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The Ideal Student LinkedIn Profile

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In a conversation with one of Xavier University mentees on the topic of job searching at some point I remember saying, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know… and who knows you.”


That is because so many job openings are filled by referrals. And

Advice to My Mentees – The Myth of the 1-Page Resume

Resume Word Cloud

This past school year I volunteer to be a mentor to two Xavier students. During our conversations I dispel many myths about job hunting. One myth is about the 1-page resume. No offense to college career advisers, book authors on the subject and new recruiters, but there is nothing more …

5 Key Traits of Great Leaders

Leadership Traits

Leadership Traits

In the book, Lessons From the Top: The Search for America’s Best Business Leaders, Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, made the following observation:

“I think it’s very difficult to lead today when people are not really truly participating in the decision. You won’t be able to …

The Ideal Student LinkedIn Profile (Continued)

Last week after a conversation with my Xavier University mentee about his LinkedIn Profile I wrote a post on a couple key components for an ideal student profile. Well the list was completed so I thought this week I would give you the rest of the key components for a …

Innovation, Optimization, Capital Key to Sustainable Growth

Business Growth

Don’t take chances with your business growth

The formula for success is certainly not new:

Innovation +Optimization + Capital =Sustainable Growth

It has been stated and practiced by business experts and industry leaders for time and time again. Why then, do companies fall short or struggle?

Some experts think that …

Studying Business Failure to Achieve Business Success

Knowing Business Failure has Resulted in Business Success

Study Business Failure to achieve Business Success

Study Business Failure to achieve Business Success

We can write about business success, however we need to learn from business failure.  Once I mentioned at a business forum that I study “failure”. The look I received was of shock and puzzlement.  Why …