Past Blog Posts

The CNSPY Blog began in September 2014.  If you have any comments, please let us know. Enjoy reading!

1. Networking: 102

2. It’s a Give & Take

3. Lights, Camera, ACTION Item!

4. Become a “Yes” Person!

5. Do Your Homework!

6. (When To) Send Your Follow-Up Email

7. Always Say “Hello” in the Elevator

8. The Elevator Pitch

9. Do You Know Who’s Listening?

10. MUST: Maximum Use of Supportive Therapy

11. Google Yourself

12. Network with Friends and Family

13. New Year’s Networking Resolution

14. 90% of Everything is Just Showing Up

15. “Here’s My Card”… Where’s Yours??

16. When & Where to Use Your Business Cards

17. Create Your Own Positions

18. How to Write a Resume

19. Check Your Spell Check

20. Cater Your Cover Letter

21. Interviewing: Bring Your A-Game with EVERYONE You Meet!

22. Interviewing: You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

23. Interviewing: The Questions YOU Should Be Asking

24. If You Hate Networking…

25. What Does Your Body Language Say About You?

26. Power Posing: How Your Body Language Can Affect YOU

27. Communicating Effectively Despite the Curse of Knowledge

28. The Other Half of Communicating Effectively – Listening

29. How to Radiate Confidence (even when you’re not feeling confident)

30. The 5-minute Favor

31. How to Write a Cold Email

32. Acknowledge Breaks in Your Career

33. Five Industry R&D Questions to Prepare For

34. Good Writing Part I: What’s the Point and Where to Start?

35. Good Writing Part II: Words, Words, Words – Choosing and Using Them Well

36. Good Writing Part III: Sentences and Paragraphs and the Importance of Location

37. Good Writing Part IV: Some Writing Resources

38. IDPs Aren’t Just More Paperwork

39. Perform an In-Depth Skills Assessment

40. Rethink and Reshape Your Skills

41. Autonomy, Mastery, & Purpose

42. Each New Job Should Achieve Two Goals

43. Overcoming the Permission Paradox

44. What Not To Do at a Networking Event

45. What You Should Keep and Cut on Your Resume

46. Revitalize Your Job Search

47. Make Every Meeting Count

48. The One Skill You Need: Ambiguity Tolerance

49. Hate Networking? Give the Speech

50. How to Cold Connect on LinkedIn

51. Think Outside the Box

52. Decoding the Job Description

53. How to Handle Criticism at Work

54. “Why Should We Hire You?”

55. How I Accidentally Networked

56. Creating Your Elevator Pitch

57. Is Your Resume Ready for the Small Screen?

58. LinkedIn vs. ResearchGate

59. LinkedIn: The Basics – Part 1

60. LinkedIn: The Basics – Part 2

61. LinkedIn: The Basics – Part 3

62. Your Resting Face Affects Your Image

63. Common Cover Letter Phrases to Avoid

64. Leave Them Wanting More

65. How to Tailor Your Resume

66. How to write an Effective Summary Statement

67. Swap your CV!

68. An Introvert’s Guide to Networking I: Strengths and Weaknesses

69. An Introvert’s Guide to Networking II: Prepare

70. An Introvert’s Guide to Networking III: Process

71. An Introvert’s Guide to Networking IV: Pace

72. An Introvert’s Guide to Networking V: Changing your Perception

73. Language of Industry

74. Telling Stories 

75. Informational Interviewing Part I: What is it?

76. Informational Interviewing Part II: Preparing for your interview

77. Informational Interviewing Part III: Interview Etiquette

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