Tag Archives: Job Search

Careers in Full Bloom : Successful Alumni Transitions

Ahh, spring in Charlottesville!  The flowers are abloom, students have reappeared on the benches in Flagler Courtyard and, as the trees re-leaf, everything has come back to life … after a cold, relentless winter.  Spring has also brought a fresh … Continue reading

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Mythbusters: The Career Management Edition

I love the Discovery Channel show Mythbusters where the co-hosts “debunk curious notions and old wives tales”.  As a career coach I talk with hundreds of Darden alumni and I often must dispel false notions about career progression or conducting … Continue reading

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“It seems like hiring is picking up…” Cautiously Optimistic for 2014

I just got a message from Brian, an unemployed alumnus who, for the last six months, has been diligently looking for a full-time job while he works on projects to pay the bills and keep his skills (and mind) fresh.  In … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days of Career Management

The holiday season is upon us!  Accordingly, we suspect that many of you will be partaking in feasting, last-minute shopping, family get-togethers with your nearest and dearest, general merriment and mirth, and of course, career management.  That’s right:  job search … Continue reading

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Interviewing: The Secrets of Success

There I was sitting across the little table facing a 10 year old boy who was nervously struggling to answer a simple question – “why do you want to work here?”  I was an interviewer for the 5th grade Junior … Continue reading

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Making Lemonade Out of Lemons : When a Layoff Turns Into a Great Career Move

If you’ve ever gotten a pink slip or been told you were being let go, you know it is a horrible feeling.  No matter how “prepared” you think you might be, the news still hits you hard.  There is no … Continue reading

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Social Media Explained

About a hundred years ago someone first used the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words”.  Today, when you Google the phrase “social media explained” the first entry is a bunch of images, including this one:
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Seven Habits (of Highly Effective Job Seekers)

You may have picked up the news in July of Steven Covey’s passing.  The well-known author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, first published in 1989, was considered a pioneer in the self-help genre.  “This was one of … Continue reading

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How do companies hire?

At a party last week I had a conversation with my friend, Joe, who sells a software product to hospitals. I was asking him about the process he uses to sell. As we spoke, it occurred to me that the … Continue reading

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Why Bother to Job Search in December?

I was in the store last weekend and overheard two women making their plans for Black Friday. They were developing their strategy for the upcoming shopping extravaganza – when to start, where to go first, what order to hit the … Continue reading

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