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Have you committed one of these interview blunders?
On January 16th, Ivy Exec Founder and CEO, Elena Bajic, appeared on ‘Money with Melissa Francis‘ on Fox Business.
In this segment, Elena and the panel discussed some of the most common interview mistakes that lead to automatic disqualification – as well as some of the more outrageous interview nightmare situations they have encountered.
Serial joke-crackers, Mr. Spock enthusiasts, and trash-talkers beware…
As I braved arctic temperatures on my way into work today, I was struck by the similarity between careers and the weather.
In her capricious way, Mother Nature inflicted weather extremes on us this week. On Friday, my children were home enjoying a snow day, by Monday the snow was washed away by torrential rain and we were basking in a relative heat wave of almost 55 degrees Fahrenheit. And by Monday night, we were engulfed in a Polar Vortex with temperatures plummeting to -22 degrees Fahrenheit by morning.
Similarly, I’ve watched people’s Continue reading
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Thinking about business school? As a distinguished member of Ivy Exec, we are pleased to invite you, as our complimentary guest, to The Economist’s Which MBA? Online Fair. RSVP to Attend.
Taking place this fall, the online event will provide Ivy Exec members an efficient way to virtually interact with premier business schools all in one place, at one time. Get the answers to your questions and learn which program is the one for you.
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Want to create the dream team? Integral to any company’s success, beyond the skills team members contribute, is that magical blend of different personalities that generates the spark and sizzle a company needs, not only to succeed, but to survive. You need Givers, Champs, Matrix Thinkers, and Savants… This 4 part series will explore each personality type in more detail. In this installment, we present…
Remember the time you put together that Ikea file cabinet without looking at the instruction manual? Most likely, you then raised both arms into the air and Continue reading
I have seen that single-minded focus on an objective can virtually move mountains. This particularly rings true for me in the context of having built a business from nothing more than an idea. You can’t build a business without bringing relentless passion and zeal to the table each and every day.
A few weeks ago my five-year-old asked me to play Lego with him. My usual response is to agree to play just after I finish the long list of to-do’s, and often by the time I am done with the to-do’s we Continue reading
Explore key aspects of effective networking and attend to what makes it challenging for YOU.
Attendees will have the opportunity to share some of what holds them back in interactions with others, and we will discuss ways to raise the level of sophistication in many different networking environments.
Happy New Year! This is goal setting season — big time. Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? And if you have, are you sticking to them one week into the New Year?
I was never really a big fan of actively setting goals. However, I had a small epiphany this past year when I realized I’d achieved some things I wanted to achieve without really planning for them. Within the last year I started my business, ran the Boston Marathon, and traveled throughout Asia for 3 months. Not a Continue reading