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13 ways to act professionally in the job search

Years ago my daughter had to defend her position when she was accused of something that she and I felt was unjust. Nonetheless, before she spoke to the principal, I told her to act professionally. The look on her face … Continue reading

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5 ways dwelling on your age will hurt your job search

I’ve added one more reason why dwelling on your age will hurt your job search. As with anything you try to achieve, attitude is key. One of my connections sent me part of an email he received in response to … Continue reading

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7 reasons to say no to a job offer

I don’t recommend that my customers say no to a job offer unless there’s a good reason. That’s why when one of my most promising customers told me she was reluctant to accept a job offer at a leading hotel … Continue reading

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4 reasons for NOT saying at an interview that you’re a Perfectionist

I can say with certainty that I am not a perfectionist. Today, for instance, I’m wearing brown shoes, olive-green pants, a black belt, a blue striped shirt, and a Mackintosh plaid tie. And, oh, my socks don’t match. I attribute … Continue reading

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Dear recruiter, 15 reasons why you lost the best candidate ever

Read the follow-up post, Dear hiring manager, 15 reasons why you lost the best candidate ever. There are 15 different reasons! As a career strategist I’m privy to conversation from job candidates who are at the mercy of internal and third-party … Continue reading

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4 reasons why eye contact is important

Recently I conduced a mock interview for one of my customers, and what struck me most was her lack of eye contact. As career advisors we advise our customers to maintain eye contact. Never has this advice been more relevant … Continue reading

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7 ways to drop the ball in the job search

I’m not known for my etiquette. For instance, I often forget to send birthday cards to family members,; or I forget their birthdays entirely. When I’ve forgotten birthdays, I’ve essentially “dropped the ball.” There are a number of ways jobseekers “drop the … Continue reading

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