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Keys To A Successful Quick Start At A New Job

I was sitting in a presentation last week where I heard for the first time a couple of statistics that reinforced to me how important it is that we know how to get off to a quick start as we enter into new jobs or new roles. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, one in four workers a...

Fix Your “Taker” Career Brand

Several weeks back I received an email from a fellow I had worked with years ago. He was asking for some of my time to help him on a problem. I deleted his email. The last six times I had replied I ended up losing an hour of my life solving a problem for this guy, only to be ignored when I...

Advice On Keeping Your Job Search Fresh

Job hunting is more like sales than it is like research. Figuring out who your target is, what they do and how to get in touch with them is the easy part. Then, you have to go through the process of selling and facing rejection. You are competing with millions of other job hunters for t...

Arrogance of Talent Supply Threatens To Continue Resume Black Hole

Job candidates are uniting and are demanding to be heard. Employers should take heed and note on the verge of doing the same. And what are they demanding? They are demanding to be treated with a degree of graciousness, that they be communicated with and told if they are qualified for the ...

The Two-Way Street Job Interview: A Decision Making Process For The Employer & The Job Candidate

I never know what I'll find in my email inbox in the morning, but I know there'll be one or two job-interview horror stories there. Some of them are just sad; some are amusing and sad at the same time (like the hiring manager who asked a candidate, "Can you do such a great job that I get p...

Negotiating Salary? Be Transparent & Know Your Needs

The recruiter asks, “How much was your salary at your last job and what are you expecting in this position?” This is the moment of truth and you will be forever judged by the recruiter by what you do at this moment. Your choices are to tell the truth and take the chance that you ar...

Victims Don’t Get Jobs

Colleen McCreary, the head of HR for Zynga, was talking about mistakes that jobseekers make when applying online. Colleen’s warning to jobseekers was direct and dire: “You are going to be remembered - and not in a positive way.” What does this mean? I think it means that recruiter...

Are You Earning The Salary You’re Worth?

If you answered: “I’m not sure” or “Who Knows!?!” is it because you are not discussing salary and compensation with the right people or utilizing the best resources? Glassdoor.com recently surveyed more than 1,300 employed adults about whether they are comfortable sharing their s...