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How To Close a Job Offer That’s Too Low

Published on May 20, 2012 By David

You’ve interviewed with multiple people. You know you’re perfect for the job. You can tell they love you. And then they offer you the job with a 20% salary bump and everything is perfect…right? Sometimes it happens this way. But just because someone really wants to hire you doesn’t mean they’re not going to try [...]

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Job Interview Tips In Chicago This Week

Published on April 29, 2012 By David

I’m very excited to present “From Hi to Hired…How to Simplify and Ace The Interview” this Thursday at the Executive Network Group (ENG) in Chicago! If any of you (or someone you know) is in Chicago, I hope you’ll join us! Here’s what ENG sent out to attendees this week: Your resume gets you the [...]

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A Few More Phone Interview Tips

Published on June 23, 2011 By David

Based on some of the feedback from my last post, I thought it would be worthwhile going a little deeper into what you should try to achieve through a phone interview. First, off, for those of you who HAVEN’T had to do a phone interview, this kind of interview is often a quick evaluation (most [...]

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Hidden Weakness Questions in an Interview

Published on June 12, 2011 By David

Last March, I did a post about what you should say when asked about weaknesses. After all, this is something that does come up in interviews quite often. In that post, I talked about how job seekers should take weakness questions and turn them around. Sometimes it’s as simple as using the phrase, “Here’s what [...]

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Resume Writing Tips, Part 2

Published on May 25, 2011 By David

Today, let’s take a look at the chronological resume, which takes aim at a particular position/skill set.  This is the type of resume that you probably use now or have used in the past.  It’s used when applying for a job where your job history matches the target and shows a sensible progression of career steps. Although employers [...]

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How NOT to Ruin a Networking Meeting

Published on May 15, 2011 By David

I see it all the time. People who have jobs and are networking to further their career do it, and people who are completely out of a job and networking for a new one do it. They leave a networking meeting without any clear next steps. As this San Francisco Chronicle article shows, there are [...]

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What To Say When Asked About Weaknesses

Published on March 17, 2011 By David

It’s a question no one wants to hear, often because they have no idea how to even start answering it: “What are your weaknesses?” I recently came across this article that reinforces something I tell my Career Coaching and counseling clients – just because they ask you doesn’t mean you have to blurt out the [...]

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Asking Good Career Questions

Published on February 28, 2011 By David

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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Are You Too Nice To Get Hired?

Published on November 16, 2010 By David

Last night I came across an article that was boldly titled, Are Women Too Nice To Get Hired? My first reaction was one of shock, as I found the notion sexist. But then I got into the content, and sexist or not, research suggests it might be the truth. According to a study by Inside [...]

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