Archive | April, 2009

Career Q&A: Tips for Job Hunting Confidentially

“Matt: I took a new job a few weeks ago, but can already tell I made a mistake and that this organization isn’t going to be a good fit for me in the long run.  I don’t want to quit, however, until I have my next opportunity lined up.  What tips would you have for […]

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Strong Thoughts About Weakness

As part of my daily trawling of the web, searching for useful nuggets of career insight to pass along, I came across a great post here by Lance Haun, author of the exceptional “Your HR Guy” blog.  In this article, Lance (who always tells it like it is from a human resource standpoint) discusses the […]

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Entrance Interviews — What a Concept!

While enjoying a celebratory glass of wine with a client who just landed a new position, it struck me that I’ve never yet blogged about one of my my favorite tactics for the newly-employed: asking your new boss for an “entrance interview” shortly after being hired! As most of you likely know, many companies engage […]

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Website Review: Google Profiles

Are you ready for this?  Google, of all companies, is now jumping into the on-line networking game and has launched a new feature called Google Profiles where people can create a free page that talks all about themselves, their interests, where they grew up, etc. I’m not sure whether this will turn out to be […]

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Is It Wise to “Settle” on a Job?

In the sea of career-related articles, newsletters, and blog postings out there, I’m always on the lookout for pieces that I feel are truly “exceptional” in terms of presenting some excellent and original points about today’s job market — and how professionals can adapt and thrive within it.  The short essay I’ve pasted below falls […]

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Got Help, Part 2

Well, the hits just keep on coming!  In the last few days, I’ve been thrilled to witness a continuing wave of “unabashed helping” taking place out there in the job market, which is absolutely great to see.  Story after story has come rolling in to my inbox lately of people who have been on the […]

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Book Review: Make Your Contacts Count (Anne Baber & Lynne Waymon)

Alas, I’ve long been searching for the “perfect” book about networking, but have come to suspect that such a thing is probably impossible — since such a book would have to address a massive number of different styles and situations in terms of the relationship-building process.  Make Your Contacts Count makes a determined effort at […]

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Website Review: TradeVibes.com

Interested in working for an Internet startup?  Want to know as much as you can about it before taking the plunge?  If so, TradeVibes is the latest in the wave of “full transparency” websites that seek to pull together a rich mix of both objective and subjective data to help job seekers (and others) research […]

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Social Capital is King

While I’m out sick from the office today, nursing a cold and suffering from an almost complete loss of my voice, I’m thankful that at least my fingers still work — since I’m a bit behind on my normal blogging regimen and this will be a good chance to get some thoughts out of my […]

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Job Opportunities: What’s the Backstory?

As a job hunter, I’d encourage you to keep one thing clearly in mind: there’s a story behind every hiring opportunity! Sometimes this story is a positive one and the company in question is simply creating a new position as the result of rapid growth or the need to fill the shoes of somebody who […]

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