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How I Hire

By Dr. Suzanne Minarcine
Faculty Director, School of Business at American Public University

My older son is in graduate school and has always thought he wanted a career in academia. His Ph.D. will be in history, and he called to express his concerns about job opportunities. We ended up having a great discussion on hiring, both inside and outside of the academic setting, but he made me think about a few things. For any job there are far more applicants than jobs, there are certain things he can do to increase his chances of an interview.

I am a huge fan of Herb Kelleher’s philosophy of hire for personality and train to fit. There are minimum requirements for any job, but the personal qualities the individual brings is what will make them a good fit for the organization. Whether I am hiring wait staff, pilots, or professors, it is their character and personality that will guide them in their interactions with the internal and external customers.

The Art of Following Up

By Rowe Leathers, GCDF
Contributor, Career Services

One of the most important components in a job search is the interview follow up; yet it is one of the most overlooked and uncertain parts of the process. While many job seekers recognize this to be a critical step, many fear it because they don’t know what to say or, worse, don’t want to be a nuisance. To conquer your fear of making that call, consider shifting the way you think about it.

Is Your Introvert Personality Preventing You From Getting Noticed?

By Rowe Leathers, GCDF
Contributor, Career Services

Do you need to nail your next job interview? If so, don’t go! Instead, send someone who is a master of conversation, someone who is energetic and charismatic to help you land that job. A charismatic person can convey your skills, experiences and qualifications with purpose. A person with energy can showcase your commitment and dedication for success, and a master of conversation can connect with the interviewer to demonstrate your desire to be part of the team.

A Resume Recipe for Success

By Marcia Powers
Contributor, Career Services

Holiday baking is a big business in our household. In order to keep up with the seasonal demand for sweets, I tend to spend many hours in the kitchen, pressing cookie cutters into dough, and baking little masterpieces that will be distributed, examined, and (hopefully) enjoyed by many.

While obviously different, writing a resume is much like baking a cookie, both needing to win the approval of those who sample it. If you don’t want your resume to leave a bad taste in the mouths of prospective employers, consider following a little resume recipe for success.