Perfect Credentials Tell You Nothing

When I was getting my MBA at Vanderbilt, a classmate applied for a marketing job at Gap, Inc. He didn’t hear back so he sought out a connection through a friend–someone who help a senior marketing position there. Her reply? “So sorry, I can’t help. We don’t recruit at Vanderbilt. It’s not a top ten school. This kind of behavior makes me sad. Not because it’s unfair, or because our school wasn’t seen as good enough. Really because it’s an ...

Perfect Credentials Tell You Nothing

When I was getting my MBA at Vanderbilt, a classmate applied for a marketing job at Gap, Inc. He didn’t hear back so he sought out a connection through a friend–someone who help a senior marketing position there. Her reply? “So sorry, I can’t help. We don’t recruit at Vanderbilt. It’s not a top ten school. This kind of behavior makes me sad. Not because it’s unfair, or because our school wasn’t seen as good enough. Really because it’s an ...

Perfect Credentials Tell You Nothing

When I was getting my MBA at Vanderbilt, a classmate applied for a marketing job at Gap, Inc. He didn’t hear back so he sought out a connection through a friend–someone who help a senior marketing position there. Her reply? “So sorry, I can’t help. We don’t recruit at Vanderbilt. It’s not a top ten school. This kind of behavior makes me sad. Not because it’s unfair, or because our school wasn’t seen as good enough. Really because it’s an ...

Quitting Is Good For Your Brand

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I can say no to camping, spicy food and bug retrieval.  But yet I can’t seem to say no to work. And when I take on something else, the only thing left to cut seems to be sleep.  With toothpicks propping open my eyes today after a paltry 5 hours of sleep last night, I’m reminded that quitting can be a good thing.