What If I Interview and Decide I Don’t Want the Job?

A reader writes in: “I interviewed for a job and they are checking references. I have decided that I am not really into the job after considering everything. How do I politely decline if I am asked? I didn’t say I would take the job if offered when asked in the interview. I said I […]

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 […]

On the Job Hunt, There Are No Guarantees

Our coonhound, Graham, has been with us for two months now, and we are discovering that he has quite the personality. He is headstrong and is particularly vocal when he feels he deserves something (usually food-related). Graham is an explorer; he found our garage to be a particularly fun place with all sorts of interesting […]

Tips for Negotiating Salary

Negotiating is one of the most-dreaded parts of the job search. Even though it signifies that you have been made an offer, people often choke when it comes time to talk specifically about salary. Watch this amazing video by Ramit Sethi on how to negotiate salary well: I’m going to discuss the third tip in […]

Salary Negotiations

Salary negotiation is one area of the job hunt in which I have failed miserably. Many years ago, I was interviewing for an employment opportunity that I was very qualified for in both education and experience. The ad had listed a salary range for the position, with the upper part of the range being more […]

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