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Respect the Jobseeker’s Valuable Time

Whether my clients are discussing their frustrations with the current job search environment, or seminar, workshop and career fair attendees are venting, some complaints remain constant, and one of those complaints is “why are companies wasting my time?”  I know organizations are busier than ever, and employee and management hours have increased, but if you …

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Social Media, the Golden Rule, Your Job Search (and Career)

Daily I will admit shock at the posts I see on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social media.  This doesn’t even include blogs, articles (posted remarks after those blogs and articles), and comment sites (like “who called me” for 1-800 #’s).  Somehow the Internet has become a cacophony of voices wanting to list each and …

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Answering the “Tell Me about Yourself” Interview Question

Clients regularly ask that I coach them through various interview questions, and one of the most requested is “Tell Me about Yourself.”  I definitely understand why this question creates so much anxiety on the interviewee’s part, mainly because they have no idea what the interviewer really wants from them.  Here is how I coach my …

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