If you’re looking for work, one of the best ways to find a job is through informational interviews. Many jobs are not posted; instead, companies rely on their network to get the word out about open positions. Continue reading “The power of informational interviews” »
My husband and I recently experienced a negative customer service situation with an office supply store near our house. Thankfully, in the end we had a positive experience.
I won’t go into great detail, but basically we needed to exchange a broken monitor holder that my husband had given me for Christmas.
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Michelle Obama is celebrating her 50th birthday. Hard to believe she’s 50, she sure doesn’t look it. Her party invitation stated it was Snacks & Sips & Dancing & Dessert, and specified to wear comfortable shoes, eat before you arrive and practice your dance moves.
Continue reading “To eat or not to eat before a party” »
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I received a very nice email from a graduate student who was seeking answers to coffee meeting and informational interview etiquette dilemmas. He wrote:
I found your “Coffee Date Dilemmas” (blog post) very informative and helpful, with its consideration of small but important details, and enjoyed browsing your blog.
I do have a few follow-up questions, if you have a moment.
I’m a graduate student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and was recently introduced via email to a few contacts in the industry. I’m meeting them for a basic informational interview to better understand roles in the industry, and to possibly parlay the meetings into an internship in the summer.
I have a few related etiquette questions. Continue reading “Informational Interview Etiquette Answers” »
Every year this time my husband bakes goodies for the various people he works with or his Toastmasters clubs’ holiday events. I’m always happy he leaves some for me. One of our favorite recipes is Double Chocolate Brownies with Dried Cranberries. The cranberries and pecans add a tasty surprise.
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Despite what you may think, the holidays are actually a great time to further your career. That’s because it’s a time when we most interact with others, whether it’s mingling at holiday parties, flying to see family or friends or spending time with relatives or pals you don’t see very often.
So, whether you are building a business, looking for a job, or hoping for a promotion, take advantage of all of the potential connections you can make this holiday season.
Here are some tips to leverage this busy time. Continue reading “Further your career this holiday season” »