4
Dec

A new Gallup poll shows that nurses are the most honest and ethical profession. I have always admired nurses, ever since my emergency c-section in 1994. It was that long hospital stay when I realized just how much more nurses can positively impact your hospital stay than doctors (don’t tell my brother, the hospitalist). Although, […]

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24
Nov

Sue Shellenbarger’s column from the other day set off another, with this thought on when and how to express thanks to help advance your career. I do agree that you should send a thank-you after an interview as soon as possible. I also agree that in this day and age, we should send both an […]

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14
Nov

This week, I let my students take one class day to work on their group projects. They are creating marketing plans for local nonprofits and it takes a bit more coordination to find time to get four people together outside of class.  As I moved from group to group, answering questions, I remembered how many […]

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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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8
Nov

This is great news from the recent NACE survey on hiring in 2013: employers are looking for business grads in finance, accounting, management, economics and my specialty: marketing! I am not surprised that business grads are in high demand. We provide them with a broad liberal arts education, but also give them specific skills in […]

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30
Oct

Here’s an excerpt from our latest article in PolicyMic.com: Have you ever been asked in a job interview, “what is your biggest failure, and what have you learned from it?” If you haven’t, you will eventually, and you better have a good answer.  If you’re still in your early twenties, you probably haven’t made a […]

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17
Sep

My sister, Lisa, knows about my year of thanks, and sent me this article on ways that gratitude can improve your job search. I never considered gratitude in that context, but after reading how to incorporate a positive attitude into your search, I can see the benefit. First of all, the author encourages job seekers […]

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17
Sep

This is great advice for young women (and men) as they are in school, graduating, and thinking ahead about their careers. We often encourage them to think about pursuing informational interviews, but this advice is even more intentional: help for one year; looking head to five years; and looking at your career from a big […]

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21
May

We talk extensively in our next book about how leaders build a trusting culture.  This HBR article is also helpful in understanding what specific questions to ask today when you are interviewing for a job in order to assess an organization’s culture to determine if it is a good fit for you. Aneil and I […]

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25
Apr

I’ve given plenty of unpaid help to people looking to improve their professional communications over the years, mostly to my students looking for feedback on their resumes, but also to friends and colleagues who wanted to improve their resumes, cover letters, academic manuscripts, and other important written communications.  I’ve received such help myself as well […]

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