Monthly Archives: June 2012

Getting Back Up

Back in 1992, Reebok went “all-in” on an ad campaign touting the anticipated Barcelona Olympics’ decathlon competition between Dan O’Brien and Dave Johnson.  The commercials appeared on television for months and everyone knew about “Dan vs. Dave”.  They were destined … Continue reading

Posted in Career Management | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Do You Smell Smoke?

Do you smell smoke? Is the smoke from your job search or a bag of microwave popcorn? Burnout – it happens to all of us at some point in the job search.  Applying for jobs, networking, few solid leads, the … Continue reading

Posted in Career Management, Job Search | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Four Words

Interviewing can be a difficult phase for many job seekers as employers are subjecting applicants to more rounds, interviewers, tests, case studies, presentations, etc. before extending an offer of employment. The vetting process has become a gauntlet that one must … Continue reading

Posted in Branding, Career Management, Communications, Interview, Job Search | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

You Have Something To Offer Your Contacts

When I speak to groups about networking, I use the analogy of networking being a two-way street, meaning one must be willing to help others in order to receive help from others – assistance must to be open to going … Continue reading

Posted in Career Management, Job Search, Networking, Thank You | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

2.5 Years Later – Too Little, Too Late

At a recent practice networking event for collegiate student-athletes, one of the session leaders, let us call him Mark, shared a story about the need to stay in touch.  Mark, the session leader, through working at two large universities had … Continue reading

Posted in Career Management, Job Search, Networking | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Second Impressions – More Important Than the First When Networking

Last Thursday I had the privilege of assisting in a networking training session for Notre Dame student-athletes.  There were 50 football, 2 swimming, and 1 baseball student-athletes in attendance and they were asked to participate in a practice networking event … Continue reading

Posted in Career Management, Job Search, Networking | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Closing the Circle

The other day I penned some thoughts about how powerful it can be to receive a Thank You note (and I have made a commitment to be better about sending them).  This post sparked a conversation with a friend about … Continue reading

Posted in Career Management, Communications, Job Offer, Job Search, Mentor, Networking, Thank You | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment