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Etiquette Tip of the Week: Last check before the offer

Another story from an employer.  The company was getting ready to tender an offer to a young man who just graduated from college.  The last step in the process was a quick check of his Facebook page.

On the Facebook page, he was bragging about his third DUI.  The offer was never offered.

“Never” is not completely accurate — the offer went to the next candidate, whose Facebook page checked out.

If you are going to be on Facebook, what positive things can you do while growing your career?
Show you can communicate in complete sentences.
Have pictures with friends who don’t have beers in their hands.
Stay out of politics — unless you plan to spend the rest of your life in politics.
Wear clothes.  Not swimsuits.
Let some of the activities on your resume be reflected in your Facebook content.

The most important part: don’t put everything out there.  A little mystery makes a person interesting. When you publish everything you do, think and feel, your mystery is history.

Culture and Manners Institute
http://www.cultureandmanners.com/

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Albin, Randall & Bennett, CPAs Open House – Thursday, October 2, 2014 @ 4pm-7pm

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Etiquette Tip of the Week: Getting it right after they got it wrong

The Etiquette Tip of the Week often covers name recall, but what happens when someone keeps mispronouncing your name?  Should you correct him/her?  How many times?

Believe me, I get this.  With a name like Callista, I get called, Alyssa, Carissa, Colesta, Calleesta, Clarissa, Clarice (a perfectly nice name ruined by Silence of the Lambs). In high school, a gym teacher repeatedly called me, “Castella.” (After a while I said, “Just call me Stella.”)

I try to assist people by saying, “It sounds like ‘ballistic.”

The worst thing people can do is make up a nickname that is convenient for them. “How ’bout if I just call you, Cal?” or “Callie?”  Sometimes they don’t even ask. Please don’t assume Catherine is “Cathy,” or Margaret is “Maggie” or Andrew is “Andy” or “Drew.”

I have to confess, there are times I am the perpetrator and not the victim.  A few weeks ago, I was at an upscale dinner where the woman across from me was introduced to me as “Judith.”  In the first question out of my mouth, I called her, “Ruth.”

If someone keeps mispronouncing your name or calling you by the wrong name, correct them twice.  After that, forget it.  They are not going to get your name.

If someone you meet has a complicated name, ask them to repeat it — again and again, until you get it.  Write it down phonetically if you have to.  Most people will be pleased you made the effort.

Culture and Manners Institute
http://www.cultureandmanners.com/

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On-Campus Recruiting Cancellation Policy

Please note:  If you have any telephone or Skype interviews coming up, why not take advantage of a private interview room with a landline phone located in the Career Center?  To schedule the interview room, please call the Career Center at 581-1359 or stop by, third floor, Memorial Union.
Day & Date Employer Event Type Location Time  
Friday
9/12/14
Unum  Recruiting Event for Business Majors Portland, Contact
Career Center
 ½ day lunch provided  RSVP Required: Contact Career Center
Tuesday
9/23/14
Baker, Newman & Noyes Open House/ Student Night
280 Fore St, 5th Floor, Portland 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm RSVP Required: lvarela@bnncpa.com
Monday
9/29/14
Unum On Campus Open House/ Info. Session Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm  
Tuesday
9/30/14
Purdy Powers & Company On Campus Interviews Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday
10/1/14
Berry Dunn Open House/ Student Night 36 Pleasant St., Bangor 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm  
Wednesday
10/1/14
Albin, Randall & Bennett, CPAs On Campus Interviews Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union All day  
Thursday
10/2/14
Albin, Randall & Bennett, CPAs Open House/ Info. Session 130 Middle St, 3rd Floor, Portland 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm RSVP by Sept. 26 to Faith Bentley at fbentley@arbcpa.com or 207.772.1981
Monday
10/6/14
Macpage, LLC On Campus Interviews Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union All day  
Tuesday
10/7/14
Runyon Kersteen Ouellette On Campus Interviews Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union All day  
Tuesday
10/7/14
Baker, Newman & Noyes Info. Session Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm  
Wednesday
10/8/14
Baker, Newman & Noyes On Campus Interviews Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union All day  
Thursday
10/9/14
Berry Dunn On Campus Interviews Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union All day  
Wednesday
10/15/14
POWER Engineers, Inc. Info.Mtg. Bumps Room, 2nd floor, Memorial Union 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Dinner will be served
Wednesday
10/15/14
Kiewit Infrastructure Co Info.Mtg. Boardman Hall, Room 310 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Pizza will be served
Wednesday
10/15/14
General Dynamics/ BIW Info Mtg. Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Pizza will be served
Wednesday
10/15/14
Analog Devices Info. Mtg. Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Pizza will be served
Thursday
10/16/14
TRC Solutions Info. Mtg. Barrows Hall, Room 125 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Pizza will be served
Thursday
10/16/14
Project Login Reception Bangor Room, 2nd floor, Memorial Union 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm  
Thursday
10/16/14
Ellison Surface Technologies Info. Mtg. Career Center, 3rd floor,
Memorial Union
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday 10/17/14 Ellison Surface Technologies On Campus Interviews Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union 8am – 10am
Friday
10/17/14
Analog Devices On Campus Interviews Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union All day  
Friday
10/17/14
Elecnor Hawkeye, LLC On Campus Interviews Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union All day  
 Friday 10/17/14 Pratt and Whitney On Campus Interviews Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union All day  
 Friday 10/17/14 Tata Consultancy Services On Campus Interviews Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union All day  
 Friday 10/17/14 Texas Instruments On Campus Interviews Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union All day  
 Friday 10/17/14 Tyler Technologies On Campus Interviews Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union All day  
 Tuesday 10/28/14 Eaton Corporation On Campus Interviews Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union All day
 Monday 11/24/14 Turner Construction On Campus Interviews Career Center, 3rd floor, Memorial Union All day



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