Monthly Archives: December 2012

Holiday Small Talk

A bit late for the Christmas party circuit, but this article can come in handy for New Year’s Eve parties and Bowl Game watches. A Job Seeker’s Guide to Small Talk Advertisements

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76 Trombones Led the Big Parade….

With a hundred and ten cornets close at hand.  This is the opening line of the song “76 Trombones” featured in the famous musical, The Music Man.  While I am a fan of brass sections, this blog is not about marching … Continue reading

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Resolution Time

One year I swear I am going to go to the doctor and have a glucose and triglyceride test done the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and again on Dec. 26th.  The amount of sugar and unhealthy food consumed in that month … Continue reading

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Clean Up Your Google Profile

Very interesting service created by three former Syracuse students, BrandYourself.com which helps individuals increase their presence on search engines.  In the article on the Wall Street Journal, CareerBuilder shared that some hiring managers are using are using social media searches to … Continue reading

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Why I Won’t Interview You…

In July of 2012, I was hiring for an administrative role within my office and received approximately 60 resumes (you may remember my former post on Missing Writing Skills).  Today I want to share my approach to narrowing down a candidate … Continue reading

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Early Career Resume Tips from Employers

Last week at our Career Center Employer Advisory Board meeting, the recruiters and hiring managers in attendance had insights/opinions they wanted to share with students and young alumni about resumes.  Resumes of students and young professionals often contain job entries … Continue reading

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Missing: Writing Skills

I am currently in the process of trying to backfill a position in my office that is open due to a promotion.  I dutifully posted the opportunity on the University career site, had the opportunity picked up by some agencies … Continue reading

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