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Dealing With Unemployment Depression

In our culture, personal identity and employment are tightly coupled. More often than not, the first question you get asked at a party is "What do you do?" Without a job, the pressure of personal circumstances is relentless. Options seem to evaporate while awful consequences loom closely. ...

Nine Reasons Not To Delay Your Job Hunt

Who could be surprised to read in recent news that people receiving severance and unemployment benefits start their job searches later? It's only natural that when income is flowing in, people put off the daunting and tedious job search task. Unsurprisingly, the longer unemployment benefit...

Tell-Tale Signs You Are Losing The Attention Of A Job Interviewer

In job interviews or other business meetings we take people for granted thinking we have their undivided attention. So we go into the meeting as if we are the most important person in the world to them for the next 45-60 minutes. I need to let you in on a little secret. You are not. ...

Highlight, Connect, Question: Keys To Getting & Keeping The Conversation Going

You walk into a room and see a friend who announces “Hi! I would like to introduce you to Mike. Mike and I worked together and Acme Co.” And before you can reply Mike grabs your hand, shaking it furiously and saying with wide-eyed admiration “I have heard all about you!” You blush,...

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Marks One Year Anniversary; Has Salary Transparency Improved?

One year ago today, President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law – the first piece of legislation he signed since taking office. However, in just one year, salary and the idea of “fair pay” has changed dramatically for most Americans. Do you feel there ...

Clearview Counterpoint: What Are The Consequences Of Being Uninformed About Your Salary & Compensation In 2010?

For this Clearview Collection point-counterpoint debate we approach the topic of salary transparency and compensation concerns for 2010. Many companies have reset salary and bonus baselines (and maybe pay bands) in the past year and even though predictions of recovery rise, many companies ...

Three Ways To Start A Conversation & Improve Your Networking Skills

Not everyone is born with the salesperson gene that allows them to walk up to a complete stranger and talk about anything off the cuff. However, if you are in a job search, it’s time to buck up, get over your fears and start talking to strangers. When you are looking for a position it...

How To Interpret A Job Rejection Letter

Currently, there are six applicants for every open job in the American economy. The jobs we’ve lost are going to take a while to come back. The most important implication is that you are going to get six times as many rejection letters in your search for work. Rejection letters make a ba...

Oracle’s Sun Acquisition Complete; Sun CEO To Be Cut

As of today, Oracle’s acquisition of Sun is complete, according to reports by the Associated Press. Based on commentary from Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, this acquisition means bad news to thousands. Oracle has plans to lay off approximately 2,000 people in the first few months, primarily S...

Are Your References Destroying Your Chance At A Job?

Ten years ago I was sitting in the office of my client Dan, a marketing executive. In the middle of our meeting, the conversation was interrupted when Dan's phone rang. "I need to take this,' he said. "I'm giving a job reference for a guy that used to work for me." I couldn't help but ...