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Resume Writing? Think Cathedral, Not Bricks

My friend Julie was job-seeking, and she had a big asset: she'd just completed her Masters in teen counseling. Julie was looking for a job working with at-risk teenagers. She'd already spent years, even prior to her collegiate education, working with teens at summer camps and in after-scho...

Corporate Garanimals: How to Determine If A Company Is Right For You

I so wish that there would have been Garanimals when I was growing up. I would have been so much better dressed and think of all the consternation and worry that would be gone. It’s just a brilliant idea. As they say on their website, “Garanimals was founded on a simple but unique conc...

No Innovation = No Value = No Job

It is well known that corporate America is looking to reduce costs to stay competitive in the global market. This cost focus will result in an even larger number of jobs being offshored and automated, including high-end white collar and technical jobs. It is an economic certainty. The days...

The Resume/Profile/CV Tsunami – Hit by the Talent Wave

I am consulting with global companies designing talent sourcing, assessment and delivery flow efficiencies to fill specific executive corporate positions around the world. And because of our current economic backdrop and the shared – aggregated dispersal of a position posted, tweeted or ...

Google Hits Reset on Company Culture

What?!? No more Google Dance?!? Afraid so Googlers. On Wednesday, Peter Kafka with AllThingsDigital wrote about the Google press conference in which CEO Eric Schmidt and co-founder Sergey Brin candidly discussed the next wave in Google culture as they learn from the recession and contin...

Background Checking Your Next Boss

The first thing you need to know about your next boss is how badly she was hurt by the financial downturn. A boss who is deeply underwater is likely to behave differently than one who is not under the same financial pressure. Someone whose debts vastly exceed their ability to pay is likely...

The Job-Seeker’s Secret Weapon: It’s Pointed

I was having lunch with my friend Jane, a plainspoken sort.  She asked, "Have you always been a career advisor?" "Heck no," I said. "I was a corporate HR VP for ten million years." "So, now you're doing penance?" she asked. I love HR. I still think of myself as an HR person. I just hat...

Tips To Define Your Resume Story

I don’t know how many times in my career I have looked at a resume and thought to myself, “there is no story here”.  A resume is a collection of work experiences that defines what you have done and what you potentially can do, but most importantly is a chance to let someone else kno...

Charlie Eitel

Active Company Culture vs. CEO Presence: What’s More Valuable?

In Sunday’s New York Times, an article by Julie Creswell honed in on a CEO who ruled his business from afar. Sure, everyone has those days when our shoulders relax because we know the boss will be out of the office for a day or two, but is it a good thing for business and company culture...

Rachel Asks: “How Do You Know You’re an Employee Zombie?”

One of the best things about writing on the Glassdoor blog is getting comments from readers. All writers live for readers and I am no exception. Last week, in response to the article “Are You a Zombie Employee & Job Seeker” a reader named Rachel asked “How Do You Know You’re a ...