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‘Etiquette’

Tips for a graceful exit

Aug. 23, 2016—Like many people, I find networking at receptions to be an awkward exercise. Once I'm in a conversation I'm fine – even happy! – but entering and exiting discussions is always tough for me. This article from The Nashville Business Journal gives great advice for exiting conversations gracefully. I can't wait to try some of...

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How to make a good first impression

Oct. 27, 2015—Meeting someone new for a business meeting, interview, or conference? How to make a good first impression, by author Harvey Mackay for The Business Journals, provides tips for how to act – and what not to do – when meeting new acquaintances for the first time.

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Polite Persistence

Jun. 24, 2014—At a recent CV/Resume Drop-In Clinic, a postdoc asked us about the correct procedure for following up with an alumnus who had agreed to look at his resume. The postdoc felt the in-person interaction was worthwhile, but the alumnus had not responded to the email. Should he email again if he doesn’t hear anything?  “Polite...

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LinkedIn introduction requests: what NOT to do

May. 6, 2014—LinkedIn is a very powerful tool in your professional toolbox. One of LinkedIn’s most valuable features is that it helps you visualize who you know that knows someone you want to know. (Got that?) Let’s say you applied for a job with XYZ company, and LinkedIn shows you that one of your 1st degree connections...

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Email templates for your job search and networking

May. 5, 2014—Job hunting and networking can feel like a full-time job. Make your search and networking easier with these email templates from The Muse. Muse founder Alex Cavoulacos has penned these email templates for you to adapt to ask for a recommendation, follow up on a job application, thank someone for a job interview, or ask a...

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ASPIRE to Connect: Building Professional Relationships

Feb. 17, 2014—ASPIRE to Connect: Building Professional RelationshipsTuesday, March 181:00-5:30pm, Student Life Center Gain practical tips and learn techniques to meet new people and cultivate authentic professional connections. ***REGISTER TODAY!*** You will learn:• Strategies and etiquette for professional communication• How to confidently describe yourself and what you do• Ways to network effectively at professional conferences• The power...

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The do’s and don’ts of communicating with a prospective academic employer

Jan. 22, 2014—An alumnus recently inquired about the appropriate way to follow up on a faculty job application. His question was a common one: “How, and when, do I follow up on my application for an academic faculty position?” Like many applicants, he was trying to walk the fine line between showing genuine interest in the position...

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To Connect or Not To Connect

Sep. 16, 2013—This recent blog post from Allison Vaillancourt for the Chronicle of Higher Education outlines some of the pros and cons of being an “open networker” on LinkedIn. For the most part, I agree with Allison’s approach. Like Allison, I value “quality” over “quantity.” I rarely connect with people I don’t know, and this includes current...

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5 Non-Annoying Ways to Follow Up After a Job Interview

Aug. 13, 2013—“What You May Be Ignoring In Your Job Search” by Heather Huhman, Glassdoor.com  You did your research, tailored your resume, and applied for a great position. You may have even scored an interview, came prepared, and impressed the interviewer. Now it’s just time to play the waiting game, right? Wrong! If you’re sitting around waiting for your dream job to find...

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Ten Take-Aways from the Career Symposium

Aug. 7, 2013—Your professional journey will be unpredictable and unforgettable. Begin your journey by understanding your strengths. Strengths Finder 2.0 is a great place to start. (Linda Distlerath) Have a good dose of humility. In your first job, find a buddy who can help guide you through the unwritten protocols and etiquette of your workplace environment. (Linda...

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Etiquette Express

May. 1, 2013—Come get a crash course in entering and exiting conversations, wine etiquette, and thank you note and follow-up protocol. Etiquette Express Monday, May 204:00-5:00PMLight Hall, Rm 512Registration is kindly requested.   **If you missed out on the event, please check out the Etiquette Express Tip Sheet for your use! Presented by Kate Stuart, program coordinator for the...

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