Tag: Liz Ryan

Employers, Get Ready For The Mass Talent Evacuation

Human beings like to be in control of their surroundings, and who can blame them? We’re naturally inclined to take the high…

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Resume Help: How To Give Context To Your Career Accomplishments

Dear Liz, I like how you are teaching us to view our career histories differently and more creatively. I never liked saying…

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The Myth Of Transferable Skills

I was an HR person for ages, so I know about dogma. Dogma is a kind of thick, sticky stuff that takes…

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Don’t Let Bad Advice Strangle Your Job Search

Nearly every day I read at least one piece of jaw-droppingly bad career advice. It’s depressing. Still, we can’t blame the editors…

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Help Me Get A Job In Your Company!

Dear Liz, Supposedly networking is the best way to get a job. It’s not working for me. People tell me about friends…

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Job Seeker, Don't Do Anything Stupid

Dear Liz, I’m a 42-year-old marketing manager who’s done well in her career although the last 18 months haven’t been any kind…

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Clearview Counterpoint: Should Employees Downgrade Job & Salary Expectations For Next…

Unemployment statistics are reminding us again and again this isn’t just any old recession. Globalization, increased computing power, and a dramatic shift…

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You Haven’t Lost Your Career Mojo

Dear Liz, I had two fantastic jobs out of school and then got something pretty close to a dream job when I…

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The Bland Leading The Blind

“So Liz,” asks my friend Garrett on the phone, “do you want to be on a committee?” “I doubt it,” I said.…

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12 Gold Standards For Recruiting: How Does Your Employer Measure Up?

It’s a tough economy and a lot of people are looking for work. For the past few years, employers have been playing…

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Unqualified? Don't Believe The Job Ad

Job spec-writing is just as broken as every other part of the recruiting-and-selection process. Job specs represent some of the worst writing…

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The Downfall of HR; Can HR Be Saved?

I’ve been a Human Resources person since Cyndi Lauper ruled the airwaves, when HR was just another department. Back then, HR people…

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