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Ten Reasons To Run From A Job Opportunity

One of the worst things that can happen to a talented job seeker is to get caught in the Vortex -- that swirling, chaotic place where the hiring-process movement gets to be so fast and furious that it's hard to keep up with it. "They want me in New York next week to see the CEO!" you s...

Goldman Sachs: An Insider Perspective

Goldman Sachs has been in the spotlight as of late, namely due to excessive financial compensation for some of the company’s top brass. Case in point, protesters recently gathered outside the Chicago office to ask the company to donate its entire projected $23 billion bonus pool to preve...

Turned Down For A Job? Decide If It’s Time For ‘Fight or Flight’

We all want to be wanted.  And no matter, how we brush it off, it hurts when someone turns us down. We are confident enough in our own abilities and experiences that we expect that we will be desired for the jobs we interview.  In any situation, especially a job interview, there is an am...

What Is the Job Search Velvet Rope?

Have you ever been to a movie premier? Great nightclub? Concert? Then you have experienced the “velvet rope.” It's the barrier that separates the people who are watching the event as spectators from the people who are a part of the ‘in’ crowd. In the world of work you are often a s...

Jobs v. Ballmer 10.18.09

Apple / Microsoft War is Back On: New Products and New Marketing Campaigns

This was a big week for the computer industry – Apple continued to show strength with a favorable earnings report and new marketing campaign; Microsoft launched Windows 7 (in the hope of erasing Vista’s memory forever) and, while the company’s earnings fell 18% to $3.6 billion or 40 ...

The Art of Elevator Dancing

Tips to Think Positive At Work Or In A Job Interview

Optimism matters when looking for a job, making a sales call or asking for…anything. Here are three action steps that may help you prepare for a positive outcome. The Art of Elevator Dancing: This silly phrase represents a thought process developed years ago when riding the elevator u...

Clearview Counterpoint: Is Corporate Recruiting Broken? Career & HR Experts Debate

Moderator: Liz Ryan Here’s the issue:  Observers of the current organizational recruiting-and-selection process, in place at most employers, have noted that it's a contender for the dubious 'least functional corporate process' award. While Six Sigma and LEAN principles are in pl...

Dream Your Job: Part 2 – Find or Fund?

There are two primary ways to think about work. Your job is either a source of meaning or the source of funds for meaning you create elsewhere. One or the other. You find meaning in your job or you fund meaning with your job. Find or fund. Either or. Have you heard the latest round o...

CEO Watch List

Glassdoor Q3 CEO Watch List Report: Highest and Lowest CEO Approval Ratings Reveal Employee Opinions May be Influenced by Proximity to CEO

The Glassdoor quarterly report* on CEO performance is out, and it seems the down economy and internal actions may have impacted the popularity of CEOs across the board. More than 60% of CEOs on both the highest and lowest rated lists -- ranking 25 CEOs each -- recorded a decline in overall...

Why Talented People Don’t Get Hired

Employers call me and wail, "So many job candidates, and no one to fill my job." They say that the recent economic woes haven't made it much easier for them to hire talent. "We get flooded with applications," they tell me, "and most of them are dreck." Your applications are dreck? That'...