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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 ...

Unemployment Rate Continues to Rise

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued its monthly report this morning on the state of unemployment – and the findings are not positive.  U.S. unemployment rose to 9.8 percent in September, up 0.1 percentage points from August. This means that a total of 15.1 million persons were u...