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July 2006

News and Views

Job recruiters may have unconscious cultural biases that impact their interviews with candidates from different cultural backgrounds. This article, from Career Development Quarterly, uses case studies to show how to improve interviewing techniques by establishing rapport with the candidate, building a relationship, and choosing appropriate interview styles. Details

Dreaming of starting your own business, even though you still work for someone else? Almost everyone does, says Business 2.0's Eric Schonfeld. Here are 5 ways to use your current gig to launch a new venture.

Office humor can help relieve stress at the workplace. Fast Company invites you to enjoy the funnier side of office life by enjoying the joke of the week and/or submitting your own.


Road-weary? Check out these 15 tips-guaranteed to take the "tired" out of travel. Find free Wi-Fi, green limousines, beat-jet-lag diets, healthy restaurants, and inexpensive local rental cell phones for calling from overseas. More

Blog Entry

In Praise of Networks — Check it out!

Coming Up

Workshops and Book Signings

40 Plus, July 17. Contact: Peggy Christoff

UD Alumni Networking Night, September 20, 2006, details to come. Contact: Shannon Haley