Category Archives: Networking

Take a Walk through the Networking Process

Hannah Morgan’s “Get Networking” post lays out 3 key steps for networking: 1- list targets,  2- develop a pitch, and 3- know the process. Reading about it is easy, but actually networking can be difficult–partly because the process can seem … Continue reading

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Summer’s Here! Ready to Get Serious About the Job Search?

Summer is here.  Exams are over, final grades are in, graduates have thrown their mortar boards in the air and celebrated with family and friends.   Now it’s time to get serious about the job search.   From a quick … Continue reading

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Want to Host a Job Search Workshop for Students on Your Campus?

I lead campus workshops for humanities students that walk you through specific training in how to use your own experiences to illustrate vital skills in job search documents such as resumes, cover letters, and personal statements. My workshops also prepare you … Continue reading

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Are You In Career Transition? Which “Type” Are You?

In addition to campus workshops for humanities students preparing for their professional lives, I work with private clients. There are three main groups:   young graduates transitioning from college to career, mid-career clients transitioning from job-to-job or career-to-career, and academic … Continue reading

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When Is It Good To Use a “Trivial” Example in an Interview? More Often Than You Might Think!

One common topic at workshops I lead is: answers to commonly-asked interview questions.  For example: “Tell me about a time you failed at something.” “What’s your greatest weakness?” An example that I often use is: When I was in Spain, … Continue reading

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Are You Bicultural in Football / Fútbol? And What Could That Possibly Have to Do With Your Professional Career?

I have a vivid memory of someone telling my daughter that she just had to check out the Jason Sudekis YouTube video, “An American Coach in London.” This person detailed all the slapstick shenanigans from the video: “two halves!”  “Put … Continue reading

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Students at the Famously NOT Practical University of Chicago Get Schooled in Practical Applications for their Spanish

Within the humanities, there is a tension between the life of the mind and practical, professional training.   Traditionally, the humanities are dedicated to “development of the whole person” or “learning for learning’s sake,” which  provides a solid foundation for … Continue reading

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Are You Ready to Make a Good Last Impression?

First impressions and last impressions are the ones that stick.   Most of us are ready to make a good first impressions, but then when it’s time to take leave sometimes we forget our manners.  That can leave a bad … Continue reading

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Make the Classroom a Dynamic Part of Your Career Prep

The classroom seems like such an artificial and confined space for the kind of learning required to get you the job you want when you graduate.   But think of  the classroom as a starting point, an anchor, or an … Continue reading

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First Week of Classes: Are You Ready to Network?

It’s the first week of classes on most semester-system campuses and this week is the perfect opportunity to practice your networking skills.   Does it feel awkward?  Yes!  That’s why you have to do it now when the stakes are … Continue reading

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