Monthly Archives: April 2013

Are You Prepared to Use Your Language Studies to Make a Good First Impression?

On Friday, Ann Abbott and Beth Chasco in the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign hosted me as I led a workshop on “First Impressions: Getting Started on Your Job Search with a Language … Continue reading

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Start Networking Now. Here’s How.

Deborah Shane had a great post about networking on careerealism.com today: “8 Steps to Build Relationships After A Networking Event“. I have a colleague who probably follows those 8 steps more closely than anyone else I know–she takes notes, she … Continue reading

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Want to Know How to Use Language Degrees to Get a Consulting Job?

David Bower is a twenty-something Indiana University graduate who has a plum consulting job with Simon-Kucher & Partners.  He uses his business degree in his work to be sure. But what made him the standout candidate when he was interviewing … Continue reading

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Career Advice From “The Onion.” Ouch!

This career advice from “The Onion” was typically sarcastic and harsh.  Some of the digs taken at the expense of the fictitious job applicant, Corey Wilhelm, made me flinch. But there are a few great takeaways: 1- Your resume can’t … Continue reading

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