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Job Opening: President of the United States

What jobseekers should learn from political campaigns There is a remarkable parallel between the election process and the path of the jobseeker who is looking for work. In the case of our election, much of the process is public. I believe there is a lot to be learned we watch this process plays out. At […]
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How to enter the hidden jobs market and get hired

As technology changes the hiring process and the global economy enlarges the pool of jobseekers, many companies are turning to recruiters to help them find the right person. This article is about working with recruiters. * * * It can be very disconcerting for a jobseeker when the media reports that 80% of the available […]
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Overlooked Details that Kill your Jobsearch

Today, most jobseekers know that there’s more to getting the job than the basics. The struggle to identify all the moving parts of the jobsearch and integrate all of them to bring in a job offer is a daunting task. It is also a moving target. The standard definition of “detail” is: an individual feature, […]
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How to secure a reasonable work-life balance

Can there really be a reasonable work-life balance? Almost everyone I meet is looking for a reasonable work-life balance. And many of those people, who are gainfully employed, are also totally exhausted. So it doesn’t surprise me that when I first meet a potential client, and ask, “What are you hoping for in your next […]
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Changing or Shifting Careers? …Be fast and efficient

To change or not to change…that is the question. A business analyst has a fair amount of Project Management experience. She wonders if it would be a good idea to shift over to Project Management. It pays better than the Business Analyst positions…Should she or shouldn’t she? Another jobseeker doesn’t like his job or the […]
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Interview…no offer… Doesn’t mean you failed?

Interviews bring great hope: Interview requests bring hope. When an email or phone message asks for a jobseeker by name—everything changes. All of a sudden that “just okay” position, may become an incredible prize. The benefits of working there may grow and many of the negatives may diminish or evaporate. This is a fairly common […]
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Your Elevator Pitch…it’s time for an overhaul!

…this is where jobseekers give away their advantage every time. Are we still using an elevator pitch? Really? I wondered. I went out to Twitter and looked up #elevatorpitch…Oh no. I was aghast… page after page of tweets. Surely, they must be old…nope. Just yesterday. I especially liked one tweet: “Ditch the Pitch.” An Internet […]
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