Why You Should Never Eat Lunch at Your Desk
Nov04

Why You Should Never Eat Lunch at Your Desk

I’ve heard it said that the US is the only culture in the world to eat and…eat and drive, eat and work, eat and talk about work. It’s part of being both a controlled time culture and a status motivation culture. Many Americans are trying to get more done to be more productive to realize greater success. Many international students tell me eating and working is one of the hardest things to get used to while living in...

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How to Contribute to Your MBA Study Group
Oct23

How to Contribute to Your MBA Study Group

A student shared recently that he is having a hard time contributing to his first year MBA study group. “The Americans never seem to stop talking,” he said. In response, we discussed four things that can help. Understand silence. People perceive silence differently around the world. For example, Japanese often use silence to demonstrate careful consideration of conversation points. Most Americans, however, are not...

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7 Voicemail Secrets to Get a Call Back Every Time
Oct05

7 Voicemail Secrets to Get a Call Back Every Time

Relying on email to schedule informational interviews? Voicemails can be a better way to get noticed and get on someone’s calendar. In today’s post, Stephen Key of Entrepreneur shares 7 Voicemail Secrets to Get a Call Back Every Time. Stephen’s advice fits with my experience. His most valuable point is leaving your name and number at the beginning and end of voicemails; you want to make it easy for people to call you...

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Mirroring American Body Language
Sep30

Mirroring American Body Language

One of the best ways to establish rapport and begin building good relationships is to mirror body language. Welcoming, competent body language differs across cultures. For example, in the USA, it’s important to make eye contact. It shows you are engaged in the conversation and demonstrates respect for the speaker. In a recent Entrepreneur article, Ivan Misner discusses eye contact as one of 4 Body Language Cues You Need to Know...

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How to Get a Job at MBA Career Conferences
Sep10

How to Get a Job at MBA Career Conferences

Conference season is upon us. Are you ready? Beyond campus visits, career conferences can be one of the best ways to meet recruiters and begin interviewing. Conferences can be overwhelming, but with the right strategy they can yield excellent results. Here are my 4 Steps to Find a Job at a...

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6 steps you probably skip during your job search.
Apr30

6 steps you probably skip during your job search.

Julie Rains over at WiseBread has a great article on steps most of us skip during the job search process.  Here are her 6 steps not to miss: 1. Defining Your Ideal Job 2. Updating Your LinkedIn Profile 3. Researching Workplace Culture 4. Learning About Interviewers 5. Uncovering the Difference Between Official and Working Job Titles 6. Sending Thank-You Notes Read the full article at WiseBread.com Image by...

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