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Don’t Let a Whiner’s Club Attitude Screw Up Your Interview AND Career Chances!

I know I’m risking an angry response from some of my dear readers, but seriously…I’m worried about you. Being interviewed for a job is a lot like being on camera…we interviewers see almost every flaw, including things you can’t believe we see. One of the most important things that shines through during a job interview […]

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Job Search Question of the Day: Do You Let Rules Stop You?

Now I don’t mean to encourage out and out revolt among job seekers. Orderliness in systems and in job search can be very useful. BUT, that said, there may be times when stepping outside of the rules – or at least presumed rules – can be a smart move to get your career going in […]

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How to Beat the Job Search Baby Boomer Blues

New Yorker Baby Boomer Cartoon

Had to laugh when I saw this August 3, 2009 New Yorker cartoon.  It cuts dangerously close to the hard job interview truth many of us baby boomers are facing:   Do Baby Boomers Really Have a Steeper Job Search Climb? In three words: yes and no.  I’ll explain…and do my best to shed some […]

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How to Make the Most of Settling for a So-So Job in a Tight Economy

First some hard truths. It looks like we’re in for a rough ride for the foreseeable future. Recessions are not usually seen as times of career opportunity. For many of us, this might mean the job we have starts looking a little better – or at least the idea of jumping to a new job […]

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How a Screwed Up Interview May Turn into Gold

I just wanted to share something that’s going on in my own life. I recently wrote a post about a job I applied for: How I Stupidly Screwed Up Getting a Job Interview. In it, I explained how a simple typo…ok…two typos…in an e-mail exchange with a recruiter may have cost me a new job. […]

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Why Temp Jobs May Be Your Job Search Answer

As someone who’s used temp jobs and free-lance work to get myself to better jobs, I’m a huge advocate of the power of this simple no-risk-to-either-side method

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Still Looking for a Job? GREAT Non-Profit Job Source

If you haven’t found that perfect job yet and are open to non-profit work (or at least curious about their listings), run don’t walk your fingers to their site

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Make Job Hunting a Daily Job. Oh How It Pays Off!

she just graduated college and already has a job lined up. In fact, it just happens to be her dream job. Here’s how she made that happen

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12 Ways to Jump Start that Impossible Job Search

Susan Ireland Resumes

Dear Work Coach, I’ve had 9 interviews and 3 second interviews in 9 months. No job offers. I was out of the workplace for 7 years while married

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Help! I Want to Return to My Previous Career

How can I rewrite my resume to incorporate the 2nd career choice, but emphasize that my preference has changed back to wanting a job in the Business world?

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