A Manager’s Support Network

On a three-part interview with social media expert Phil Gerbyshak from several years back, there was an interesting question posted at the end of it: “Are you properly nurturing your supporting relationships? What have you done lately to nurture your support network?” In that case, they were referring to personal support networks. But my thoughts […]

Three Reasons to Use Lists on Your Résumé

When you take a look at blog posts on a variety of topics, you may notice something: a significant number of the titles indicate that there is some type of list that can be found within the context of the post. That’s not just an anomaly. Readers gravitate to lists for a variety of reasons: […]

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Previously, I retweeted the following quote by Plato: “Self-conquest is the greatest of victories.” But I rather like the full quotation of his from which this paraphrase came: “The first and best victory is to conquer self; to be conquered by self is of all things most shameful and vile.” I’ve talked about how the […]

Who Else Should You Include in Your Thank-You Notes?

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~William Arthur Ward When people think of thank-you notes and the job search, usually they just consider showing their appreciation to the companies that have given them an interview. Unfortunately, that leaves out a whole host of great folks who […]

Why People Mess Up Job Interviews

So, you’ve researched positions and companies, crafted stellar cover letters and résumés, and submitted your materials to openings that are a good fit for your background. And you received some responses — they want to interview you! Joy and happiness! You get face time! Now you get the chance to really show your stuff. Unfortunately, […]

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