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The polite job search

Job interview questions can be boiled down into three big categories: 1. Can you do the job?  That is, do you have the skills, training, or ability to at least learn how to do the job?  Questions like “give me an example of a time when you used your research skills,” or “what are your … Continue reading

10 Guerrilla strategies for a tough job market

With layoffs continuing to be front page news, job seekers who have been hit in the head by a big clue-brick are wondering how they are going to land anything.  I’m especially concerned because recruiters are telling me they are getting hundreds of resumes the instant they post a job.  So, what are a few tips … Continue reading

Avoiding a bad work situation

Most of us who’ve had any amount of work experience had gone through at least one bad boss or hopelessly dysfunctional organization.  You know what I’m talking about: the job where your actual responsibilities bear no resemblance to the job you actually applied for; the job where the hair on your arms stands up whenever … Continue reading