Job Search: Are the Odds Stacked Against You?

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As if job searching weren’t enough of a pain to begin with, it seems new wrinkles are added all too often. And they’re basically never designed to make your life as a job seeker easier. Companies seem to do their best to put distance between themselves and the great talent they say they need to […]

Are All Job Interviews Useless?

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When you line up and go through job interviews, are you wasting your time? This is not an easy question for most of us to answer, although you might have an opinion based on your experience as a candidate (good or bad). Recently I came across an article indicating that companies themselves tend to place […]

Last-Minute Resume – It’s a BAD Idea!

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You get a phone call or an email from someone who urgently needs your resume to submit for a great but time-limited job opportunity. Fantastic! Except for one problem–you haven’t updated your resume in at least 10 years. So you quickly throw together an “updated resume” that you figure will do for the time being […]

Successful Job Searching – What You Can Learn from Nature

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You might be saying, “Learn from nature about my job search? That’s crazy!” While it might sound a little off-the-wall, it’s not as crazy as you might think. I’ll admit today’s post is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but sometimes we can use a little humor to lighten a task that often stirs up negative emotions in […]

Job Search: Are You Being Scammed?

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Conducting a job search is challenging enough without sleazy, bottom-feedingĀ  individuals attacking you when you’re especially vulnerable. Even smart people can fall for something that’s not on the up-and-up but has cleverly been made to sound as if it is. When someone offers you an opportunity that seems to be just what you need, you […]

Job Interviews That Go Wrong

You’ve probably had at least one job interview in your career that “went south”–maybe even when you thought you had done well in it. (If not, consider yourself lucky!) Rather than beat yourself up about what seemed like a missed job opportunity, why not treat it as another kind of opportunity–a chance to gather and […]

Career Management: You ARE a Small Business

If you’ve ever owned–or worked for–a small business, you know how critical it is to get the word out to your prospective customers about the value you can bring to them. In all probability, no one is going to do this for you. Now switch gears and look at yourself as a job seeker who […]

Dumb Interview Questions Can Drive You Nuts

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Dumb (AKA stupid) interview questions are a frequent hot topic among job seekers and those who publish material relevant to them. In fact, it seems to be a topic that keeps on coming back, like the proverbial “bad penny” (for those of you old enough to remember that saying). Dumb Questions You Could be Asked […]