Archive | January, 2012

Career Poll: Most Prevalent Discrimination?

While I normally try to run a different “career poll” each and every month, it’s been a slightly longer window than that in this last go-round, due to the holidays and other factors.  This being said, however, I’m excited to finally have the chance to share the results of my latest poll with you — […]

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Craigslist Job Hunting: Two Key Workarounds

As I’ve stressed to quite a few clients over the years, anybody looking for work today should consider Craigslist as one of the absolute top sources of published opportunities they check on a regular basis. Surprised by this?  Do you associate Craigslist more with used cars or tracking down garage sales?  If so, let me […]

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The New Rules of the Job Game

Okay, so we’ve all figured out that tube televisions are a thing of the past and that our kids (and grandkids) may somebody view items like printed books, CD-ROMS, and landline phones with wistful nostalgia — or possibly even just a blank stare.  Times change, and they change fast, as I talked about at length […]

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Out With the Old, In With the New

While we’re nearing the middle of January, and I realize I can only beat the “shake up your routine in the new year” theme for so long, I did want to share a little more food for thought about “change” that I thought might be beneficial as we continue hurtling headlong into 2012. For starters, […]

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LinkedIn Tip: “Settings” Best Practices

As with most things in life, the devil is in the details. Case in point: while LinkedIn continues to be (in my opinion) one of the most legitimate and ethical Internet companies out there, one should definitely be mindful of privacy issues and such when using ANY social media site — including LinkedIn — and […]

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Job Hunters: Don’t Be An Easy Mark!

A client of mine told me an interesting story the other day.  He said that he’d had a good meeting with an executive recruiter here in town, about a senior engineering position that was available, but ultimately the position turned out not to be the right fit for a variety of reasons. On the way […]

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Resolve to Absolve Yourself: 2012 Update

Happy new year, all, and while I took a bit of a blogging hiatus through late December, I’m looking forward to getting back on the horse and bringing you plenty of new articles as 2012 gets underway! As always, I’ve got plenty of ideas and article concepts on the back burner, just itching to be […]

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