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Stop! Don’t Send That Resume

When you spot a job that looks interesting on Monster or CareerBuilder or anywhere, it's logical and tempting to apply for it. The job ad says "Apply Now!" and you think: I'll do it! It's not a good idea to apply for the jobs we spot online - at least, not in the moment. It's better to ...

Not All Interviews Are The Same…Be Aware

Few jobs are attained without having to go through multiple interviews. We all have had to prepare for interviews but how many of us actually prepare for multiple interviews differently?  Be aware that you need to, because not all interviews are the same, nor are the people who are you in...

Job Posting Specifications: Are You Asking The Right Questions?

Years ago I was talking to a section of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford and  asked the following question: A candidate finds their dream job in the career section of the newspaper. The job description explains that only people with 5 years of newspaper ad experience need appl...

Tips To Get ‘In The Know’ In Your Career

When we communicate in our jobs or in interviews too many times we expect to be told what we need to know. We assume the person we are in communication with will take the time and effort to provide the appropriate information and maybe even announce the ‘epilogue’ of the end of the dis...

Obama Jobs Summit Stirs Questions Over Salary Awareness

Today in the White House job summit, President Obama and his cabinet invited business executives, finance experts, economists, small business owners and labor leaders to discuss ways to spark job creation. The Christian Science Monitor highlights eight ideas to help jobs rebound and of the...

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...