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New Posts on The Job Search

Default Thumbnail Take Time with References

References. Applicants and interviewers worry about them, don’t know how to choose them, to use them,... 

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I’ve received so many requests for more of the “most common mistakes made by job seekers”, I thought... 

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If you’ve got the interview jitters and you’d like to calm your nerves, let’s get on top of some... 

New Posts on Managing Your Career

Default Thumbnail Sometimes What You Need to Know is Hard to Hear

How open are you to receiving feedback about your work and workplace behavior from a perspective different... 

Default Thumbnail Q&A: More Tips for Getting Hired

I’ve received so many requests for more of the “most common mistakes made by job seekers”, I thought... 

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I know it’s tough to be laid off, and scary to be without a paycheck. The market’s tight and the... 

Questions from Readers

Q&A: More Tips for Getting Hired

I’ve received so many requests for more of the “most common mistakes made by job seekers”, I thought I’d better throw a few... 

Q&A: Interviews, Thank You Notes and Being Smart Enough

Questions from readers: “I’ve just returned from what I’d call a mighty good interview. I’d like to improve my odds for getting... 

Face Your Fear

I wrote a newspaper column about fear and the number it can play when you’re looking for a job.  Given the number of responses I... 

Make it Sustainable

Q:  My job is gone and my company left with it. I can’t say I’m surprised. Disappointed? Oh, yes. But not surprised. I worked... 

Questions about Job Search Strategies

Thanks for your great questions regarding job search strategies. Here are a few that represent what you’re asking:   Q: I’ve worked... 

Dealing With “Youngsters” (a.k.a. Your Manager)

“How do I deal with the fact that I’m smarter and more capable than the person hiring me?  This kid with a name tag that says,... 

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