Here’s How to Get the BEST Jobs

Recently I was listening to a former colleague share how she landed her new job at a wildly popular technology company. As she was explaining how she ultimately got in front of the decision-maker, I stopped and said, “Wait, you did what?!” It turns out she posted an article skillfully countering a point the Hirer …

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Beating the Unemployment Bias

Job requirements: “Must be currently employed.” You’ve likely heard “it’s easier to get a job when you already have one,” but what you might not know, is that for some roles, it may be required. Unfortunately, there is clear discrimination against unemployed job seekers, with some companies going so far as to include “currently employed” as …

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Character

If you want to identify your character at it’s core, think about the person you are when your internet or cable goes down and you call Customer Service. If your potential future Boss was a fly on the wall during this interaction, would you still get the job? You’ve heard the famous saying, “Character is …

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Love Your Job Again

When I was in college, I worked as a Hostess for a popular restaurant that would get insanely busy on weekends. There were many things I enjoyed about the job – the lively atmosphere, fun co-workers, a short commute, and perks such as free food and tips. Looking back, it was a pretty decent gig. …

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Brand Traces

I had a coaching client – let’s call him Marvin – who was overlooked for a promotion for a second time and was considering leaving his company.  After dissecting a number of potential reasons, one thing stood out. While Marvin never missed deadlines, produced a solid work product, and was viewed as competent by his …

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Waffling? Ask Yourself This Question

Let’s face it – networking with people you don’t know or who are senior to you in their careers can be nerve-wracking.  This is why so many job seekers resort to sending online applications – not only is hitting “send” much easier, but it requires little vulnerability. Somehow a “faceless” computer-generated email rejection stings less …

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