Monthly Archives: September 2013

Networking Tips from The Godfather

In the opening scene of the 1972 classic, The Godfather,  Don Corleone (The Godfather) and Bonasera (the undertaker) engage in a conversation around favors.  Bonasera desires justice to be served on the young men who assaulted his daughter.  After some … Continue reading

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Hut 1, Hut 2, Hired!

Those who know me or follow my blog know that I love college football.  There are many lessons one learns in athletics that can be applied to one’s career search.  Because of this synergy,  I often use athletics in my … Continue reading

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Post Career Fair Tips

With Career Fair Week in full swing at Carnegie Mellon University, I thought it an opportune time to share advice with attendees on how to make the event a success.  In yesterday’s post, I focused on actions to take prior to … Continue reading

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Career Fair Tips

Today marks the beginning of Career Fair Week at Carnegie Mellon.  By Friday, over 350 firms and 1000+ employer reps will have descended onto campus to meet and interview CMU students.  So how does one prepare for a career fair? … Continue reading

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Motivating “Cruise Control” Employees

You know this person. He arrives at 8:00 a.m. and clocks out exactly at 5:00 p.m. –never a minute late on either end.  He does what is assigned and his work performance is satisfactory.  He has been doing the same … Continue reading

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Overcoming Obstacles to Innovation in the Office – Part II

In a recent post, I shared some profiles of employees who make change difficult in an office setting.  I offered some ideas on how to work around or through these individuals in the first “Overcoming Obstacles” installment.  Today, I offer … Continue reading

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Overcoming Obstacles to Innovation

In a recent post, I shared a handful of “Innovation Obstacle” personalities that can be found in most office settings.  Many readers remarked about working with some of these personalities, and a few readers were brave enough to admit they assumed … Continue reading

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