The ultimate job interview checklist

The ultimate job interview checklist

Break down the job-search process into three phases: Prep, search and close. When you think about it, the interview process also has three important stages. How you prepare and what you do afterwards is just as important as what happens when you’re sitting in the interview room pitching your skills. Below I’ve created a comprehensive […] … learn more→

The annual killin' it on the campus visit prep post

The annual killin’ it on the campus visit prep post

Some tips: •The campus visit is a gauntlet of job interviews and social calls, with some potentially harrowing, high pressure philosophy thrown in. You’ll meet with various deans, and lots of faculty, and students. You’ll be continuously shuttled from one thing to the ne.xt, with very little down time in between. You’ll be dined (sometimes […] … learn more→

Work towards a challenging and rewarding career

Work towards a challenging and rewarding career

A graduate scheme comprises of planned rotations of projects. In addition to offering in-house training, the students are offered the opportunity to pursue higher education where the employer part-funds the educational expenses. On the performance of the graduates, they are retained and promoted to higher grades on completion of the training program. A well designed […] … learn more→

How to spot fraudulent education documents and fake degrees

How to spot fraudulent education documents and fake degrees

The production of fraudulent documents, or fake degrees and diplomas, has been going on since antiquity, but it is only in the last ten to fifteen years that educational fraud or ‘fake qualifications’ have really become a worldwide problem. There are two principal reasons for this: firstly, academic qualifications have gained increasing commercial value. Educational […] … learn more→

5 reasons to be thankful for your thankless job

5 reasons to be thankful for your thankless job

That job you despise may be a blessing in disguise. If you’re having trouble finding the silver lining in your work these days, now’s the perfect time to look a little closer. Whether your job is plagued by boring tasks, low pay, long hours or a tyrant of a boss, there is always a reason […] … learn more→

14 ways to not get hired

14 ways to not get hired

Today’s job market doesn’t give you the wiggle room to be anything less than exceptional. It’s good to keep these major pitfalls at the top of your mind. Don’t be that guy. Want to know how to fail? It’s easy… 1. Don’t Follow Up: Follow up, follow up, follow up. The people you are dealing […] … learn more→

Building a stellar team

Building a stellar team

In a recent conversation with a new University leader, I was asked, “How do you build a stellar senior team?” The question is a powerful and important one, because only the institute leader can build a great senior team. It is not a delegated task. It takes discipline, time and attention, all in short supply […] … learn more→

Is it OK to talk politics in a job interview?

Is it OK to talk politics in a job interview?

In our democracy, voting is something of a sacred right that should never be taken for granted. But that doesn’t mean that as a job seeker your political views can be expressed anywhere and everywhere. “From a job-searching perspective, unless you’re going after a job that’s affiliated with a particular party, why would you bring […] … learn more→

Cramming for a test? Don't do it, say UCLA researchers

Cramming for a test? Don’t do it, say UCLA researchers

Every high school kid has done it: putting off studying for that exam until the last minute, then pulling a caffeine-fueled all-nighter in an attempt to cram as much information into their heads as they can. Now, new research at UCLA says don’t bother. The problem is the trade-off between study and sleep. Studying, of […] … learn more→

Managing a maternity leave

Managing a maternity leave

“There is something I need to tell you…” It was the conversation I had been dreading for two weeks, ever since I discovered that I was pregnant with my second child. It was only eight months since I had become the director of student development at a community college and a pregnancy had not been […] … learn more→