Archive | September, 2013

Job Search Copywriting: Inspiration Abounds!

I’m sure all of you out there have heard the old saying that “imitation is the highest form of flattery.”  There’s one along these lines that I like even better, however.  It’s from playwright Wilson Mizner and it states: ““If you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research!” Today’s […]

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The Double Whammy: Job Hunting During a Divorce

Of all the different career services I’ve provided over the years, the one service I only performed once, and vow to never do again, involved agreeing to serve as an “expert witness” during a divorce proceeding.  Several years back, I was called in by an attorney to help prove that a woman’s husband was intentionally […]

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You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up…

Okay, if you’re sick of the topic I’ve been writing about for the last two days, feel free to skip this article with my blessings.  But seriously, I’m almost starting to think I’m on Candid Camera or something.  Or that a quasi-intelligent new life form has emerged, focused on polluting the world with spam but […]

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Bad Communications Example, Take Two

Okay, can’t resist lobbing out another post.  For those who read yesterday’s blog entry, and the various examples I shared about what NOT to do in a cover letter, I just so happened to receive yet another surprise solicitation today from another would-be “guest poster” to my blog that was even farther from the mark […]

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One Surefire Tip for Getting Blown Off

If you haven’t needed to look for a job in many years, I can virtually guarantee you’re going to be shocked by one particular aspect of the job market once you start hunting around for a new position in earnest.  You’ll be stunned by how often you send people an e-mail, or leave them a […]

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