Archive | December, 2010

Matt’s Top Blog Posts of 2010

Greetings, all!  While I’m technically out of the office this week, through the end of the year, I wanted to wish you all a final “happy holidays” and wrap up a year’s worth of blogging efforts with a post-dated entry summing up what I feel are some of the most important career-related pointers I’ve shared […]

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Career Poll: Most Effective Job Search Adjustment?

Ready to debrief around last month’s poll question?  If so, here’s the issue I threw out back in November, as well as the set of possible answers you could choose from” “What single adjustment in a person’s job hunting strategy will usually have the biggest impact on their success?” The five response choices were: 1) […]

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Good News for the 55+ Career Crowd!

Extra!  Extra!  Read All About it!  According to a recent article in Fortune magazine, a full copy of which you’ll find here: “The November unemployment rate for people 55 and older is lower than for any younger age group, welcome news for a group that often worries about being shut out of jobs by age […]

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Job Hunt Networking: A Twist

With the end-of-year holidays bearing down on us like a freight train, and my woeful procrastination in terms of getting any shopping done, I probably won’t have quite as much time as hoped this week to get some final blog articles out the door in 2010.  This being said, though, I do have several “petite” […]

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The Power of Well-Chosen Words

Quick quiz — what people (or companies) come to mind when you hear the following phrases? 1)  Just do it. 2)  Elementary, my dear Watson. 3)  That’s the way it is. 4)  Where’s the beef? 5)  Billions and billions. 6)  Make it so. 7)  Bam! 8)  Just the facts, Ma’am. 9)  Good night and God […]

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If Only Relationships Were For Sale (sigh)

Alas, if only you could “buy your way” out of a job search. While it hasn’t happened in a while, I recently had two calls come in from people who were interested in getting some help with finding employment.  Specifically, they told me they wanted introductions to important people and executive decision-makers.  Not career coaching, […]

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Slacking? Check Out New “Motivation” Category

While it doesn’t happen often, I recently decided to add a brand-new “category” to my blog in order to better organize my ramblings for those of you out there who might want to search through my years of archived material, looking for useful tips. This new category — appropriately labeled “Motivation” — focuses on those […]

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Unemployed Folks, What’s Stopping You?

…from having a blast and accomplishing great things, despite your temporary status as a free agent? …from getting in the best physical shape of your life? …from picking up a series of books on job hunting from the bookstore, or the library, and committing to becoming smarter about this process than 90+ percent of your […]

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Interviewing: It’s All About Them

When it comes right down to it, the typical interviewing scenario is something of a paradox. As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, the focus of most interviews APPEARS to be all about you.  You walk into the hiring manager’s office and are typically invited to spend the next 60 minutes or so talking at […]

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