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What is Your Management Style?

A common interview question is “what is your management style?”  There are many books and articles that enumerate a number of styles and argue one is the best but the fact that is each can be effective with certain types … Continue reading

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OVER 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE …

Imagine writing an ad to sell your house and starting the ad with, “25-year old house”.  You would never do that because then the potential buyer would want to know, “will I have to replace the roof? The siding? The … Continue reading

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THE HOUSE THAT MARK BUILT

One of the most difficult things about a job search are the feelings of being overwhelmed; the months of frustration when so many, especially those you thought were friends, do not return your calls or emails; and the disbelief that … Continue reading

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PERSONAL BRANDING – DO YOU KNOW YOUR KLOUT SCORE?

“Applicants with strong personal brands have an advantage in the recruiting process and have the potential of standing out in a crowded job market,” says Holly Paul, the national leader for recruiting at PricewaterhouseCoopers. As we move from a knowledge … Continue reading

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HOW TO CONDUCT YOUR JOB SEARCH LIKE TED WILLIAMS

Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox, hit .406 in 1941.  Each time he was at bat, he had both the knowledge that the odds of him getting a hit was only 4 out of 10,  and he had the confidence he … Continue reading

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In Hiring, a Friend in Need Is a Prospect, Indeed

Riju Parakh wasn’t even looking for a new job. But when a friend at Ernst & Young recommended her, Ms. Parakh’s résumé was quickly separated from the thousands the firm receives every week because she was referred by a current employee, … Continue reading

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How to Say ‘Look at Me!’ to an Online Recruiter

IF you are thinking of looking for a job this year, or are already searching for one, be warned: for some job seekers, the rules have changed. Technology and social media have altered the way some employers consider candidates. Simply … Continue reading

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ARE YOUR LISTENING SKILLS A BARRIER TO A SUCCESFUL JOB SEARCH?

Imagine a teacher spends a week teaching high school students the proper way to provide footnotes on a research paper. On Friday she gives an assignment due Monday for each student to prepare a one-page research paper using original source … Continue reading

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Employers are screening applicants on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn – Are you using all three?

According to a recent survey, 91% of employers are using social networking sites to screen prospective employees.  The largest number, 47%, look at social networking sites upon receiving an application.  The sites they are most commonly using are: Facebook 76%, … Continue reading

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ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR SKYPE INTERVIEW?

One of the topics I have written about frequently is the issue of 50+ year-old job seekers who are not contemporary in their use of technology. The data is clear that job seekers who are 55 or older are taking … Continue reading

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