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How name-dropping can make interviews fail

No matter that Chicago is continually duking it out with Los Angeles for second place in the roster of largest U.S. cities. As a practical matter, Chicago's business community is finite.

In Milwaukee and throughout the Midwest, the small-world phenomenon holds even more true. It therefore follows that the technology business community is even smaller. People......

Full article >>> get an interview, to impress a hiring manager or recruiter or to try and close the sale). For job seekers, it's about trying to get a job offer in a competitive hiring process.

I really hope you don't start this practice. It has serious downsides. Just look:
  1. Name-dropping is a way of saying: "My significance is proven by the lofty company I keep. Just look at these notable pe......

    Full article >>> ask someone about a promising candidate and be told: "I'm sorry. I don't remember him." It takes a lot to extend an offer after that kind of miscalculation. Is the extra half brownie point you may earn from invoking Flip's name worth the risk?
  2. Lastly, name-dropping suggests that you're a networking fanatic. It can send mixed signals to an employer. If you've been around forever, you'd be expec......

    Full article >>> t="blank" href="http://www.eprairie.com">ePrairie every Friday, is designed to keep you up to date with career trends and advice related to working and managing organizations in the post-bubble technology world. This article has been syndicated on the Wisconsin Technology Network courtesy of ePrairie, a user-driven business and technology ne......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Liz Ryan 02/18/05


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