Managers

This past week I was in Chicago meeting with employers about developing recruiting relationships with Notre Dame.  During these conversations, one question I always ask is “Where are there misses/misaligned expectation from applicants to (insert company name here)?”  The responses … Continue reading

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Networking Mistakes

Great article on WSJ’s career pages (careerjournal.com) about Networking Mistakes, lots of solid reminders about what to do and not to do.  I especially enjoyed the second tidbit about not being vague in one’s networking efforts. I had breakfast with … Continue reading

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Windshield Resume Writing

Earlier this week, I received an email with a question about using industry specific terminology on a resume.  The author was concerned her resume used too many industry specific acronyms and phrases, and asked if this could be an issue … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning for Your Career

Wonderful article shared on Forbes.com last week: Ten Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Career I especially liked the comment about taking stock of where you are professionally.  We are often so focused on the immediate here and now, for all … Continue reading

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Job Security: Who Owns the Power; Employee or Employer?

Last week in a meeting, an executive posed an interesting thought about the concept of job security.  He stated that job security is dependent on either the employer or the employee.  Either one feels his/her employment prospects are tied to … Continue reading

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Job Search Email Address

While working with a graduating student whose collegiate email address is set to expire in 60 days, we discussed when she should stop using her “@nd.edu” address on her resume/applications.  What we decided was for her to have a separate … Continue reading

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