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More Interview "Don’ts"

Like anyone, I’ve interviewed for multiple jobs in my career. Some successfully, some unsuccessfully. I’ve also been in the position of interviewer many times. I do consider myself a good interviewee, and a good int...

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Resume Tip Numero Uno: PDF It!

Some tips you just think you’ll never have to give. But this one is a MUST, and recently I’ve seen a number of job seekers who are not doing this. So for the benefit of one and all, here’s the most important r...

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Interview Don’t

In January, I wrote a post called “The most important question YOU can ask in an interview.” That question is, “What reservations do you have about hiring me?” As a follow-up to that post, I want to give...


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Negotiation When You Least Expect It

Negotiation is never as easy as just screaming, “Show me the money.” It’s more art than science, more fear than comfort, and absolutely more volatile than predictable. Trust me, I married a man who negotiates ...

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From Top to Bottom

Today, one of my favorite bloggers wrote a post called The Most Important Person in Your Company? and her words are so true. Julie asks companies to recognize that sometimes your most important brand ambassador isn’t your...

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The Marathon Interview: Keeping Them Straight

Every interview is different, and every company conducts interview processes differently. Some will bring you back over and over to meet with person after person on day after day. Others, though, opt for what I like to call the...


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Interview Prep

Whether you’ve been job searching for a day or a year, effectively preparing for an in-person interview is key to nailing those Q&A’s and hopefully getting the job. But if you’ve been unemployed and interv...

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Moving to a new city? Be a tourist!

Most people experience moving to a new city at least once in their lives. For me, it’s been multiple times. Growing up in North Dakota, my father’s job transferred us to St. Louis when I was 8 years old. Then, when ...

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The Final Interview

You’ve had the phone interview, followed by the in-person interview, and perhaps even a second interview. What comes next? An offer? Sometimes. But in some cases, with some companies, there’s a final step you have t...


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Your Job is not Your Career

I read something yesterday that struck me as phenomenally profound. Listen up, ladies (and gents), and truly think about this statement. “Your job is not your career.” Now repeat it. Really repeat it. “Your jo...