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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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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...