Why name-dropping may not impress interviewers

09/30/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Connections can help a candidate get a job, but job seekers should be careful about name-dropping during an interview, Jeffrey Kudisch, career services director at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, advises. Candidates may come off as arrogant if they mention too many people they know, Kudisch suggests. "Whether you're participating in a job interview or professional networking event, remember the formula for success includes keeping your ego in check, being conservative, and maneuvering delicately," he writes.

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