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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…

E-mailing Resumes: The Good, The Bad, The Unexpected

Friday, February 27th, 2009

The following article is based on an e-mail I received from a "recently re-employed UNIX Guru" - we'll call him Louis, because, well, that's his name. Fresh from a relatively short period of unemployment, he still identifies with those still in job search mode - and nice guy that he is, he wanted to…

Straight Talk About Your Resume

Friday, February 20th, 2009

By Frank Fox Your resume is the one step in your job search over which you have total control. It is your personal career marketing document. Based upon the strength of that one or two pages of information, you will either be selected for an interview from among potentially hundreds of other cand…

How To Get A Job In Half The Time

Friday, February 20th, 2009

By Dr. Donald E. Wetmore When I received my degree in accounting in 1970, our graduation speaker told us we ought to plan on three or four jobs in our careers. When my daughter graduated from college just a few years ago, her graduation speaker predicted that they ought to plan on three or four d…

Job Search Humor to help you avoid taking it too seriously…

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Job search got you down? To help lighten your mood, below are amusing (accidental, in most cases) comments that were actually written by job applicants during their searches for employment. In a cover letter: "Here are my qualifications for you to overlook." "Please call me after 5:30 because…

Job Search Wisdom – Can You Stop Worrying Please?

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Are you a worrier? Would you like to stop? The reason we worry is that we have a situation in front of us and we are scared that it won't work out. We are afraid that we will make the wrong decision (again), fail, or look bad in front of others. This fear keeps us from seeing a way out. In addit…

Resumé Best Practices: A Survey of 40 HR Managers and Recruiters

Friday, February 20th, 2009

A survey of HR managers and recruiters on resumes and related issues  As the moderator of an HR / Recruiter Panel Discussion at the 1999 Professional Association of Resume Writers' convention, I learned that professional resume consultants, just like job seekers have plenty of questions than ever w…

Job Search Economics 101: It still takes money to make money.

Friday, February 20th, 2009

The quality of your next job directly affects your quality of life. For those of you who want to find your next job in a day or two, for $29.99, I have a question. What are you thinking? The quality of your next job directly affects your quality of life! Why is it then, that so many people want to …

Creating Job Security in the New Millennium

Friday, February 20th, 2009

What does the phrase "job security" mean to you? Twenty-five years ago, job security meant finding a position in a good company, showing up on time, and performing one's duties reasonably well. Advancement within the ranks was also fairly predictable. When I hear people use the phrase "job securi…