Author Archives: Marty Speight

Should You Quit Before Finding a New Job?

Do you dread going to work every day? Sometimes a job turns out to be truly miserable – a destructive company culture, an infuriating boss, overwhelming hours or travel, a re-org that marginalizes your role…..these are just a few of … Continue reading

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Land Your Next Role Internally – This Alumnus Did

A significant source of company hiring happens within. It pays to be aware of your employer’s internal process and culture around hiring and promotions. This month, the Armstrong Center for Alumni Career Services interviews Jon Fraade (MBA ’84), managing director … Continue reading

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Land the Job with a Solid 90-Day Plan

Landing a new job requires not only demonstrating that you’ve got the required skills, but also convincing the hiring manager that you’re a great fit for his or her organization. Once hired, you typically have about 90-days grace period to … Continue reading

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Negotiating for Your Best Job Offer

It’s the time of year for a few of my favorite things: warmer weather, March Madness (how are your brackets?), and … job offers! We’ve seen a marked uptick in promotions and new job offers lately, so it seems a … Continue reading

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Alumni Spotlight: Successful Transition After 11 Years

This month we congratulate ’89 alum, Lance Hack, for landing an exciting new role. In the following Q&A, Lance describes his search and the ways in which he utilized Alumni Career Services to assist him on his journey.
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Putting You to the Test:  Trends in Candidate Assessments

We are an increasingly data-rich, data-driven society. Although “big data” is garnering most of the media hype these days, using personal data to drive hiring decisions is on the rise. If you have pursued a new job in recent years, … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap: When Temporary Work Makes Sense

Job transitions are common – most professionals will face a lay-off, leave a bad-fit job or take a hiatus for personal reasons at some point in their career. A gap in employment can be a good opportunity to pursue temporary … Continue reading

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Targeting 101: A Tale of Sweet Success

What do the game of Lacrosse and Hershey’s chocolate have in common?  Everything, it seems, for Mike Rabinovitz, MBA ‘98.  Mike recently landed a new job as Brand Manager for Hershey’s Chocolate Bars at The Hershey Company in Pennsylvania.  Mike’s … 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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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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