Dealing with the Highs and Lows of the Job Hunt

One week ago, there were thunderstorms in Wisconsin. Thunderstorms. In January. It was crazy having the temperature be that warm! But then, it got colder the next day, and we had so much snow that they cancelled school. And a couple days later, the high temperature for the day was in the single digits. Today, […]

Seeing the Forest for the Trees on the Job Hunt

It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that some “silver bullet” is going to be the answer to job seeking success. More often than not, job hunters think the big solution lies in a well-crafted résumé. “If only I had the perfect résumé,” they think, “I would be able to get a job […]

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. […]

Four Risks of Avoiding an Online Presence

I read this line on Twitter a few days ago: “If you wanna stay private, don’t go online.” So… just keep off the Internet if you don’t want to feel like you’re in fishbowl, being gawked at by unknown numbers of strangers. And that choice will have no negative impact, right? Uh, wrong. Like virtually […]

“Does My ‘But’ Look Too Big?”

When someone tells you something that you know is true, how often do you find yourself saying, “I know, BUT…” What on earth are you doing sticking your “but” in there? Like your “but” is going to explain why this particular truth doesn’t apply to you? Here are a few times that I have heard […]

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