Career Moves

Negotiating: How Far Can I Go?

One of the questions asked most often when it comes to interviewing and negotiating isn’t how to negotiate or how to determine your worth – it’s how to make the right counter-offer. It’s rare that any negoti...

At Interviews, Even the Waiting Room Counts

Career Girl Network featured an article in June 2011 about the “Most Important Person in Your Company” — the receptionist. And as important as a receptionist can be in the image a company puts forward, that sa...

The Surprising Secret to Selling Yourself

I recently combed through the statistics in this article in Harvard Business Review — “The Surprising Secret to Selling Yourself.” In the studies it references, managers were asked to compare candidates for j...


What Job Seekers Should — And Shouldn’t — Post on Social Media

When you’re job searching, what you post on social media is more important than ever. Big Brother is watching! Thanks to OnlineClasses.org for their awesome infographic on what you should–and shoudn’t–po...

It’s OK, You’re Just Getting Bad Advice

A few weeks ago, I was visiting with a friend while she happened to be reading through some cover letter and resume submissions. She was brutal to these candidates. Address the letter “To Whom It May Concern” and sh...

Being “Tapped”

At some point in your career, you’ve likely heard the word “tapped” used to describe a high level individual zeroing in on someone within a company and personally choosing them to lead a project or department....


Answering the Dreaded Salary Question

If everyone has an opinion, then every HR expert has 20, especially when it comes to the dreaded salary question. These days, you’re going to have to answer that question sooner rather than later. Hiring is expensive and ...

Jobs in Your 20s – What You Need to Learn from Them

There will be times at every stage in your career where you say, “Why am I putting up with this bullshit?” There will be times when you feel like you’re not learning enough. And when it comes to your 20s, spec...

The Follow-Up Phone Call is Dead – But Your Initiative Isn’t

If you wander through a used bookstore, pick up a job search book from anytime before 2005, and you’ll likely find advice telling you that whenever you send a resume, you should wait 2-3 days, and the call to follow up. T...


5 Reasons to Make a Lateral Move

We’ve talked about the career lattice, and more recently we told you about Sheryl Sandberg calling careers a jungle gym. But no matter the analogy, the truth is, the ladder conversation….is out. The Glass Hammer sco...