Archive | February, 2012

Afraid of Cold Calling? Get Over It.

Twenty years ago, there was this job hunting strategy that almost everybody used — and that successfully led to tens (or hundreds) of thousands of people getting hired, each year. It was called pounding the pavement. Now to a younger professional, who didn’t grow up with this phrase, this technique might conjure up visions of […]

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Three Excellent Job Search Articles

In my ongoing screening of third-party publications throughout the career advice universe, as well as the business press at large, I come across a ton of articles that just don’t seem to say anything all that new, useful, or profound about the process of finding employment. Every now and then, however, I come across some […]

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The Legacy of Mark Hovind & JobBait

As discussed many times in this blog, it typically pays great dividends to stay abreast of the latest news in today’s “wired world” and to consume a steady diet of information each day — whether you use Google reader, your mobile phone, or some other mechanism to do so. The downside?  Every now and then, […]

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Networking Nuances & Feisty Debate

In perusing one of my favorite career blogs the other day, Job Search Jedi, I stumbled across what I thought was a pretty interesting discussion about networking. A woman named Therese Schwenkler, a career adviser and author of another excellent (albeit irreverent) blog called The Unlost, had submitted an article to the JSJ blog entitled […]

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Time to Ditch the Resume & “Embody” Greatness?

Imagine a world with no resumes.  A hiring market where people aren’t judged by the superficial impressions given off by a single short document, but on their ability to actually “prove” that they’re highly capable in their field and capable of solving an employer’s problems.  Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?  And a much more fair way […]

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Are You Boring Yourself?

Notice anything different about my blog these days? Well, sometimes, even the best of us get stuck in a rut and feel a tad uninspired.  So in a spontaneous burst of creativity last night, I decided to dive into the vast sea of WordPress blog designs and shift my blog over to a brand new […]

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