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1,000 Hours of Sweat Equity

June 29, 2012 Changing Careers

Who benefits from your sweat equity? You probably have already clocked 1,000 hours during the first 6 months of 2012.  If at this point you...

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LinkedIn Groups: Don’t Have Regrets

June 22, 2012 LinkedIn

Stop ignoring your LinkedIn groups!  Yes, you can join up to 50 LinkedIn groups. However, don’t stop there.  Ignoring them can mean missing out on...

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Does Your Motivation for Changing Careers Stink?

June 15, 2012 Changing Careers

“I want to stop reading and rotting and that’s why I want to leave law in pursuit of becoming a marketer!” Changing sectors takes extraordinary...

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Write Evidence-based Cover Letters Not Fluff

June 7, 2012 The Job Hunt

Generic cover letters or fluff-filled ones are as bad as showing up to an interview with a grossly stained outfit. Yes, you wore the suit...

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When a Pay Cut or Demotion Makes Sense

May 31, 2012 Changing Careers

Changing careers requires sacrifices. You may have to give up a prestigious title and its accompanying compensation to enter a new field. Yet, it’s difficult...

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Company Culture Elements mind map

What Cultural Nuances Energize YOU?

May 24, 2012 The Job Hunt

When I read Bill Barnett’s Harvard Business Review blog entry, “Investigate Culture, Ask the Right Questions,” I shook my head in agreement. A firm’s culture...

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Bear Gifts to an Informational Interview

May 17, 2012 Effective Networking

Show appreciation when you are given a gift. An informational interview is a gift to a job seeker or a curious soul. You will surface...

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Writing a Résumé Should Hurt

May 10, 2012 The Job Hunt

Grab my 24-hour interview guide to get the job. A résumé enables you to put your best foot forward so be painfully thoughtful about its...

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Tell Me Your Story but Alleviate My Headache

May 2, 2012 Interviewing

Grab my 24-hour interview guide to get the job. Here is how to think about attacking the old, “tell me about yourself” question.  The easy...

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R.A.T.S. is How Employers Prioritize the S.T.A.R. Method

April 24, 2012 Interviewing

The S.T.A.R. method is used when responding to behavioral style interview questions such as, “tell me a time when you worked on a cross-functional team...

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Learn From My Experiences

April 24, 2012 The Job Hunt

My fortune is that I benefited from a set of professional, academic, and personal circumstances that I am fully aware usually never happen to individuals. 

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