Archive | June, 2012

Six Cool Career Infographics

Visual learners, rejoice!  Admist the sea of vanilla text out there that includes most of MY blog offerings, there are some more visionary souls among us who have done a great job of capturing some key career insights in “infographic” form.  So for those of you out there that are like me, and always find […]

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Who’s to Blame for the Unemployment Rate?

If there’s one thing everybody agrees upon, it’s that the economy is in lousy shape and we’re in serious need of getting more Americans back to work.  And if there’s one thing everbody DISAGREES upon, it’s who exactly is at fault for this current state of affairs! For those interested in reading some insightful discussion […]

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Stand & Deliver: Interview “Presentation” Requests

Of all the various sundry facets of the job search process, the item that has changed the least over the years, in my opinion, is interviewing.  While new job-finding tools and technologies emerge constantly, and resumes have given up a lot of ground to social media sites as of late, there just really aren’t that […]

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Top 10 “Rookie Job Hunter” Realizations

Having been in the career coaching field now for almost 20 years, I’ve ridden shotgun THOUSANDS of times on the job hunting process, helping people fire up their employment search and master the latest and greatest methods for tracking down new opportunities. One paradox that I’ve consistently witnessed, over all these years?  Highly successful people […]

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Career Poll: Is Checking References Still a Useful Hiring Practice?

In my continued efforts to check the pulse of the job market, and monitor emerging trends and hiring practices, I try to run a “career poll” approximately once per month that touches on a specific aspect of the employment scene and how people feel about it. This past month, the survey question I threw out […]

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