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Is It Better NOT To Know Why You Lost Your Job?

I’m a big fan of knowledge and that includes knowing why a person lost a job – or more specifically why that person was fired. (The term “lost a job” kind of makes it sound like you don’t know where the job is any more – although in cases where jobs have been disappearing…poof!…I guess […]

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How to Handle Annoying Red Flags in Your Resume

Dear Ronnie Ann, I need your help. I’ve been on a job search now for 16 months (I know!) and this afternoon one of my most trusted mentors basically said I have a lot of red flags in my resume – and that may be why I haven’t been hired yet. I was laid off […]

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I Got Fired for Reading Patient Records. What Do I Say in a Job Interview?

Dear Ronnie Ann, Help! I was fired even tho I didn’t know it was wrong to read patient records. How do I handle this in a job interview?

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Am I Better Off in a Free-Lance Job and How Do I Negotiate What I Need?

Dear Work Coach, Here’s my predicament. I’d love to get your advice. I worked for Microsoft as a contractor for about a year. During my last contract, my manager told me they had an opening for a permanent employee and she wanted me to fill it. At the time I was a bit ambivalent, because […]

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Job Interview: How to Answer Why You Left Your Last Job When You Actually Quit

Hi Ronnie Ann! My friend needs your advice. Recently she quit her job. One of the difficulties she is facing is answering the interview question “Why did you leave your job?” She happened to leave the job as she was not given a promotion, she believed she deserved. She did not gave her employer the […]

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Job Interview: Reason for Leaving Your Job After 15 Years

Dear Work Coach, After over 15 years of service my employer decided to accept my resignation or terminate my employment. Of course I chose to resign. I was their top Project Manager, and after a customer complaint, which was my word against the word of the client, they decided to let me go. Now I’m […]

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Interviewer Asked Me Why I Left My Last Job, But I Said Too Much!

Dear Work Coach, UGH! I just finished my second interview for a job that is perfect for me. I feel the interviewers really like me and it went really really well…except one thing… I held a similar position about 5 years ago, and naturally the interviewer asked “how did the last job end with that […]

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Careful What You Say When You Leave Your Job!

Many of us dream about that day…finally say good-bye to a bad boss. But some do more…take to the Internet to tell everyone just how horrible…former boss

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Help! Recruiter Lied. Now I’m Stuck in a Job I Hate!

Dear Work Coach, I have no idea what to say on a job interview when I seek the next job. So I really need your help…please…I feel myself in the dead water!

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How Do I Talk About Being Fired When I Interview?

Dear Work Coach, I work in retail and was let go from my job. They told me I do not fit the new company direction. So what do I tell an interviewer?

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