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Don’t Get Caught ‘Pulling a W’ During a Job Interview

These past few weeks have seen a number of guffaws and acts of incivility and decorum.  It started with Congressman Joe Wilson, shouting “You Lie” at President Obama.  Followed by Serena Williams telling an umpire to place the tennis balls somewhere I won’t repeat. Lastly, Kanye We...

Five Ways to Brown Nose at Work

Looking to get some brownie points from your boss so that when the economy rebounds you’ll be first on the list for a promotion and a raise? Try these suggestions to get on your boss’ good side, some subtle and some so obvious that it will keep competition among colleagues alive and we...

Active Job Seekers Beware; Get Screened In Before Your Next Job Search

Last week we introduced three new concepts that recruiters use to evaluate job candidates: active, passive and brand talent. Today’s conversation takes a deeper look at what it means to be “active talent.” Unfortunately the view isn’t pretty. If you recall from last week, active...

Don’t Be A Workplace Fashion “Don’t”

With fashion week alive and well in New York this week, we are reminded of fashion dos and don’ts – you know the things that can cause us to cringe and ask “what were they thinking?” and “did they look in the mirror before they left the house?” Questionable fashion selection...

Struggling with the Job or Talent Search? Fine Tune Your Career Networking R.A.D.A.R.

The television series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, on ABC from 1964 to 1968, was the decade’s longest running science fiction show and introduced life on the nuclear submarine Seaview. There were battles with giant octopi, aliens, other submarines – you get the picture. In the back...

Mastering the Phone Interview

The phone rings, and you’re working on a myriad of different tasks (perhaps none of them related to your job search).  You pick up the line and suddenly you find yourself speaking to a potential employer that you sent your resume to 3 months ago. Even with no warning of the all-importan...

How to Interview The Company: Part 1

In the end, all that you have is the experience you get. When you go to work for a company, you are putting your career capital to work. You must understand how the company is going to increase the value of your investment. A long time ago, people didn't have to think about this as much...

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Broach the Salary Topic

In real estate sales, the conventional wisdom is that the person who mentions money first, loses - or at least is at a disadvantage during the negotiation. The same notion has been bouncing around the job-search advice-o-sphere for years, but here it doesn't fit so well. It's easy to see t...