Career Management

Job Fit: The Employee Perspective

At a career services conference of my peers last month, I had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Brooks Holtom, a senior associate dean at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, present some of his research around human capital retention. Dr. Holtom’s presentation, entitled Job Fit: The Employer…

By Jennifer Coleman-
Career Management, Career Transition

The Encore Case Debuts at Reunion

It was a beautiful reunion Saturday in April as Alumni Career Services gathered with 65 Darden School alumni and their guests to explore the topic of careers in retirement.  Since the late 1990s, ACS has supported Darden alumni in various career transitions.  Increasingly, we are approached by alumni who want…

By Marty Speight-
Career Transition, Resumes

The Dreaded Cover Letter

When it comes to job applications, the cover letter is often met with the most dread from applicants. The conventional wisdom is that no one reads cover letters and they don’t matter. However, we’ve also worked with enough clients to know that there are at least a few…

By Lindsay Guthrie-