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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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How to Master the Prickly Salary Question With Confidence

Everyone I know hates the salary question—even my HR friends and recruiters! It’s especially offensive to jobseekers when it’s one of the first questions asked during a phone conversation. I hope this blog brings some insight on why the question is asked and how a jobseeker might respond. The Great Recession brought a host of […]
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Critical Points to Assess a Job Offer

Employers are careful when they make job offers today. And some, for a variety of reasons are also crafty in their process. Novice jobseekers may find that they are at a distinct disadvantage if they are unprepared when assessing the job offer. Especially when a jobseeker is unemployed, it is especially difficult to pass up […]
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Will you ever get back to work at your former salary?

Under-employed? Under-paid? Working? Uh huh. You have a job? …kinda. Perhaps it’s part-time, or maybe it’s in a different industry doing something you really don’t care to mention and at a salary that is embarrassing when compared to your former position. But you’re working. How did it feel on LinkedIn— when you indicated that you […]
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