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Set Your Salary Expectations Early On [Facebook LIVE Episode #19 on Round One Interviews]

July 18, 2017 Salary Negotiations

Salary expectations are being discussed earlier now – on the job application or during an initial “casual” conversation with HR. One underlying reason for this...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Leveraging Family and Friends to Get Jobs

December 3, 2013 Effective Networking

When it comes to effective job hunting, it’s no surprise that most experts say to tap into your network. It’s about who you know and,...

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Informational Interview Tips: Who to Network With and What to Ask (Part 2)

December 6, 2012 Effective Networking

You must speak with people if you are serious about transitioning in your career. It is absolutely not enough to sit behind a computer screen....

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Salary Negotiation Strategy: $$$ on the Table

October 18, 2012 Salary Negotiations

Having worked closely with job seekers, I have seen folks leave a fair share of money on the table because they fear losing an opportunity...

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Interview Tips: What to Write in a Post-Interview Thank You Note

October 3, 2012 Interviewing

There are benefits to not only emailing a thank you note following an interview but also to writing one (yes, with a pen and on...

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How to Secretly Use LinkedIn

September 13, 2012 LinkedIn

Wild flurries of LinkedIn activities have resulted in premature pink slips. If your boss or colleagues see signs that you are job hunting such as...

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48 Hours After a Job Rejection

August 30, 2012 The Job Hunt

The 48 hours after a job rejection are critical. They sting even when you really did not want the job. You spent a great deal...

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Interview Tips: What questions to ask an interviewer?

August 6, 2012 Interviewing

You have to keep selling yourself even when the tables are turned during an interview and YOU are asked to crank out the questions. Here...

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Save a Weak Interview, Ask Targeted Questions

July 26, 2012 Interviewing

The best interviewees also mess up. However, it’s in those ever critical, final five minutes – when it’s their turn to ask questions – that...

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Interview Tips: Figuring Out a Company’s Culture

July 20, 2012 Interviewing

How to figure out a company’s culture before you agree to work there. Is the grass really greener on that other side?

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Interview Tips: Small Talk Advice

July 13, 2012 Interviewing

Sign-up to receive your list of 10 “small talk” topics and examples so that your confidence will instantly boost in time for your next...

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Stop Depreciating in Value

July 6, 2012 The Job Hunt

Job hunters are like houses waiting to be sold; the longer they are on the market, the harder it is to sell them. In the...

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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

A résumé enables you to put your best foot forward so be painfully thoughtful about its content. It must showcase only your MOST impressive accomplishments and selecting...

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