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Alumni Spotlight

For Museum of Fine Arts Boston CIO Tom Catalini ’90, art appreciation doesn’t necessarily begin in the exhibition halls and galleries of the storied institution where he works. It often starts even closer at hand for someone with a penchant for all things tech: on his iPad.

At the April 24 meeting of the Bentley Success Network, recruiters from the pharmaceutical, health care and sustainable/clean/green energy industries discussed their expectations when interviewing candidates.

Everybody wants to look younger and more energetic - did you know your resume can help? It's true; a succinct and well-formatted resume can make you look years younger!

Most people find interviews difficult or stressful. InterviewStream is a leading, interactive software tool that makes it easy to practice and re-practice your answers to today's most common and most difficult interview questions. And Alumni Career Services is pleased to announce that InterviewStream is now available free of charge to all of our alumni.
At the last Bentley Success Network event, Career Coach extraordinaire Judy Campbell told Bentley alumni that "if you don't ask for a raise you aren't going to get one." She went on to say that it is the employee's responsibility to build a case for what they are worth.
You know that heady feeling when you're in the groove? Work is exciting -- you have the knowledge, tools, and attitude to master your job. You look forward to new challenges and the "grunt" aspects don't bother you. For the average person, it takes 6 - 18 months in a new job to achieve this level of mastery.
Imagine that you are at your favorite restaurant. The waiter comes to take your order and you select a specific entrée, provide your cooking/garnishing preferences, and choose the side dishes. After a few minutes of pleasant table conversation, your waiter returns and hands you a plate – but it doesn't contain what you ordered. Instead, it contains the waiter's favorite menu items. How would you react?
A few years ago I met with an alumnus who had been applying for jobs but not getting any responses or interviews. I suggested that he begin using a "two column" cover letter. After a few months he reported that he had received call-backs for interviews for every one of the nine jobs for which he applied. He also reported that he had accepted one of the offers and loved his new job. Tom said that he didn't think he would ever have gotten a job without the "two column" cover letter.
According to Rebecca Shambaugh, President of SHAMBAUGH and Executive Partner of the Center for Women and Business at Bentley, having both a mentor and a sponsor is the key to successfully climbing the corporate ladder.
LinkedIn has become THE platform for business professionals. Your profile will be viewed multiple times during a job search or while networking. It's important to optimize your presence. Below are key tips.

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