Our Mission:To assist search clients in the process and attract candidates who are the perfect fit for each institution. Hyatt-Fennell works closely and diligently with every client to enhance the process and assure a successful search.
During a job search, most applicants will hear “no” many times before they hear a “yes.” Each time you are turned down for a position, it can feel like a defeat. However, rejection can be an opportunity. This isn’t Pollyanna thinking, it’s simple strategy. We have four ways to learn from rejection. 1. Ask for feedback. Ask the hiring manager if they can offer any information on why you weren’t a good fit or provide constructive criticism on your performance. This not only yie
When searching for a job, a healthy professional network is pivotal to finding the right position. However, many of us let our professional network languish until we really need it. The best time to nurture your relationship is before you need to tap into it. Here are three practices for a robust network: Engage natural connections. Get in the habit of reaching out to those in your network when natural opportunities arise. Read a great article? Share it with one person you th
Once you have received a job offer, you may feel like your work is done. This understandable sense of relief might cause you to fumble a critical part of starting a new job: accepting the offer. The editors at Zip Recruiter outline three principles for accepting a job offer well. One of their best pieces of advice: shift immediately to “we.” They point out: As soon as you accept the job, you become a member of the team. But there is a good chance your teammates will still see
2020 was the year of the sweat pant. With offices shut down and employees working from home, attire became more informal. As many are reopening and hiring, workers will likely be making a shift back to professional attire. Today’s job seekers must step into an interview without a clear knowledge of the workplace culture—including dress code—and how that may have shifted during the pandemic. If you’re in the job market, we have three rules of thumb for dressing for success. Re
Having a job opening at your institution can be disruptive. It upends the smooth functioning of a department and ripples out through the organization. Being agile and responsive so you can quickly hire the right fit for your position is key. In an effort to hasten hiring, many organizations immediately repost the job description on file. Reposting an existing job description without taking time to revise can hamper your efforts to find the right person for this moment at your
Job postings are replete with buzzwords. What exactly does synergy mean? In a recent article in Fast Company, Stephanie Vozza points out the potential pitfalls of using jargon. She writes, “While some of these words seem legitimate on the surface, they can also be ‘vacuous and superficial,’ says Michael Handford, professor of applied linguistics at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. ‘If potentially suitable candidates do not apply because they do not understand or feel
D’Youville is accepting applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean of Graduate Programs. Reporting to the Dean of Nursing, the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs is responsible for the leadership of the Graduate programs in the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing. Responsibilities include planning to achieve strategic initiatives, actions to support recruitment, retention, graduation, and success of students and alumni, and personal commitment to servic
Interviewing can be a nerve-wracking process. Being evaluated makes many of us nervous. It’s also something that most of us don’t get much practice at doing. Job searches are relatively infrequent across the course of your career. If the idea of a job interview makes your palms sweat, we have three tips to help you step through it with poise and presence. Do your homework. When you are prepared, you will be more confident. First and foremost, do your research on the company.
The previous year has seen seismic shifts in hiring, from a dearth of positions to a scarcity of applicants. As many employers clamor for employees, what are job-seekers looking for? Rosabeth Moss Kanter shares five priorities that job seekers hold and that employers should consider. Foremost on the list is flexibility. She writes, “Working remotely gave many employees a taste for the joys of autonomy and control; they don't want to be stuck in rigid structures. Although empl