Monthly Archives: July 2011

Dr. Phil Follow-up

My recent post from the other day (Dr. Phil – So How’s That Working For You?) generated some good feedback.  Readers surmised their job search efforts were stalled or ineffective, so the question that was raised was ‘So what is … Continue reading

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Dr. Phil

“Dr. Phil”McGraw became a cultural icon when he was thrust upon the American television viewing audience through the Oprah Winfrey show.  As some may know, Dr. Phil would listen to someone talk about a problem or a married couple sharing issues … Continue reading

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Long Distance Job Search

Have you ever been in a long distance relationship?  You swear you will stay  in contact with that special someone, travel to visit each other as often as possible, and convince yourself that it will work.  And while some long … Continue reading

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8 Important Tips for Skype Interviews

Solid tips on Skype interviews from CareerBuilder and CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/LIVING/07/11/skype.interview.tips.cb/index.html Only one I disagree with is part of Tip #8 –  “Practice speaking more quickly than you normally do.”  I would recommend the energy piece, but would not recommend speaking … Continue reading

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Temp Job or Audition?

Glass half full or half empty?  This question is used when evaluating a scenario(one having equal upside/downside) as being positive or negative.  While the catch is both answers are correct, the approach one takes to the scenario is influential on … Continue reading

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Job Search Highs and Lows from a Recent Graduate

Thanks to Kevin Monahan for publishing this guest post! Although I’m not an expert, I hope that some of my recent experiences can provide reassurance (or comic relief) to those in the job search jungle. Rejection Management I will be … Continue reading

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Informational Interviewing

Don’t like your current job?  Are you one of the 50% of employees who are “checked out” at the job?  A survey from Mercer, an consulting firm with a specialty in HR matters, reveals that, “Nearly one in three (32%) … Continue reading

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