Author Archives: Elaine Walker

A View from the Top: What makes an interview go wrong?

Several years ago a good friend of mine was considering a career switch and called in every marker in their social network to obtain an interview with the head of well-known Not for Profit in the Boston area. They had a great discussion for about thirty minutes, but the last thirty minutes were devoted to a polite, but clear “thanks but no thanks” message. Having interviewed, and been interviewed, for decades I had several hypotheses about what happened, which I’d …

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A View from the Top: What’s Your Story?

The typical HR recruiter is responsible for managing between 20 and 25 positions at a time – and they will receive anywhere between 50 to 500 resumes or submissions for every open position.  It is rumored that Google receives several thousand applications and resumes for every open position. This may or may not be true, and only Google knows for sure, but it is certain that the click and submit application process has greatly increased the number of applicants – and the …

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A View from the Top: Becoming the Ideal Job Candidate

I’m very excited about the chance to help Bentley students succeed in the workplace.  I meet with students in my classes on a regular basis to help them to figure out how to stand out in a competitive marketplace and I am happy to share those experiences with the broader Bentley community.

“But wait” I hear you say, “Isn’t my degree from Bentley going to help me to stand out? “ For many students, that question masks a level of uncertainty …

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A View from the Top: New Blog by Professor Elaine Walker

The Career Services Office encourages you to gather career-related information from industry experts, and we found our expert right here on campus!

Professor Elaine Walker offers strong career advice in her weekly blog that will be coming to you, via CareerEdge. The blog will cover topics from Career Fair tips, networking, interviewing, making the most of informational meetings, and many more important topics.

Professor Walker’s impressive background will give you insight into the knowledge she has to share. Professor Walker …

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