Archives for Young Professionals

Answers That Matter: 4 Musts for Interviews and Application Essays

Whether you are applying for a job, college or grad school, you will face targeted questions in interviews and application essays. Here are must do’s: Choose Their Perspective: Start by keeping your audience’s perspective and best interests in mind. “They” are shopping. You are in selling mode, so this is less about sharing what you […]

Don’t Wait on the Waitlist: Do Something

It’s a new year. You just discovered if you were on the Naughty or Nice List in December, and you are making a list of goals and resolutions for the year.  Maybe you just made it on another list: the dreaded Waitlist at your preferred B-School. Oh no! What can you do?  This isn’t all […]

Interview

Are you covered by your cover letter?

I just read an article from Bloomberg that claimed just 18 percent of employers care about cover letters. Well I’ve received literally thousands of resumes and cover letters as a corporate recruiter, and let me tell you, they do matter. In each batch of applicant submissions, there was always one person’s cover letter that stood […]

Vanderbilt MBA Students Get Fashion Right

Women’s Business Dress: Separating Fun from Folly

The topic of what to wear in a professional environment is clearly a hot topic! My earlier post pointing to a style tip-sheet from 2013 Owen alums Kalen Stanton and Nick Hofer got lots of traffic. But as an alumna rightly pointed out, the post needed more advice for women. That inspired me to take […]

4 Traits that Make You Stand Out in a Job Search

How can you differentiate yourself during a job search? Owen alumni Paul Frankenberg (MBA ’03) and Ethan Dunham (MBA ’09), co-authors of the book Burn Your Resume, will offer some tips at a Vanderbilt Young Professional Programs event on Jan. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Management Hall on Vanderbilt’s campus. For more information or to RSVP, […]