Category Archives: Trends & Short Cuts

To Know or Not To Know: Which is Better

This weekend, I spoke with a job seeker who — three weeks ago — applied for a job listing online for a job that he saw at Borders. He hadn't seen the closing signs, or the news coverage that Borders … Continue reading

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We Get By With a Little Rec from our Friends (& By Getting There First)

Each month, I participate in the Career Collective with a group of colleagues who blog about a common topic related to career development and job search. Up this month: The topic of social media and how to use it for … Continue reading

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On Change, Water, and Blog Action Day

Generally, I write about careers and job search. But today’s post is part of blog action day and I’m writing about water—as are others all over the world. Like many Americans, I have spent my life surrounded by water. (Did … Continue reading

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Twitter and Your Job Search

This afternoon, I’ll be talking live with Maggie Mistal, host of the Making a Living Radio Show on the Martha Stewart Living Radio Channel on XM/Sirius radio. Our topic: Strategies for finding a job via Twitter and the Twitter Job Search Guide. We’ll be … Continue reading

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Is the Business Card Dying (Or Evolving?)

Yesterday, I stopped by The Roger Smith Hotel, a favorite Manhattan gathering spot for individuals interested in social media. I was there to meet Pam Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation and Jonathan Fields, author of Career Renegade. Jonathan … Continue reading

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Observing the Labor Day “RIF” (A Truth & Dare)

Today, we celebrate Labor Day with the highest unemployment rate in 26 years. The official stats are in at 9.7 percent; though the Washington Post puts actual unemployment rate at 16.8%. (Many organizations continue to "reduction in force"–aka "RIF" trend. … Continue reading

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How to Automate Your Job Search

According to RiseSmart, the average job seeker spends over 50 hours a month online. Given that many job offers are the direct result of face-to-face networking and that many of us (myself included) like to spend time out-of-doors and offline, … Continue reading

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Are Job Boards Becoming Obsolete? (And Why LinkedIn is Becoming Essential)

Last night, I saw Julie and Julia, a movie set in 2002. I was struck by the large size of cell phones, and was reminded of how quickly technology becomes obsolete. My personal prediction is that today–the traditional job board … Continue reading

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Social Media & Your Job Search

If you've read my blog for Emerging Professionals or follow me on Twitter, you will not be surprised to learn that I love using social media. I believe social media is radically transforming the way job seekers and employers connect. I see … Continue reading

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On “SPAM”: Achievements & Recommendations

It will never rival Independence day as a time of national significance, but July 5 has a noteworthy claim all the same. This year, the "day after the fireworks" was also the 72nd birthday of SPAM—otherwise known as pseudo-mystery meat … Continue reading

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