Archive for February, 2011

Asking Good Career Questions

February 28, 2011

When it rains it pours! In addition to last week’s Channel 5 story, I also did an interview with NJC Printing (with whom I’ve done business) for their blog. Per their post intro: NJC Printing wanted to take this year to learn a little more about our customers and to also share with you more [...]

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Channel 5 Video

February 25, 2011

It’s now up over at KDSK, or you can simply watch it right here! I really appreciate all the feedback!

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Channel 5′s “Job Hunting For The Unemployed” Story

February 24, 2011

I thought KSDK News Channel 5 and Kay Quinn did a very nice job tonight with their story, “Job Hunting For The Unemployed.” I was honored to be a part of it as their Career Coach/Career Counseling resource! Their real life story of Rick Rea really brings home what people are going through right now. [...]

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A Sneak Peek at My Interview With Channel 5

February 22, 2011

This Thursday, the KSDK news team (Channel 5 here in St. Louis) is doing a story about job interviewing, and I’m excited to announce that their interview of yours truly will be a part of the story! I hope you’ll watch. If the questions they’ve been asking me as a career coach/career counseling resource are [...]

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Networking Tips Anonymous: Tip #4

February 17, 2011

Onto the next tip from our secret hiring decision maker: TIP #4: KNOWING NOTHING ABOUT MY COMPANY. This is probably the most common mistake I see. I get e-mails all the time that sound very formulaic – in other words, clearly the same e-mail that’s been sent to everyone on the applicant’s list. These e-mails [...]

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25 Great Companies With 700+ Openings Each

February 15, 2011

Yes, you read that headline right. At the end of last month, Fortune released a report that the “25 Best Companies To Work For” are in fact looking for more people to work for them. The companies range in industry, with names including Edward Jones, Cisco, Whole Foods, American Express and Mayo Clinic. As the [...]

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How To Make a Great Impression AFTER a Job Interview

February 14, 2011

Getting and acing a job interview are often viewed as the final destination/goal of the job seeker. But as this article nicely points out, there’s still a lot you can do AFTER the interview. I agree with the writer – as a job seeker, this is an empowering opportunity to take the bull by the [...]

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Networking Tips Anonymous: Tip #3

February 10, 2011

Our corporate hiring decision maker is back with another tip on what NOT TO DO and what TO DO based on their experiences. TIP #3: FOR ALL THAT IS HOLY, DON’T SEND MASS E-MAILS. The worst e-mail mistake that I’ve seen – and the one that will get your message immediately deleted from my list [...]

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How This Year’s Super Bowl Can Inspire Your Career

February 6, 2011

Tonight the Green Bay Packers taught us all a lesson in endurance, commitment and hope. It doesn’t matter if you’re a sports fan or not, you can still learn from their story. Throughout the regular season, the Packers lost some of the best players on their team. They JUST got into the playoffs as a [...]

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Career Detour: Responding To All The Help-Wanted Ads

February 2, 2011

It’s amazing how much time job seekers spend answering ads. People spend hours reworking their resume so that every word fits the job description. Ask any career counselor and they’ll tell you that doing this for every ad can be exhausting – and it’s most often to the result of either a “no, thank you” [...]

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