Archive | February, 2010

Positive vs. Negative Framing

Two individuals.  Both of whom were laid off in the last few weeks.  Both of whom are approaching the job market with trepidation, having not had to look for a job in many years and who are trusting my recommendation to send out a note to all of their network contacts, alerting them to the […]

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Website Review: Page Change Detectors

While I’m no expert on such things, I definitely consider myself something of a “serious amateur” when it comes to Internet data mining and on finding the best ways to tease useful data out of the vast ocean of information out there on the web– especially as it relates to career and job search applications. […]

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Career Q&A: “Should one discuss one’s religion/faith during the job search process?”

“Matt: I need some advice — in a recent interview, I was asked to talk about the reason I went from one job to another a while back in my career, and the honest answer is that I prayed on it and God made it clear to me that I should make the move.  Since […]

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UW Executives Take Pay Cut; Would You?

Just a quick one tonight, before the weekend.  While catching up on my weekly news reading, I noted an article here in the Puget Sound Business Journal reporting that a number of key executives at University of Washington have agreed to donate 5% of their salaries to help fund additional student scholarships.  These executives include […]

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Three Cool Events Coming Up!

Thought I’d fire off a post today to announce three (well, two-and-a-half, sort of) special events that are coming up that I thought might be of interest to local job seekers — and that I’ll either be attending, personally, or that are being hosted by close friends and allies of my firm.  You’ll find all […]

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How Would Goldilocks Close an Interview?

Have you seen those new Bud Light commercials?  The ones that showcase people doing things (e.g. playing paintball, getting a waiter’s attention, showing up to a neighbor’s party, etc.) in ways that are either “too light” or “too heavy” as a way to showcase Bud Light as the beer that’s just right in terms of […]

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The Beauty of LinkedIn Introductions

While I suppose there’s the possibility I’m preaching to the choir on this one, and that most of my blog readers are already LinkedIn fanatics, like myself, but I couldn’t resist sharing a few thoughts today about WHY I think LinkedIn has become a significantly more effective way to make introductions between people than most […]

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Job Hunting & Interviewing = Customer Service

Based on what I observe on a daily basis, from folks in transition, I would be hard-pressed to provide a single piece of advice that I think would be more useful to most individuals than this notion: Throughout all phase of the job hunting and interviewing process, you should bend over backwards to treat the […]

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Networking, Guacamole & Pom Poms

Well, this is it.  Super Bowl Sunday is upon us.  The day each year that arguably represents the peak of the competitive sporting world in the United States, as well as the peak of couch potatoism and no-holds-barred consumerism.  Not only will Americans (according to a quick web search) consume roughly 8 million pounds of […]

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Book Review: “2H: The Official Second Half of Life Handbook” (Bill Morton)

Did you know any girl born in the U.S. in the year 2000 or later has a 50/50 chance of living to be 100 years old, according to experts?  Or that the average U.S. life expectancy has climbed from 47 to 76 over the past century?  Or that more than 25% of the U.S. population […]

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