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Successful career advancement means staying in the know and on top of hiring trends and best practices. Below are some of our favorite tips and articles from career websites, experts, news media and blogs. Have a good tip or article to share? Send it to lthuer@nacwaa.org to be included here.

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Hiring a More Diverse Workforce

Nine Tips for Hiring More Women & Minorities
By Gwen Moran, Fortune Magazine

Landing the Job

How to Become an Athletic Director (A Seven-Part Series)

By Michael Cross, Athletic Director, Bradley University, UltimateSportsInsider.com
Part 1: Separators
Part 2: Athletic Director Hiring Trends
Part 3: Questions to Ask Yourself As You Look to Become an AD
Part 4: A Two-Minute Quiz
Part 5: How You Go About Your Business
Part 6: Resume, Cover Letter and References
Part 7: Geography and Family
Part 8: Your Current AD as a Mentor
Part 9: Investing In Yourself
Part 10: Test Your Theories on Stage
Part 11: Your Network
Download and print a PDF of the full series.

New Breed of College Athletic Director – Strictly Business
By Rex Nelson, Sporting Life Arkansas

The Dynamic Role Of The Modern Day College Athletics Director
By Jason Belzer, Forbes

On the Forefront: Q&A with Patti Phillips
By Kevin Hoffman, Coach and Athletic Director Magazine


10 Qualities of Exceptional Interviewers
By Jeff Haden, via LinkedIn

Acing the Only Three True Job Interview Questions
By George Bradt, Forbes

How to Ace the 50 Most Common Interview Questions
By Jacquelyn Smith, Forbes

How to Nail an Interview as a Woman Competing for a Man's Job
By Heather R. Huhman, Forbes

What Search Committees Wish You Knew
By Allison M. Vaillancourt, The Chronicle


Owning the Room -- Establishing Your Leadership Presence
By Karl Moore, Forbes

Your Journey to Executive: Insights from the 2012-13 Advancing Women at IBM Executive Research Study

10 Things Sheryl Sandberg Gets Exactly Right In 'Lean In'
By Susan Adams, Forbes

From Skills and Strengths Development to a Bulls**t Barometer -My Women's Leadership Wish List for 2013
By Cari E. Guittard, Huffpost Women

How Female Leaders Should Handle Double-Standards
By Herminia Ibarra, Harvard Business Review

How Women’s Leadership Shines In The Workplace
By Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Examiner

Managing Up
By Fred Smith, NAADD

The 9 Essential Elements of Leadership
By Linda Desanco, via LinkedIn

Top 6 Reasons Women Are Not Leading In Corporate America As We Need Them To
By Kathy Caprino, Forbes

Women In Sports Leadership: The New Norm? - Featuring NACWAA CEO, Patti Phillips Greg Santore, SportsPro Magazine


Career Counseling
By David Wescott, Bloomberg Businessweek


4 Networking Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

5 Common Networking Opportunities Job-Seekers Shouldn't Miss
By Jada A. Graves, BusinessInsider.com

How To Work A Room Like You Own The Place 
By Deborah L. Jacobs, Forbes

Take Advantage of Volunteer Opportunities in Sports
By Nels Popp, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Recreation at llinois State University, sportsbizmiss.com

The Three Phases of Careers - Where Are You and Where Should You Be?
By Karl Moore, Forbes


4 Hidden Resume Mistakes That Will Cost You The Job
By J.T. O'Donnell, Aol Jobs

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume
By Vivian Giang, BusinessInsider.com

Why I Tossed Your Résumé
By Brent Miller, Academic Program Specialist at Florida State University, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Social Media

5 Creative Ways to Repurpose Content
By Frank Strong, CoSIDA

Being Inherently Social
By Elly Deutch, The Migala Report

Cause and Effect: How the Media You Consume Can Change Your Life
By LoveSocial.org + MissRepresentation.org

Hiring Managers Reveal Social Media Secrets
By David Mielach, BusinessNewsDaily.com

Social Media Use of Student-Athletes
By Kevin DeShazo, Social Media Education

The One Thing Every Business Executive Must Understand About Social Media
By Dave Kepren, Dave Kepren Blog

This Is How Much Time You Spend on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr
By Zoe Fox, Mashable