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Applying for a Leadership Position? Four Ways to Show You’re the Leader They Need

Many application materials reflect back upon your career history. If you’re applying for a leadership position with an organization, it’s essential that your application materials and interview don’t just look backwards, but look forwards, painting a picture of your leadership and the difference it will make to their organization. Here are three ways you can do so: Understand the organization’s initiatives. If you are going to effectively apply your strengths to an organization, you have to understand where they’re coming from—and where they are going. Where do they need leadership? Connect the dots of how your strengths can enhance the work they are doing now and make them successful as the

Higher Education Career Trends to Prepare for in 2019

Higher education is a rapidly changing landscape. How will new opportunities and the increased pressures shape hiring in 2019? Here are three of our predictions: Technology will inform hiring. Technology touches every aspect of the interview process. Software can strengthen and streamline the screening process, including more qualified candidates, while minimizing bias. Paper résumés are increasingly obsolete. Video interviews are a first-line screening tool. Professionals need to be savvy with technology and consider it an ongoing part of their professional development. Personal branding will grow in importance. Personal branding is highlighted everywhere from video applications to an inten

Is Your Résumé Ready for 2019? Best Practices for End of Year

The holiday break is the perfect time to reflect on the year and plan for the future. A lot has happened in 2018. Does your résumé reflect that? You never know when a new opportunity will present itself. If you wait until your next job search, updating your résumé will be a mammoth task. By incrementally updating your résumé, you keep the task manageable, the content accurate, and the descriptions dynamic. Take advantage of the extra downtime the holidays afford with these best-practices: Update your résumé. Augment the job descriptions with any new duties, accomplishments, or roles. Update your LinkedIn profile. Translate the new content from your résumé to your online presence. Don’t forge

Leadership Lessons from Bedford Falls

Frank Capra’s classic It’s a Wonderful Life is a holiday staple, beloved around the world. Woven throughout this heartwarming tale are lessons on leadership we can all take to heart. Leaders aren’t thinking of their own comfort, but others’ good. When his father died suddenly, George Bailey abandoned his long-cherished plans to leave Bedford Fall and took over the family business. Bailey skipped his honeymoon and used his own money to keep Building and Loan solvent. It wasn’t even a question that he would—a good leader makes the success of those he is in charge of the top priority. Sacrifice is a leader’s middle name. Perspective is key. Problems can seem insurmountable when you are only loo

‘Tis the Season to Be Networking

If you’re considering a job change in 2019, the holiday season is the perfect time to renew connections and mobilize your network. Here are four tips to take advantage of extra opportunities the holiday season affords: Hone your elevator pitch. People can’t connect you with jobs if they don’t know what you do. You should be able to explain your job—and what sets you apart—in 30 seconds. Remember to keep it genuine—your elevator pitch should be a conversation-starter, not a sales pitch. Get out of the office. The holidays abound with opportunities to interact with others—including colleagues you don’t see very often. Attend holiday parties and benefits. Take a former coworker to lunch. If you

Are You Attending CIC’s Presidents Institute?

Hyatt-Fennell’s own Cheryl Hyatt will be attending The Council of Independent Colleges’ 2019 Presidents Institute. The 2019 conference will take place January 4–7th in Scottsdale, Arizona. Whether you’re considering a change of position in the future or just want to say hello, please connect with Cheryl and let her know you’ll be attending.

Higher Education Career Trends to Prepare for in 2019

Higher education is a rapidly changing landscape. How will new opportunities and the increased pressures shape hiring in 2019? Here are three of our predictions: Technology will inform hiring. Technology touches every aspect of the interview process. Software can strengthen and streamline the screening process, including more qualified candidates, while minimizing bias. Paper résumés are increasingly obsolete. Video interviews are a first-line screening tool. Professionals need to be savvy with technology and consider it an ongoing part of their professional development. Personal branding will grow in importance. Personal branding is highlighted everywhere from video applications to an inten

Congratulations Are in Order!

One of our greatest joys at Hyatt-Fennell is connecting competent professionals with important institutions so both can thrive. Deep congratulations to each of these individuals and colleges: Chioma Ugochukwu, named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of Cabrini University Joann Bangs, named Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty of Cottey College Darrell Radson, named Dean of the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business of Benedictine University Ann Marie Potter, named Program Director, Graduate Occupational Therapy Training Program of Moravian College Allyson Lowe, named Vice President of Academic Affairs of Trocaire College Maryanne Atkinson, named Dean of Health

Search Spotlight: Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

The University of Providence, a private, Catholic, liberal-arts institution in Great Falls, Montana is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer (EVP/COO). Reporting to the President, the EVP/COO is accountable for advancing the strategy and administrative operations of the University, and as such develops and implements a financial and operational infrastructure that is consistent with the mission and strategic plans of the University. For more information about this position, and the other searches we are assisting, visit our website. President (Deadline: December 10, 2018) Brenau University, Gainesville, GA Dean of Scho

Leadership Lessons from Bedford Falls

Frank Capra’s classic It’s a Wonderful Life is a holiday staple, beloved around the world. Woven throughout this heartwarming tale are lessons on leadership we can all take to heart. 1. Leaders aren’t thinking of their own comfort, but others’ good. When his father died suddenly, George Bailey abandoned his long-cherished plans to leave Bedford Fall and took over the family business. Bailey skipped his honeymoon and used his own money to keep Building and Loan solvent. It wasn’t even a question that he would—a good leader makes the success of those he is in charge of the top priority. Sacrifice is a leader’s middle name. 2. Perspective is key. Problems can seem insurmountable when yo

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