Herzberg’s Theory & What It Means for Job Seekers

I saw an article that posed the question “Does More Compensation Improve Productivity?” After searching “higher pay better performance” and getting about 388 million results, it would seem that folks believe that higher pay is the solution to a company’s performance woes. The thing that might be getting lost here is the fact that psychologist […]

Illogical Arguments Don’t Make a Bad Job Search Strategy Better

I’ve spoken before about my dislike of the spray and pray job search method. Do I think it should never, ever be done? Nah, I don’t like to say “never.” It can have a small role in a job seeker’s overall job hunt strategy; given the fact that, generally, no more than 20% of all […]

Top 5 Interview Red Flags to Help You Steer Clear of a Bad Job

Making it to the in-person interview always feels like such a victory. You have successfully navigated the phone interview and made it to the short list of candidates — way to go! While this is a satisfying achievement, you don’t want to lose sight of the fact that you still need to decide if working […]

Five Reasons to Interview for a Job, Even If You Are Not Sure

You’ve gotten a lead on a job that, a first blush, sounds perfect. But then you learn information about the company or the job itself that causes you to think again about how good that job may really be. Should you even bother submitting your résumé? I would encourage you to not mark the position […]

Don’t Throw Your Career Under the Bus Chasing the Almighty Dollar

Job hunting is nothing short of a roller coaster ride. You have your long stretches where it feels like you are constantly networking, sending out résumés, and keeping attuned to the job market. But, nothing appears to be happening. No calls for interviews, no offers — it’s all very frustrating. Then comes the a flurry […]

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