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With the president’s recent initiative working with some
of the nation’s top employers to pledge to not discriminate
against unemployed workers, a lot of companies will be taking a
fresh look at unemployed candidates. If you’re long-term
unemployed, it might seem like a negative that overshadows every
other positive on your resume. You can turn the negative
connotation of unemplo...
It’s natural for people to maintain friendships that
are convenient, but sometimes the people we associate with
aren’t necessarily people who bring out our best qualities.
Friends of convenience are those people who happen to be easiest to
associate with because of their physical proximity to you either at
work, in your neighborhood, building, dorm or gym. But these
Original title: Don’t Let an Attack of Lack of Confidence
Derail Your Job Search!
Attack of Lack of Confidence
by Julie Walraven
I have a client who will interview soon with a battery of
executives on Skype. She has fast-tracked herself from starting to
work with me to write her resume to landing interviews with more
than one company in a little more than a month with holidays in the
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My performance review is coming up in a few weeks and I would
like to ask you a question about something that has me ill at ease.
Last week my boss asked me if I would fill out a ‘self
assessment," which is basically filling out my own performance
review. I have never done this before and I'm not sure what I
What is the purpose? Isn't my supervisor supposed to be doing ...
Have you ever been asked to describe your ideal work
environment? What do they want to hear? What if I describe
something that they cannot provide? Isn't this a no-win
As I have indicated in prior "gut wrenchers" articles, when in
doubt, tell the truth. What a concept! Actually, that is what you
should do. The reason so many people find questions like these so
difficult is because they d...
Negotiation is a give-and-take process until an eventual
agreement is reached between two or more parties. To understand the
art of negotiation, a jobseeker must understand that it is a give
process as much as it is a receiving process. Look at the
proposition from the side of your employer. When faced with such a
proposition, your superior will ask himself the reasons you're
deserving of more and...
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Are you working on your career goals or just going through the
motions? Are you “in” one day and
the next? Are you waiting for your goals to inspire and
motivate you, and then you will jump in completely?
Many of us want a guarantee before we fully commit to our
goals. If only we knew it would work out, then we would not
question our choice or the direction of ...
You finally did it. You made the decision to leave a career that
makes you dread every Monday morning and pursue one that you feel
is your true calling. Congratulations! Making the decision was the
hard part, right? Unfortunately, no. You've convinced yourself that
this is the right move…how do you convince everyone else?
It's time to work on your resume.
Resume writing for this situation ca...
"There are no stupid questions," says Steve Wolff, CEO of AMS, a
consulting company for the performing arts. In fact, questions that
begin, "This may be a stupid question, but …" are devilishly
effective. They can not only prevent misunderstandings, but also
keep expectations in check.
As a consultant, Steve is paid to ask questions. He's found that
asking "stupid" questions gets people to o...