Being Realistic When Working with Recruiters

On the Facebook page of The Job Quest, I posted a link to an article that talked about the fact that a recruiter is not on your “team” when you are looking for a job. One person commented: “[The recruiters] would bring me in to discuss a particular job and talk me up and tell […]

Are You a One-Trick Pony Who Puts All the Eggs in One Basket?

Yes, this is the cliché edition of The Job Quest 😉 But seriously, a lot of wisdom can be found in clichés when they are applied to the job search: Don’t be a one-trick pony. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Use all the tools in your toolbox. Don’t be a one-hit wonder. […]

Diversifying Your Network of Supportive People

Jake LaCaze posted on Facebook this really interesting TED video by Derek Sivers: The concept put forth here is certainly thought-provoking. If a person is all talk and no action, that appears to prove the point that telling people your goals will make you less likely to actually carry them out. That doesn’t do you […]

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