Dispelling Bad Job Interview Advice, Part 2

Frustrated with interview advice that missed the mark, I started the week with a post that provided better guidance to job seekers. Here is the next installment in the series. Question: Why have you been unemployed for such a long time? Advice given: “Cover up the question with any productive activity that you have done […]

So You Want to Become a Manager. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Great One?

For some, but not all, moving into a management position is a natural evolution in one’s career. Maybe it comes from the feeling of wanting the challenge that comes from going to next level, or maybe you are thinking, “My boss is a jerk! I can do better than that guy (or gal)!” Regardless of […]

Do You Really Want to Spend 12 Years in a Soul-Sucking Career?

This video puts into perspective what the activities of our lives represent in terms of the time they take: I want to focus in on the time that is employment-related: “We’ll be at work… for the equivalent of 3,202 of those days.” Depending on what you do for a living, this may be a conservative […]

Do Cliches Have a Place on Resumes?

There is much advice that advocates for the use of quantifiable accomplishments on a résumé. I am certainly in agreement with that because of how clearly they can show the application of your knowledge and talents in real-world situations. In the same breath, however, some say that you should avoid every qualitative description that is […]

Looking at the Full Package for the Salary Range Question

When buying a car, do you just look at the amount of the monthly payment? In theory, you shouldn’t. You also may want to consider: the full sales price, the interest rate, the length of the loan, and the overall cost to you when that final payment is made. Of course, your decision is also […]

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