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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 the first books in recent times that…

By Marty Speight-
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Resume Advice … Proceed With Caution

Show your resume to 100 people and get 100 sets of conflicting advice.  Isn’t that the nature of advice?  Dean Bruner commented in a meeting the other day “I get A LOT of unsolicited advice.”   Of course he does as there are many, many people who care deeply about…

By Connie English-
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Remote Control Your Career and Life

Summer is the typical time of vacations, taking a break to relax, unwind, catch up on reading, travel, and often just “chill out”.  My family added a new ritual to our summer this year, a “sleep away” camp for our eleven year old son.  A rite of passage for many…

By Marty Speight-
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What are you? – Personal Branding at any Age or Stage

There was a time when it was cool to ask someone “What’s your sign?”, meaning, what’s your sun sign  – say, Aries or Virgo – and knowing this might account for someone’s personality or behavior.     Today’s popular culture seems to key in more on the generational than astrological…

By Marty Speight-
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Who Are You? — Maximizing Your Introduction

Spring is  a very busy (and fun!) time at Darden — two weekends ago we welcomed admitted students to Grounds for the Darden Days festivities and this past weekend brought back hundreds of alumni for Reunion Weekend.  So over the last 15 days, I met many new people and became reacquainted…

By Connie English-
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Tips On Starting a New Job

The beautiful spring in Charlottesville provides a reward for surviving the dreary cold weather months.  Making a career transition in today’s competitive environment can often seem like an endless winter.  Employers are very cautious (and slow) with their decision these days and sometimes it feels that the new job…

By Connie English-