Archive | April, 2010

Sneaky Cyber-Schemes: On Guard, Everybody!

For all the wonders of the Internet, there’s no question that cyberspace is also the greatest platform ever invented to propagate fraud, deception, and abuse.  Ranging from that Nigerian prince who desperately needs your help to recover his lost fortune, to the “magic bullet” career sites and free resume critique services out there that tempt […]

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Job Hoppers: The Best Employees Money Can Buy?

Now don’t get me wrong, there’s no shortage of “spin” involved in modern job hunting.  Almost every professional in transition has some sort of weakness or vulnerability that they need to try and put a pretty face on during the interview process.  People without college degrees can claim that they come from “the school of […]

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Burning Question: Your Responsibility Level?

“How responsible are you for your current career situation?” One of my best friends got married several years ago, and I still remember the wedding toast made by her father, a man of very few words but a fellow who was nonetheless highly respected by everybody who knew  him.  Following the ceremony, he took the […]

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Website Review: CampusPoint

While most clients of Career Horizons (as well as myself) are quite a few years removed from the challenge of finding work right out of college, rest assured that this segment of the professional population hasn’t been in any way exempt from the economic challenges of the past few years.  Age discrimination, while most commonly […]

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Working With Search Firms: Matt Bud’s Opinion

So who is this “Matt Bud” character, exactly, and why should his opinion matter to you? Matt is the Chairman of one of the world’s largest professional networking associations, the Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG, for short), comprising over 36,000 financial executives across the globe who have banded together to share tips, career advice, and […]

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The Role of HR in Hiring?

If there’s anything I love in this life, it’s a good, spirited debate where many smart people weigh in to discuss a complex issue.  One such issue relates to the role that the Human Resource profession plays in the hiring process of most modern organizations.  Some people blame HR for almost every frustrating aspect of […]

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LinkedIn Tip: The “Service Providers” Directory

Alas, as much as I love LinkedIn, and recommend the site to people constantly, I’m still mystified by some of the changes they’ve made to their navigational structure and user interface over the years! For example, I’m shocked that the three most valuable features of the system (the Advanced People Search, Answers, and Companies pages, […]

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Book Review & More: Selling Change (Brett Clay)

Brett Clay is the “Jedi Master” of change!  Following some chats I enjoyed with Brett 5-6 years ago, during a period between highly successful sales/marketing roles he held in Seattle and Silicon Valley, it’s clear he’s devoted almost every waking moment of his life since then to his primary passion — the desire to fully […]

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Rebooting Your Career: Still Possible in 2010!

Perhaps like some of you out there, I’m something of a board game fanatic, especially when it comes to games like Boggle, Scrabble, and Taboo that revolve around language and the written word.  This being said, one of my favorite games of all time is a version of Scrabble some friends and I invented (we […]

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Resume Length: The Debate Continues

Tastes great.  Less filling.  Remember those advertisements for Miller Lite, from way back when?  Perhaps I’m dating myself.  But just as long as this very important beverage controversy has been around, there’s been another major controversy that’s been swirling around in the job-hunting world — which is the question or whether one’s resume should be […]

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