Career Moves
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Conquer Competency-Based Interview Questions

Some interviewers keep their questions very basic: “Tell me a little about yourself,” and “Tell me the skills you could bring to our team.” Others, however, can get specific: “Give me an example of a time you worked w...

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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...

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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....


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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 ...

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Why a Potential Employer Doesn’t Call

You’ve probably had this happen at some point in your career: you e-mail in a job application and you never hear anything back. Maybe you’ll get a standard e-mail response letter, but for the most part, you just hear silenc...

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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...


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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...

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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...

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Improve Your Job Search Attitude

Job searching in the current economy is tough on anyone, and, chances are, you will become discouraged. Staying positive is a challenge, but keeping your spirits up may be what pushes you ahead of the pack. Dave Sanford, Execut...


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The Perfect Bag for Interviews

Our friends over at Corporette recently went on “The Hunt: The Perfect Interview Bag.” They gave great examples of easy, simple, black bags that are perfect for interviewing in any setting. And while we love their s...