Category Archives: Communications

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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My Job Search Story: Communication and Evaluation

Over the past few weeks, I have tried to chronicle my job search for readers.  I hope these stories will help others implement some of the strategies I have outlined in previous posts into their job searches.  The other day, … Continue reading

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Interview Tip from an Hiring Executive

I had the opportunity to speak with a senior executive about interviewing and he offered a few tips I would like to pass along to my readers.  The tips are not geared for entry-level roles, rather they are focused on … Continue reading

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Putting the “I” in Interview

In a recent discussion with recent graduates about the STAR Interview Answer format, I stressed the need to highlight how you contributed/your role during your interview answers.  Some attendees were concerned about being perceived as arrogant or cocky if they spoke … Continue reading

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Personal Brand

In a recent workshop, college students were learning about the concept of one’s “Personal Brand”.  This is not to mean they should view themselves as a product like TIDE or a service such as the one provided by UPS. Rather … Continue reading

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Passed Over for an Internal Job: Should You Tell Your Boss

Two years ago, I penned some thoughts about career options if individuals find themselves passed over for a promotion/internal job at their current employer.  Yesterday, I wrote about how to interact with the new boss if one should decide to … Continue reading

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