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New Posts on The Job Search

Default Thumbnail Back to Basics: Resumes, References and Networking

Many job seekers start the hunt with a positive sense of urgency. You do all the right things, in the... 

Default Thumbnail The Case for American Idol

Whoever says that today’s popular television programming isn’t educational, hasn’t been watching... 

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Have you been wondering whether or not to attend job fairs? Well here are some reasons why I think you... 

New Posts on Managing Your Career

Default Thumbnail Forward Focus After a Layoff

At last, I know what I want to be when I grow up. That’s great. How old are you? I’m forty-seven... 

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More people are terminated because of interpersonal insensitivity than job incompetence. Better said,... 

Default Thumbnail Back to Basics: Resumes, References and Networking

Many job seekers start the hunt with a positive sense of urgency. You do all the right things, in 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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