Archive | January, 2013

Penelope Trunk: Kook or Futurist Extraordinaire?

Given the billions of bytes of fairly ho-hum content out there in the blogosphere, especially about career matters, I can’t help but give credit where credit is due — and salute Penelope Trunk of Brazen Careerist fame for continuing to “bring it” time and time again — and for boldly going where no business or […]

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Indeed & SimplyHired: Further Tricks & Tweaks

Many thanks to those folks who read my last post discussing the relative pros/cons of the two main aggregator job boards, Indeed and SimplyHired — and who decided to chime in and share some of their own feedback regarding the usage of these two job listing juggernauts. Just to reiterate the general consensus, most people […]

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Job Board Shootout: Indeed vs. SimplyHired

While technologies come and go like the wind in most fields, it seems as if the scenery has barely changed in the “published job board” landscape over these past five years or so.  For years now, I’ve been advocating to clients that they primarily rely on three websites for finding published/advertised job leads: SimplyHired, LinkedIn, […]

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Looking for Great Places to Work in Seattle?

In my line of business, you tend to hear about some pretty ugly employment situations. Many days, in fact, I thank my stars for being able to be self-employed, given that I get treated to so many stories of discrimination, bad behavior, and “conduct unbecoming” from employers and bosses out there in the marketplace.  Makes […]

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Top 10 “High Performer” Characteristics

Thought this was interesting.  A client of mine passed along the link below from Bloomberg news, showcasing a study from an executive membership organization called CEB that claims to identify the ten “critical competencies employees must embody to thrive as high performers in today’s volatile work environment” and that follows up to conclude that “high […]

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Job Hunting in 2013: Resolve to Absolve Yourself!

This time of year is always a whirlwind, isn’t it?  Black Friday has come and gone.  The holiday decorations are going back into their storage boxes for another year.  And those wonderful-smelling Christmas trees are all now sitting outside on the curb, looking forward to their next incarnation courtesy of the recycling bin.  Heck, we […]

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