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Do You Know the Answer to These Interview Questions?

Proper interview-preparation requires thoughtfulness, focus, and creativity. Once you’ve researched the company, considered how you are suited for the position, and honed your elevator-pitch, you need to anticipate the questions they will be asking. The folks at The Muse have 30 behavioral interview questions you should be prepared to answer. One of our favorites: “Give me an example of a time when you had to explain something fairly complex to a frustrated client. How did you handle this delicate situation?” Read the entire list here.

Could a Scheduled Screen-break Increase Your Workplace Productivity?

Employees today are more plugged in than ever. Many check—and respond—to email outside of work hours. In the face of increased connectivity, there is value in intentionally creating balance by engaging with the three-dimensional world. There is no doubt that computers increase workplace efficiency and capacity; however, they can also increase stress and proliferate distraction. Odds are wherever you are reading this, your phone is within 3 feet of you. Charlotte Lieberman noted our dependence in the Harvard Business Review: “it’s not unusual to have your phone with you at all times. We carry our phones around everywhere as if they are epi-pens and we all have fatal allergies.” Taking an inte

If You Love Something Let it Go? How to Move on Gracefully

Passionate individuals make good employees. The same drive that makes you good at your job may make it hard to leave it. Whether you’re retiring, moving to a new role within your organization, or going to a new company altogether, letting go of something you care about is difficult. It can easily feel that all the progress you’ve made will be undone or your accomplishments unraveled. That is rarely the case. We have four reminders to help you pass the torch gracefully—and gratefully—when leaving a job. Make space. Transition brings a lot of emotions in tow. Know that even the best change won’t be smooth sailing. Some things will make you feel proud; others will make you feel sad, frustrated,

Are You Working in a Constant State of Urgency?

To-do lists are endless. Inbox-zero seems like a distant dream. Demands on your time are constant. Dr. Rob Sheehan, Academic Director of the Executive MBA Program at the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business, explores the best way to step off the urgency hamster-wheel in his recent article. He shares, “The leaders I talk with—whether they are in corporations, nonprofits, or government—tell me that most of their days are frenzied. They feel like they are in a ‘constant state of urgency’—going from one fire to another.” Read his suggestions for a more productive approach here.

Social Media and Careers: Think Before You Tweet

The precipitous demise of Roseanne Barr’s career is a cautionary tale of the power of social media. Being aimless in your social media engagement is lazy at best, dangerous at worst. Here are our tips for being part of the conversation without the risk. Assume everyone is listening. Many people make the mistake of thinking that social media is just that: strictly social. Don’t say anything on Facebook or Twitter that you won’t say at a work function. Even if you have your privacy settings dialed down, screen shots can make their way around. If you are gambling on your privacy settings, you’re setting yourself up for failure. When in doubt, don’t. Make a habit of rereading things before you p

There’s Still Time to Apply

Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search is currently assisting in a number of searches for positions at colleges and universities around the country. Several searches close on July 16th. Whether you are looking or you’d like to share with someone you know who would be a perfect fit, there’s still time to apply. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.hyattfennell.com/searches Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Deadline: July 16, 2018) - Cabrini University, Radnor, PA Director of Athletics (Deadline: July 16, 2018) - Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA Dean of the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business (Deadline: July 16, 2018) - Benedictine University, Lisle, IL Progra

Happy Independence Day

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. July Fourth is an opportunity to reflect on the precious freedoms that are ours in the United States. As the country commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we encourage you to consider how you can support life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for those in your community. Happy Independence Day from all of us at Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search.

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