World Class Faculty & Research / June 25, 2009

How Friends’ Success Can Help You Get a Job

If it seems like you and everyone you know is looking for a job, it might actually help your search if your friends have success landing a position.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Cynthia Kay Stevens, associate professor in management and organization, talks about her research that finds peers’ success predicts success in job searches.

Dr. Stevens is an associate professor of human resource management and organizational behavior. Her research focuses on recruitment and interviewing, job search and choice, behavioral skills training effectiveness, decision making in top management teams, and the creation of intellectual capital through strategic use of human resource management practices. Her work has appeared in both academic and applied journals, and she has consulted with numerous businesses on human resource issues including leadership development, performance management systems, executive coaching, and organizational diversity initiatives.

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