Career Moves

Is Your Career “Paint by Numbers” or “Connect the Dots”?

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “I simply can’t understand how you’re doing this with your career!” Take my father and I for example. My father has spent his entire career working his way up...

The 5 Personality Traits That Get Hired

You’d like to think your skills, your experience, and your accomplishments will be the things that get you the job, right? But simply put, employers are hiring people, not resumes, and your personality counts when it come...

Interview Lessons from the Presidential Debates

This evening marks the first vice presidential debate of the 2012 election season. And whether you like or dislike politics, like or dislike the candidates debating, or just don’t have anything else to watch, chances are ...


Developing Expertise Outside Your Industry

No matter your industry, it’s almost certain you have some expertise in an industry other than your own. Maybe you’re a lawyer who loves winemaking or a CEO who dabbles in golf instruction. The things outside our da...

When to Tell Your Boss You’re Looking

Over on PersonalBrandingBlog.com, Skip Freeman gave us a little glimpse into the workings of Marissa Mayer’s transition from Google to Yahoo! Namely, when she gave her notice, which according to Skip was…..30 minute...

Prosperous Cheaters — Know the Interview Questions Before You Go

In high school, I was an officer in our NHS chapter. We had planned this incredible pep rally: complete with relay races, blindfolds, class competition, and teachers getting creamed in the face with pies (or something). Thinkin...


Passive vs. Active in Applications and Hiring

In the HR community, you’ll hear a lot about passive vs. active candidates. What does this mean, exactly? Active Candidates are those who are currently actively pursuing a new position – these candidates are both employ...

Beating the Online Application Machine

We’ve all done it. You’ve read the job description, you’ve clicked on the “Apply Now” button, and you sigh a huge annoying sigh. Ugh. An online application system. Sure, you can upload your resume....

What Every Interviewer Wonders….But Never Asks

In front of them are a list of questions they’ve pre-determined to ask every candidate. They’re avoiding any traditionally inappropriate questions and working hard to get as much information as they can in 60 minute...


Spot a Toxic Work Environment BEFORE You Take the Job

Recently, Women & Co. by Citi published an article on toxic work environments – namely, how to know if you’re in one. And though their advice was spot on, I thought to myself, “who cares about identifying a t...