Job Opportunity: Principal Research Lead with APQC

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Does passion for your area of expertise drive you to stay on the leading edge of what’s hot? Are you motivated to talk to clients to uncover their biggest business challenges? Do you enjoy presenting new research results to live audiences?

APQC is seeking an intellectually curious and experienced principal research lead to engage APQC members in ground-breaking research yielding valuable, relevant content. As the thought leader in Supply Chain Management, the principal research lead combines primary and secondary research skills with solid writing, presentation, and client interaction skills to develop research topics. The principal research lead shapes and scopes the research agenda and then disseminates the results as broadly as possible. Continue reading

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Etiquette Tip: Showcase Your Best Face

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Whether you are a college student about to be launched into the working world or someone launched long ago, consider your LinkedIn photo.

Social networking site LinkedIn connects people in business. Some people rack up 500+ connections and forget about it. Stay active on LinkedIn with current contacts and find new ones.
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Etiquette Tip: Asking for a coffee interview

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The Holidays are a great time for informational interviews. Here is the challenging part: you have to ask for them.

If you meet someone at a party or event, don’t be afraid to ask. “Your career (or company) sounds very interesting. Do you have time this week to grab a cup of coffee and tell me more about what you do?”

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IES Internships Abroad – Familiarization Trip

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London, November 2014 

IES Office in Bloomsbury Place

IES Office in Bloomsbury Place

Have you ever wanted to study abroad but also wanted to do an internship? Then the IES Internships Abroad program may be perfect for you. I was recently invited to visit their London location and see first-hand the operation and meet students participating in the program.

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Etiquette Tip: What interviewers don’t care about

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It’s time for a little tough love.  This is difficult for me to say, and the last thing I want is for you to take this the wrong way.

But interviewers don’t care what they can do for you.  There it is.  The skunk is on the table.

They don’t care that the job might be a great stepping stone in your career or that you would have a tremendous sense of accomplishment if you worked for them. Continue reading