Author: John Sumser

Weighing Working vs Employment

If you need a babysitter, get a job. All of the things that make employment good or bad involve the company treating…

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How To Get A Job

Last night, I took a plane to San Francisco from Boston. It was a last minute thing and I was running behind.…

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The Joys Of Being Unemployable

Each day, I learn several new and interesting things as a part of my work. On the days where that doesn’t happen,…

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Job Recruiting Is Kaput

The process used to put people in jobs is really, really broken. Within the recruiting and HR professions, scant attention is being…

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Common Hiring Mistakes

There are a slew of consultants who are ready to tell you how to find the perfect candidate. Given the fact that…

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Getting What You Want Out Of A Job: Pointers Before You Accept An Offer

Job hunting is demoralizing and disorienting. In our society, people generally define themselves by what they do. Without that essential element, life…

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Networking Is Not Working

Every time I hear someone tell me that they are going to a networking event, my skin crawls. Networking events are meat…

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The Four Kinds Of Jobs To Look For

For several years now, I have been giving a talk on job hunting and technology to the graduating class of a local…

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The Best Times To Update Your Resume

Usually, people don’t keep their resumes up to date when they think they’ve found a home. That makes the creation of a…

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Don't Expect Love From A Job Application Machine

If you’re smart, you figure out where you want to work, who you want to work for and network your way in.…

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How Getting A Job Is Like Getting Start-Up Investors

Getting a job is not all that different from finding an investor for a start-up company. If you make $75,000/year, get normal…

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How To Get A Personal Referral For A Job

So you’ve figured out what you want to do and where you want to work. That’s remarkable progress. Most people get really…

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