14
Nov

I’ve written a couple of articles for PolicyMic.com which have attracted some thoughtful comments.   In this economic “recovery” which has failed to generate enough decent jobs to make a serious dent in the unemployment and underemployment rates, I’m sure that they have been far too many failed job searches.  Failure to land a particular […]

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22
May

I’m a huge fan of LinkedIn.com, as it allows me to easily keep current on my network as well as easily update my own profile information and activities on behalf of my clients and audiences.  Recently, someone in my network contacted me and asked me whether I was still affiliated with an old institution.  I […]

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31
Jan

This article popped up on my linkedin list today, “Forget networking.  How to be a Connector.”  If you have not read Malcolm Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point, you need to read this to really understand what the author is saying, but this article is a good start. Connectors are people who seem to know everyone […]

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6
Feb

I was interviewed this week by Miriam Salpeter on how to use one’s alumni network to land a new job.  Here are some excerpts of the interview: Old-fashioned networking with a modern twist is alive at Wake Forest University. Business school professor Aneil Mishra, co-author of the book (with Karen Mishra), Trust is Everything, maintains […]

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5
Feb

Karen and I get requests from our current and former students to write recommendations all the time, and increasingly on www.linkedin.com.  Most of the time we are happy to do this, to help them in their careers, and because we appreciate being able to solicit recommendations from others ourselves.  However, every once in a while […]

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23
Oct

We met with Emily Meehan, former WSJ reporter last week and asked what she learned writing her 20-something column for the WSJ.  She mentioned that 20-somethings don’t know how to network.  They don’t realize until it is too late that they need to know more people–in related fields or folks who are older than they […]

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24
Jun

In my teaching, I emphasize the need to overcome the status quo.  That not only applies to your organization, but yourself, as I said in today’s Wall Street Journal: Pay attention to metrics. Lackluster progress reports and not hearing feedback from a supervisor is a good way to tell if your work has become routine. […]

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