By Keith Lawrence Miller '14TC of the Columbia Career Coaches Network
A common resume writing theme is the inability for people to write their own. Most people believe this phenomenon only applies to them and are slightly ashamed that they cannot effectively develop a well-written resume. As a professional career coach, I work with hundreds of people on a yearly basis and the most common statements include the frustration and struggle with trying to write a resume. After 10+ years, I have not had the privilege of encountering someone with the unique ability to correctly and accurately write their own resume.Read more
She Opened the Door, the first Columbia University women’s conference, has been in the works for some time.Read more
Rarely is anyone eager to initiate a cold call, especially to sell yourself rather than representing a professional service or product offering. Combine the usual discomforts of making an unsolicited contact with the high anxiety associated with job hunting, and together they create a stressful experience. So why would anyone put themselves through the agony of making cold calls to prospective employers when clicking on the web and licking envelopes are the alternatives? The obvious answer: Cold calling really works.Read more
At Columbia Alumni Leaders Weekend, held annually at the University in October, Adam Vane '01TC, managing partner at Paragon Global Consulting, shared with alumni his expertise surrounding leadership skills for every day.
(Vane speaks with fellow alumni during his session.)