Why Even Seasoned Professionals Fail at Networking

Everyone talks about the importance of networking, from finding a job to securing a board position. Yet an effective networking campaign hinges on two words that, surprisingly, even many seasoned professionals fail miserably at: FOLLOW-UP! If you aren’t committed to following up with new contacts and referrals, it doesn’t matter how much you network. While […]

IT PAYS TO BE SPECIFIC

Be specific – two little words that have the power to change your behavior and the behavior of others. Yet, business professionals are rarely specific when giving feedback to their employees, colleagues or bosses. Why is that? Well, the obvious reason is that most people fear hurting others’ feelings. As a result, they give general, […]

#stupidcareermoves

“The stupidity of brilliant people never ceases to amaze me.”  – Jeno Paulucci   Read these doozies… March 23rd, 2016 My company has a catering firm that we order lunch from during the week. Last year an employee of mine called in sick with the flu and said he was too ill to make it […]

I Was Not Prepared for This! What My Education Failed to Teach Me

I recently had the pleasure of welcoming a young woman into the office as my new Manager of Business and Client Services. Contrary to popular belief about the millennial generation, her energy, enthusiasm, and dare I say new way of looking at things has definitely put a spring in our step here at Klaus & […]

New College Graduates—What Employers Are REALLY Looking For

What’s the one thing that many college graduates fail to consider when preparing for a job interview? Overcoming stereotypes! Everyone to a certain extent faces unspoken biases during an interview—or what I often refer to as a second conversation or subtext during an interview that is not voiced by the interviewer. For millennial job candidates, […]

Bye-Bye Birdie, Bye-Bye Summer

There’s a famous song in the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie entitled “What’s The Matter With Kids Today?” that bemoans the morality and mores of kids in the 1960s. I can’t be sure, but I bet every generation has said the same thing about the generation succeeding them and today it’s no different— there’s no […]