Archive | June, 2009

Job Ads: A Moment of Refreshing Clarity

Do you feel confused, overwhelmed, and/or intimidated by many of the job advertisements you find on-line?  If so, you’re certainly not alone, since it’s an inescapable fact that companies these days tend to pack their ads with massive amounts of qualifications and assorted gobbletygook.  Back in the old days, when they had to pay for […]

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Ideas vs. Execution: An Interviewing Wedge Issue

Recently, I came across a blogger (can’t seem to track down the post) who said he’d come up with what he felt was the “ultimate question” that employers should ask candidates during the interviewing process.  This question was along the lines of “What are the biggest misperceptions you feel your former supervisors and coworkers have […]

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Career Website: WhosTalkin.com

Got another Internet-based “power tool” to pass along, if you haven’t already heard of it!  The website WhosTalkin.com is essentially a “social media search engine” that stands to become a valuable part of any serious job seeker’s repertoire, since it can help you sleuth out some great background information on the various executives you’ll be […]

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Empathy: Key Job Search Weapon?

Are you empathic?  In other words, do you (thanks, web dictionary!) routinely demonstrate “the ability to sense and understand someone else’s feelings as if they were your own?” Well, I’ve got news for you.  While you may be a fairly empathic person under normal circumstances, there are pretty good odds that this ability of yours […]

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The “Inch Wide, Mile Deep” Phenomenon…

Okay, for those of you who haven’t yet discovered the LinkedIn “Answers” page — and who don’t monitor it on a regular basis — I’d highly encourage you to start!  Some fascinating discussions erupt on this site constantly, spread across dozens of highly specific business categories, and many of the commentaries that develop essentially serve […]

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Public Speaking (& Interviewing) Tips

At one of my recent networking events, I had the privilege of being joined by Leo Novsky, CEO of Golden Wellness and Chair of a local Toastmasters Chapter.  Leo was kind enough to speak on a subject he’s immensely passionate about, public speaking, and he passed along a number of tips on how people could […]

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Top 100 Women in the Seattle Tech Scene

I can’t believe I didn’t spot this resource earlier, but better late than never!  About a month ago, TechFlash (the Seattle tech industry website hosted by John Cook and Todd Bishop of Puget Sound Business Journal) posted a great list of the “Top 100 Women in Seattle Tech” that you’ll find here.  This detailed breakdown […]

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Is Your E.P. a Snoozer?

Years ago, I remember seeing a Saturday Night Live skit where Chevy Chase (playing his famous news anchor role) said something like: “In other news, social scientists have announced that the world’s population continues to grow at a steady 5% a year and that there are now an estimated 5.3 billion people on the planet.  […]

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Be the “Santa Claus” of Intangibles!

In my blog entry a few days ago, I praised Liz Lynch (author of Smart Networking) for her wonderfully simple advice to those job hunters (and other folks) who want to be reciprocal in their networking efforts, but feel they just don’t have all that much to give, at least of a tangible nature.  Her […]

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Book Review: Smart Networking (Liz Lynch)

Okay, at some point last month, I lamented that I was still in search of the perfect book on networking and that many of the titles I’d read on the subject just didn’t quite capture the spirit of what I’ve seen working most effectively out there, over the years.  Then along comes Smart Networking by […]

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