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Tips for Family Members of Job Seekers

There is no doubt about it, for professionals in job transition job search is tough, frustrating and seemingly endless.  Much is written about riding the emotional rollercoaster for the job seeker.  But what is often overlooked is the family members reaction and role in job search.
In speaking with family members of job seekers, they often [...]

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6 Things Never to Ask in an Interview

It’s fairly common knowledge that part of preparing for an interview is preparing questions to ask the prospective employer.  These questions should be thoughtful, related to the job and nothing you could easily find about the employer on the web.
Here are examples of actual questions asked by candidates that quickly became show stoppers.
1. What does [...]

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Do Dream Jobs Really Exist?

Many people will admit that they have caught themselves daydreaming during work hours, dreaming of something else, of something different.  A job where they feel fulfilled, valued, excited to go to on Monday mornings.  A job that brings out the best of them and they bring the best of themselves to.  A job that sustains their life [...]

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The Value of Advocates

Every professional should have an advocate or a series of advocates.  Advocates are different from mentors.  Mentors may offer advice, sage counsel, or have walked a path before you.  Advocates are peers, business associates or superiors who sing your praises without prompting, kick open doors for you, and have your back during bumpy times.  Whether you [...]

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The Value of Candor at Work

Why is it that the connotation for candor has become synonymous with confrontation,  crassness and carelessness?  Direct, open, honest and timely conversations have seem to lost their place, especially in the workplace. People have come to rely on telepathic communication, implications or assumptions that others “should” know what we want or need.  Because it may be uncomfortable to say [...]

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