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Job Search Advice

Relaxed or Desperate: Which Describes You?

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

By Katie Smith When people generally think of job search we tend to think about things we should be doing. I would like to direct your attention inside and begin to observe how you are BEING in your life. Granted there are always things we need to DO to create our next position, but the way we ar…

The Smallest Companies are the Biggest Employers

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

It has long been my observation that those job seekers who are unemployed the longest and have the highest levels of frustration frequently focus almost exclusively on very large  companies. Very large employers are harder to get into because they attract so much candidate attention, they are fo…

Denver Post Article on Colorado Salaries and Job Security

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Colorado workers face stagnant pay, job insecurity By Aldo Svaldi The Denver Post // 0){ document.getElementById('articleViewerGroup').style.width = requestedWidth + "px"; document.getElementById('articleViewerGroup').style.margin = "0px 0px 10px 10px"; …

Twelve of the Toughest Interview Questions

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Here are classic interview questions from one of my favorite books on interviewing: The Perfect Interview (2nd edition) by John D. Drake Tell me about yourself. What are your strengths? What are your major weaknesses or limitations? What are your financial requirements? Why are you l…

Stalking the Stimulus

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Relevant article in the July 2009 edition of CoBiz Magazine... http://www.cobizmag.com/articles/stalking-the-stimulus/…

Helping Friends & Family Through a Job Search

Monday, June 1st, 2009

No doubt about it, job searching is a trying time, not just for job seekers, but for family and friends as well. And of course we want to help, we really do. Sometimes we're successful, and sometimes we need to be more understanding. So friends and family, listen up! Here are a few do's and don'ts, …

Recent press on CAREER-magic.com & the Caffeinated Careers Club

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Courtesy of the Arvada Press. Click here to read the article in its entirety: http://www.milehighnews.com/Articles-i-2009-05-28-210870.114125_Making_the_connection.html#123…

Staying Up in a Long-Drawn-Out Job Search

Monday, June 1st, 2009

No doubt about it, job searching can be a draining, emotionally gut-wrenching, and depressing experience. The world as you know it hangs in the balance throughout a long, anxiety-ridden jaunt through the unknown. As a job search expert, a big part of what I do is help clients stay "up" emotionally t…

An Upside to the Recession? My thoughts exactly…

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

An esteemed colleague of mine, Carol Ross, writes a brilliant blog, often putting lucid words around the topics that I find myself pondering (though with less clarity). Her most recent, The Upside to a Recession, is about "realistic optimism" --an oxymoron better known as the silver lining…

Taking the Guesswork out of Dressing for an Interview

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

by Dana Lynch “To suit or not to suit?” That is the question. It used to be a given, before business casual and casual dress codes came to be, that an interview always meant donning a suit. It’s not so simple anymore. Especially in the tech field, dressing for work sometimes practically means…