Exercising Your Professional Brand at Conference Interviews

Rebecca Helton, MA

At Vanderbilt, we’ve been doing a lot with professional branding lately.  What you wear, what you do, and how you speak, sit, and walk all say things about you and can all become part of the 3-5 keywords you want to have as your professional brand. Karen Kelsky of The Professor Is In is on our wavelength.  A […]

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The Dirty Truth: Passion Isn't the Only Ingredient for Success

The Edge for Scholars

Although passion is often thought to be a necessary ingredient for success, we all know it’s not the only one.  If you’re passionate about handwritten letters, but everyone you know uses email, you may need to adapt to communicate.  Likewise, if your passion is autism, but another developmental disorder is what’s getting funded, you’re faced […]

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Job Seekers, Don't Curb Your Enthusiasm

The Edge for Scholars

For those of you heading on the job  market this year, take some advice from Allison M. Vaillancourt, VP of institutional effectiveness and HR at the University of Arizona: This candidate’s job talk got attention because it is so unusual for candidates to express such obvious enthusiasm. Many exude an “I could take it or […]

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