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How to Combat the Unemployment Blues

  At some point in your career, you might experience a time of unemployment.  Perhaps you chose to quit abruptly or maybe you were laid off.  As someone who is recently unemployed, I can say there’s been many highs and...

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Negotiate on Behalf of Someone Else

Why? You fight harder on behalf of someone else…. In Adam M. Grant’s terrific book, Give and Take, he discusses different negotiating styles. One of his findings demonstrates that ‘givers’, people who eschew the law...

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Should You Expand Your Job Search Across the Pond?

Perhaps you’re an adventurer and you’ve always wanted to move abroad. The most common way to get a job across the pond is to find a way to move with your current company based in USA. But that’s not to say it&...


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How to Connect with Anyone

Whether you are looking for new business, a new job, the love of your life (or maybe just a date for Friday night!), networking is an unavoidable fact of life.  Most of us don’t love to do it and could use a little help.  T...

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The Do’s and Don’t’s of Job Interview Thank You Notes

Repeat after me (no, seriously, do it): the thank you note is not dead. Recently, it seems many believe it is. In my own hiring practices at Career Girl Network, and from countless friends who hire regularly, I’ve heard s...

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Wide Net vs. Narrow Focus? The Job Hunter’s Dilemma

There’s an age old question in job searching – should you cast a wide net or find a way to focus narrowly on a specific section of your industry. Jenny Yerrick Martin recently talked about this specific question in her ...


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5 Signs of a Great Recruiter

The world of recruiters is one most job searchers know very little about. You might get a call out of the blue from a person you’ve never met and think to yourself, “Is this person legit?” Or perhaps you’...

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Supporting Your Job Searching Friends (Without Getting Your Head Bitten Off)

We’ve all been through it, your incredibly talented, beautiful, and dynamic best friend just got fired or laid off. She’s down and out, she’s depressed, she isn’t believing in her abilities, and as her f...

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Mitt Romney Says “It Kills Me” Not to Be President: You’ve Been There, Right?

Mitt Romney gave an interview to Fox News Sunday last week. In it, he was asked about his feelings following the election. How does Mitt feel today about his loss. He said, “It kills me not to be there,” referring t...


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5 Ways to Stand Out as a Job Seeker

As someone who’s been a small business owner most of my life, it occurred to me that I’ve never gotten a job the traditional way — with a resume and job interview — ever.  Instead, I’ve always used creative w...