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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...

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The Rejection Letter

When you’ve interviewed for a job, maybe even a second interview, third interview, etc. rejection can sting. And for me, the absolute worst way possible to receive a rejection is the dreaded the blanket HR email. It’...


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Tips for Job Seekers: Save It!

Throughout a job search, you learn important lessons – some spiritual, some emotional, but some just scream, “DUH!” And then comes the “kick yourself” moment. I’d like to share with you one o...

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Thanks, But No Thanks

Shortly after moving to Chicago, I reached a turning point I didn’t expect in my journey to Chicago and my transition: with an impending offer from a really fantastic company that I did not accept. Yes, you heard me right...

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LinkedIn Tip: It’s who you know…who you really know!

Yet another LinkedIn tip. LinkedIn is useful for many things, finding information about people you want to know, certainly. But LinkedIn connections are not. LinkedIn connections are for people you actually know, not the ones y...


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The most important question YOU can ask in an interview.

What’s the most important part of any job interview? The first impression? Your resume? Your background? How you answer the dreaded “tell me about yourself” question? No. At least not in my experience. The mos...

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LinkedIn Tip: Photos Matter

I’ve had a number of “blind” meetings in the last few weeks. And a number of these meetings have sparked the following tip: Make sure your LinkedIn photo is recent and actually looks like you. Imagine walking ...

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Sign your name to it!

For those searching for a job, the devil is always in the details. And while you’re unemployed, one battle you have to fight is to make yourself as professional as possible without necessarily having access to all the pro...


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Don’t Settle: Jobs Edition

Afteryesterday’s post, I had more reaction privately than I think I’ve ever had on a post. I’m glad this struck a core with so many of my friends and readers. But I never thought yesterday’s post would h...