Elevator Speech Out! Bumper Sticker In: Advice For Career Networking

For years, people have been asking me for help with their networking Elevator Speeches. And for years, I’ve been saying “When are…

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Is It Ethical To Stay In A Well Paid Job And Just Coast Through?

Dear Liz, I’ve been at my job five years, and there are aspects of the job that I love and others I…

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Hope For The Over-Fifty Job Seeker?

Lots of job seekers are on the edge right now. Employers are taking forever to make hiring decisions, they go into radio…

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Whose Career Plan Are You On?

My friend Angela called me. “Do you find me a risk-taker?” she asked. “I’ll be honest, Angie,” I said. “I adore you,…

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Is There Room For Religion In The Workplace?

I love employment-related legal issues, especially the cutting-edge ones that make the papers. It isn’t that I like to see people in…

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Smarter Interview Questions For Employers

Dear Liz, I’m a call center manager in a small but busy company. I’m completely on my own when it comes to…

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How Much Salary Do I Give Up By Changing Careers?

If I could change one thing in the typical job seeker’s mind, I’d get a crowbar and pry out (and incinerate) the…

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Career Reinvention Starts With A New Frame

A woman called me from out of state. “I want to apply for this call center manager job I found,” she said,…

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Are Companies Beating Talent Away With A Stick?

I saw the funniest job ad. It said “Office Manager needed. Must be willing to work hard and juggle numerous high-pressure tasks.…

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Fixing The Broken Recruiting Process In Five Easy Steps

Corporate recruiting is broken – it’s dysfunctional and ineffective, and sucks time and money employers could be using to make better products…

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Tell A Story In Your Resume Bullets

Dear Liz, I have a solid work background but nothing too spectacular in terms of accomplishments. At each of my jobs I…

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Dealing With Job-Search Rejection

Dear Liz, I’ve applied for 20 jobs and I’ve had one phone interview that went nowhere. Seven of the companies sent me…

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