Monthly Archives: August 2013

Obstacles to Innovation in the Office

At times during my career, I have been part of teams that feared new ideas.  In today’s markets, when teams fear trying new ideas, businesses can quickly become outdated.  In order to create a culture that embraces innovation, you have … Continue reading

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Advice for the Class of 2014

As many readers know, I work at a Carnegie Mellon’s Career and Professional Development Center.  Prior to this, I was at Notre Dame’s Career Center.  In short, the past 12+ years I have been working with talented young adults who … Continue reading

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Proactive Prospecting

Many of us will start our career networking efforts once a suitable job is posted at an employer of choice – the idea being if you can find someone who can pass along your resume internally, you stand a better … Continue reading

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How Long?

Recently I read where experts suggest you should plan on your job search taking 1 month per $10,000 in salary…in short, plan on searching for 6 months for a $60,000 job.  While this is just an old measuring stick that … Continue reading

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Handling Rejection Like a Kindergartener

I have small children and periodically they will come to me upset about losing a game or competition to a sibling.  Patrick, my six-year old son, often is the one who comes to me or my wife to voice his … Continue reading

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Getting to the Table

When I was a little kid, dinners at extended family gatherings were always broken into two groups, the adult and kid table. It was a huge honor when one was given permission to leave the kid table and sit with … Continue reading

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My Job Search Story: Final Thoughts

It has been a while since I have posted anything – my apologies as moving and work meetings usurped my time over the past two weeks.  As noted in my previous post, Communication and Evaluation, I would like to offer some … Continue reading

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