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Question: Are Cover Letters Really Necessary?

Are cover letters worth writing? One person says no one reads them. Another says the letter is more important than the resume. – JD Sometimes looking for jobs is a lot like dating: Say you have two dates with two … Continue reading

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What’s On Your Summer Motivation List?

“Then would you read a Sustaining Book, such as would help and comfort a Wedged Bear in Great Tightness?” – Winnie the Pooh Searching for a job in the summer may be tougher than searching for a job in Winter. … Continue reading

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Conversation with a Friend (Passages)

From a conversation about passages with my friend, Carol Barash of Story to College, April 2011. It was easy to see a path. Like crossing a stream with big rocks. I knew where to jump and leapt among the stone … Continue reading

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Managing Your Career 2.0: On Giving Up To Get It Right

I’m a big fan of the A& E show Hoarders, a program that looks “inside the lives of people whose inability to part with their belongings is so out of control that they are on the verge of a personal … Continue reading

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Career Advice Not Worth Taking Part III: Talking About Your Passions

This is the second in a three part series inspired by an e-book of career advice that prescribed answers to interviewing questions. Here, I take a look at the Q & A given by the e-book’s authors, and suggest an … Continue reading

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Career Advice Not Worth Taking Part II: Should You Say You’re Always Flexible?

This is the second in a three part series inspired by an e-book of career advice that prescribed answers to interviewing questions. Here, I take a look at the Q & A given by the e-book’s authors, and suggest an … Continue reading

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Career Advice Not Worth Taking: Does a Pat Answer to How You Deal With Stress Work?

Several weeks ago, I learned of a free new career e-book for new grads from a technical recruiting firm. I worked in university career offices for eight years before starting my business, so I couldn’t wait to see what they … Continue reading

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They’re Just Not Into Me…Or Are They?

One of the job seekers I know and think the world of applied for her dream job several months ago. Based on  the job description and what she could learn of the organization, it wasn’t only an ideal role from … Continue reading

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Lessons in Brevity from Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson held multiple positions during his life. He was a U.S. Minister to France, Secretary of State under George Washington, Vice President to John Adams, and was U.S. President for eight years. His tombstone, however, mentions none of these … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Bad Fit Blues

“Sign your name here. Now switch hands and do it again. Is it tougher the second time around? Yeah, I thought so….” I’m right-handed. I grew up sitting across the kitchen table from my left-handed sisters. Our seating arrangement prevented … Continue reading

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