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Dream Your Job: Part – 5: What Kind of Leader Do You Want To Be?

Career advancement has two elements: technical and political. You have to master the technical aspects of the job before you can engage in the political. While both are important, political skill is 'how you get things done'. The technical content is more like 'what you do'. The technic...

Seven Holiday Tips For Job Seekers

It's no fun being on a job search at this time of year. For one thing, your ability to enjoy the holiday season might be dampened - or even drowned entirely - by the overwhelming reality that you're not working although you'd like to be. Your holiday spending may be curtailed a little or a...

Completing The Career “Story of You” During An Interview: Part 3 – Act III

Over the past month we have been learning how to be better storytellers when it comes to telling your career story during an interview.  We have looked at four mini-stories/plots that we should each have ready to tell at any time. How to Tell the ‘Story of You’ in A Job Interview:...

On the Hunt – A Job Fair Experience with Northwestern Mutual

Are job fairs really effective? According to some, yes. In fact, one candidate on Glassdoor highlights how their time was well spent by attending a local job fair in Connecticut. As a featured review of the month, here is how one job seeker went from job fair to interview with Northwestern...

How To Connect With The ‘Best’ Contacts on LinkedIn

Last week we discussed how corporate recruiting is changing. Recruiting departments are starting to act more like executive search firms, looking for ways to gain advantage by finding great talent before their competitors. Researchers are used in order to achieve this objective. We discuss...

In A Job Search? Follow The Pain

Last week we talked about why the black hole is your worst-odds job-search channel. We won't get a job by pitching resumes into the Black Hole. We've got to find 'our' hiring manager, and reach out to him or her directly. If the employer you're targeting is on the small side, with a few...

What Should – and Should NEVER — Go In An Out-Of-Office Email Reply

Your vacation is just hours, if not minutes away but before you dash out of your office for some well deserved time away from work, don’t forget to set up that incredibly useful out-of-office message. However you may be thinking: “I know I need an out-of-office email reply, but what ex...

What You Can Overcome In The Career “Story Of You” During An Interview: Part 3 – Act II

Act II in stories we are used to hearing is the part where we hear and read about the barriers and challenges that the hero (the protagonist) faces and overcomes. In the stories that we read  or watch, the more great barriers and challenges that build up the suspense and give the protagon...

Employed Layoff Survivors & Unemployed Cutting Back On Gifts, Travel & Parties This Season

Extravagant office holiday parties? Sayonara. Unexpected expensive gifts?  Those days are gone for now. Workplace gift exchanges among employees? This year, not so much. Glassdoor released the findings from its holiday workplace survey today which highlights how those employed, affecte...

Doing A Job Search? Help Career & Job Researchers Find You First

Recruiting is getting more complex. It used to be that a “full service recruiter” would have a phone, a Rolodex and their sales pitch. They would spend all day finding great talent and then pitching that talent to clients (i.e. hiring managers). Many a fortune was made in this simple w...