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Drop the attitude: 8 ways mature workers need to mind their job search manners

An article I came across posted in Quintessential Careers from Susan Jepson, Director of National Senior Networks, reminds us that jobseekers must maintain a positive attitude, even mature workers. In her article, Mature Job-Seekers: Are You Practicing Reverse Age Discrimination in Your … Continue reading

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5 times when nonstop talking can hurt you in the job search and at work

If that got your attention, good. I don’t know any other way to say it; I hate it when people talk too much. This is a personal issue of mine, a lack of tolerance, perhaps; but incessant talking makes my mind … Continue reading

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5 ways the introvert succeeds in the job search

Do you know an introvert who is an active listener and can also make small talk with the best of them; is enthusiastic about writing and also enjoys speaking in public; and thinks before he acts, yet takes well-timed risks? This … Continue reading

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Four things you can do to keep your clients out of their “panic zone”

Guest writer, Jim Peacock, writes about the stretch zone, which is between the comfort and freak out zones. This resonated with me; the fact that we need to take action and not fear failure…rather expect it. “Get out of your … Continue reading

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10 symptoms of unemployment, and why you should greet the unemployed with care

A very talented man in pursuit of a job wrote to me that he’s been discouraged—almost amazed—by the insensitivity some people have displayed when talking to him. They begin the conversation by asking him if he’s still looking for work. “I believe … Continue reading

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12 ways to get outside our comfort zone when attending a networking event

Most of us have a comfort zone. Mine’s walking into a workshop and talking about various job search topics. I guess I’ve been leading workshops on the job search for so long–thousands over the course of eight years–that engaging with people … Continue reading

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The single best advice for the job search and 9 steps to follow in one day

You’re probably thinking this post is about networking. Nah, I’m actually tired of talking about networking. Or you might think this is about writing a résumé recruiters are dying to read. Nope. Maybe you think this post is about the … Continue reading

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