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Cheers to a New Year!

As the year draws to a close, we’d like to express our appreciation for all past and current clients of Hyatt-Fennell. We treasure your partnership, look forward to serving you in 2017, and send best wishes for a joyful new year celebration.

Resume Refresh: A Best Practice for End of the Year

The end of the year has a built-in rhythm of taking stock and making plans for the coming year. We scrutinize habits, evaluate goals, and explore intentions. As you are thinking about your personal health, take some time also to foster your professional health by dusting off your resume. The best time to update your resume is before you need it! By making periodic changes and updates your content stays more accurate and descriptions more vibrant. Your 2017 resolutions should include professional resolutions. Allow your goals for the future to be informed by your growth in the past. Pull out your resume and evaluate these areas: 1 Current content. Start at the most basic: is your phone numbe

Happy Holidays from Our Team to Yours

Holidays are a time of gratitude and giving. Warmest wishes for a joyful holiday season from the team at Hyatt-Fennell. We are grateful for your partnership and look forward to working together in the year to come!

Holiday Party Faux Pas

We’ve gathered a few stories of office parties gone awry as cautionary—and hilarious—tales. Follow the links for more chuckles. “Peggy Sanchez was test-driving a Segway, a two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicle, and “got a little cocky,” she says. When she took a turn too sharply, she and the Segway both went flying — she broke the handlebar off the vehicle and fractured her wrist. Although she didn’t have to pay for the damages, estimated at $2,000, she did have to face all her co-workers at the office the next day.” “I was working in a sandwich shop with only six employees. The owner invited all of us to a formal holiday party at his house. I didn’t realize until I showed up – in my

If Your LinkedIn Profile is Missing These, You Could Be Missing Out

You know LinkedIn is important. Far too often, profiles are perfunctory rather than strategic. Is your LinkedIn underperforming for you? Give your profile an audit to make sure it has the following components: 1 Photo. According to LinkedIn profiles with photos get 14 times more views. Be sure your photo is professional in attire and tone. In the age of smartphones, it’s easy to have someone snap a picture in natural light and get a quality photo. Like a passport photo, your head should take up most of the frame. 2 Summary. LinkedIn now has a section for a summary. It’s a great place to add your personal elevator pitch. This is your chance to make an impression and shape how people think o

Look Ahead to Get Ahead: Plan for Success in 2017

As 2016 winds down, it’s important to begin strategic planning for 2017. Make a list of your top roles to fill, both in terms of new positions and succession planning. It's necessary to look to the near future when hiring, but it's wise to think further out. Picture your organization in 5 years. Where do you want to be then? What hires do you need to pursue now to make that a reality? Some key questions to ask: 1 What current positions will become open? 2 What weaknesses are there in your team? 3 What goals for growth do you have? 4 How can you improve upon your previous hiring process? Working with an experienced and proven search-firm like Hyatt-Fennell can yield higher quality candida

Search Spotlight: President & Provost

The new year may be time for a new position. Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search is currently assisting in the following searches: 4 Neumann University, a thriving private university in Aston, Pennsylvania is currently seeking a new president. For more information and to apply visit our website. 5 Rockford University is accepting applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Information, deadlines, and application instructions can be found at our website. We add searches regularly. Visit our website for a complete list of open searches.

Office Party Do’s and Don’ts

Your behavior at the next holiday party can follow you into your next job, and the next one after that. Behave! Here are some tips for making the most of your office celebration: Do 1 Attend. Do accept your company’s invitation and enjoy the celebration they are throwing. Go and stay for at least an hour: making a brief perfunctory appearance can be worse than not going at all. 2 Dress appropriately. This is a party, but it’s a work party. Your outfit shouldn’t look like just another workday, nor should it look like a night at the club. Dress in conservative but festive attire. 3 Have fun! Don’t just talk shop all night. Remember that it is a holiday celebration and enjoy yourself. Make

Don’t Be Fooled by a Good Interview

Elaine Maimon writes that interviews are often like speed dating—and can have consequences as disastrous. Charisma can be misleading: “We have all made the mistake of hiring a practiced interviewee who turns out, once hired, to be far less skilled at doing the job.” She advocates asking three questions to get to the heart of the matter: 1 Why you? 2 Why us? 3 Why now? She writes, “After years of experience in interviewing and being interviewed for campus positions, I have distilled the interview questions into the equivalent of speed dating, starting with three: Why You? Why Us? Why Now? These questions can keep candidates focused on what we really need to know.” Read her entire article h

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