Archive | May, 2012

Today’s Job Market: What’s the Real Glitch?

Not sure how many of you out there are faithful Wall Street Journal readers, but for those that missed it, there was a very thought-provoking article published yesterday by David Wessel that discusses the role computerized resume scanners now play in the modern hiring process — and the repercussions this development has created on the […]

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Let’s Talk About Your Stool

You’d think a 42-year-old professional would be above such juvenile headlines, wouldn’t you? I simply couldn’t resist the temptation, however — and also wanted to make sure my headline grabbed your attention, since I feel impassioned to share a few thoughts today on a certain type of “stool” that actually does make a big difference […]

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Job Market Power Surge — Loving It!

Can we all just conveniently forget — at least for a moment — about the 900 layoffs at T-Mobile that were announced this week? Okay, good.  Since if we set this one bummer development aside, I’ve been seeing a SERIOUS surge of good things happening in terms of the local job marketplace over the past […]

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What. Trumps. How.

If you’re in the process of searching for work, I’ll lay it on the line for you.  One of your primary challenges is going to be making action a higher priority than analysis. Amidst all anxiety of a modern-day search, it’s far too easy to get paralyzed by the little details of things.  Surprised by […]

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LinkedIn Tip: Job Search Premium Package

During the many years I’ve been advising people on how best to use the LinkedIn networking website, I’ve routinely steered people away from investing in the paid “premium” packages on the site, unless such individuals happened to be high-volume recruiters, sales professionals, or similar folks who truly need the extra firepower that a paid subscription […]

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Book Review: The Start-Up of You (Reid Hoffman & Ben Casnocha)

This book, in a word, rocks.  In fact, I might even say it’s the most interesting and important business book I’ve read in the last 10 years — which would be an appropriate characterization, given that its primary agenda seems to be to help people catch up to speed with how the whole notion of […]

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