Monthly Archives: July 2010

What is the desired outcome?

I was on the phone with an alum today and we were speaking about networking.  As we reviewed the basics about reaching out, staying in contact, avoiding asking for a job, and other good networking practices – he inquired what … Continue reading

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No One is Hiring – Part II

As I promised in yesterday’s post, I wanted to address a networking misconception.  I ask students and alumni how their networking is going, and too often I hear the response, “Everyone I reach out to is tells me their company … Continue reading

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No One is Hiring

Sorry for the gap in posts – was away for a bit. I received an email the other day and in the body of the email the individual wrote about how there are no one is hiring.  This person has … Continue reading

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Interview – First Question

When I interview individuals for openings at my office, I often start with one of two “icebreaker” type questions: Tell me about yourself What interests you about this position and office? While these two questions seem innocent enough, most of … Continue reading

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Dear LinkedIn, Where is My Job?

I recently was reading an article and the comments on http://www.CareerJournal.com about using LinkedIn to conduct a job search while you are already employed: Promoting Your Job Search When You’re Already Employed (July 8, 2010) .   There was a comment … Continue reading

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Job Offer Scams

The other day, I was on the phone with a recent graduate as he relayed his story about a scam that he was caught in through a job posting.  As with anything, hindsight is 20/20 and the warning signs were … Continue reading

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Negotiating an Offer

There have been several posts about salary in the past week, it got me thinking about negotiations pertaining to salary and job offers. Timing: Negotiating should occur once you have an offer, whether verbal or written.  Do not get pulled … Continue reading

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