Career Moves
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Negotiate on Behalf of Someone Else

Why? You fight harder on behalf of someone else…. In Adam M. Grant’s terrific book, Give and Take, he discusses different negotiating styles. One of his findings demonstrates that ‘givers’, people who eschew the law...

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Should You Expand Your Job Search Across the Pond?

Perhaps you’re an adventurer and you’ve always wanted to move abroad. The most common way to get a job across the pond is to find a way to move with your current company based in USA. But that’s not to say it&...

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What We Can Learn From Seniorpreneurs

As someone who worked in manufacturing for decades and thought he’d be able to retire in a few short years, my dad’s journey is like that of many others. After his shop closed operations locally, my dad jumped into career c...


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How to Connect with Anyone

Whether you are looking for new business, a new job, the love of your life (or maybe just a date for Friday night!), networking is an unavoidable fact of life.  Most of us don’t love to do it and could use a little help.  T...

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The Do’s and Don’t’s of Job Interview Thank You Notes

Repeat after me (no, seriously, do it): the thank you note is not dead. Recently, it seems many believe it is. In my own hiring practices at Career Girl Network, and from countless friends who hire regularly, I’ve heard s...

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Succeeding in the Job Search Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

At some point or another, most of us will go through the long-winded process that is the job search. It’s a tough business to be in, especially if you’re not getting the results you want. However, when you’ve done your re...


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What Would You Burn Your Resume For?

Mark Pincus, the CEO of Zynga (famed for Words with Friends, Farmville, and more) was profiled last weekend in The New York Times Magazine and said something that blew my mind: If you want to be a great entrepreneur, you’re g...

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Wide Net vs. Narrow Focus? The Job Hunter’s Dilemma

There’s an age old question in job searching – should you cast a wide net or find a way to focus narrowly on a specific section of your industry. Jenny Yerrick Martin recently talked about this specific question in her ...

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News Flash: It’s not going to fall in your lap.

I know someone who isn’t satisfied with his job. He’d like to change jobs, but instead of hitting the pavement to make it happen, he keeps hoping that the perfect job will land in his lap. Sure, sometimes head hunte...


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What Job Seekers Forget: Being Able to Answer “Miss America” Questions

Our friends over at Come Recommended recently published an article called “Be a Stand Out Job Candidate: Start Reading.” In it, they encouraged job seekers to peruse the Washington Post, follow industry related blog...