2009
Whether in person or via mail, landing a job may depend upon presentation

Whether in person or via mail, landing a job may depend upon presentation
February 6, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Is your e-mail address professional? Not “CUlateraligatr@anydomain?” Are your voice mail greetings at home and on your cellular phone professional in nature? Not “Thanks for calling the family zoo. If we don’t answer, you know what to do?” Is there anything somebody can “Google” about you that might be embarrassing, like a Facebook account or YouTube video? When you go to an interview, are you dressed professionally? Do you smile during interviews or when greeting potential employers? The typical job seeker has precious little time to make a great first impression, whether it is by phone, in person or over the Internet. Bill Bartlett is the president and founder of Corporate Strategies & Solutions, a Sandler Training Center, in Naperville. He is not an armchair theorist. He has more than 35 years of sales success and a proven track record helping countless professionals achieve unimaginable professional and personal heights. Bartlett will present “Presenting Yourself with Impact: Phone, Letters or Face to Face” from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 in the Krasa Center Rooms A, B and C on the campus of Benedictine University. The workshop is sponsored by Benedictine University’s Office of Career Development and Alumni Relations. Bartlett is a sought-after speaker and engaging trainer who offers a unique perspective and insight to his audiences on a wide range of topics. He specializes in reshaping the culture of his clients from passively “farming” to actively “hunting” for new opportunities. Bartlett’s dynamic speaking style challenges his audience to be fearless. He concentrates their attention on the behaviors, beliefs and skills necessary for increased performance and superior results. Bartlett helps people modify their behavior and eliminate self-defeating patterns that keep them stuck. The workshop is designed for job seekers of all ages. The event is free and open to the public. R.S.V.P. to Eric Guthrie in the Office of Alumni Relations by calling (630) 829-6081 or by e-mail at eguthrie@ben.edu.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.