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Do You Feel Like You’re Being Watched?

Do you feel like you’re employer is keeping tabs on your private life?  If so, do you think the benefit (for the company) outweighs the invasion of privacy (for the employees)?  Does the possibility of your employer listening in on [...]

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Pay for Play? Feedback a New Money Maker!

Seriously, would you pay for “feedback” from an interview that didn’t result in an offer?  This was the question Tim Sackett posted and answered in a recent piece on his blog, Fistful of Talent.  I kind of think he’s joking [...]

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What Place does Work Occupy in Our Lives?

What place does work occupy in our lives?  Do we work to buy time for our true interests?  Or because we love it? This is a thought provoking article – Don’t Fool Yourself: There is No Work/Life Balance via Fast Company [...]

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The Best Defense is Offense!

The first thing that came to mind after reading this article (via Mashable) is that this person is spending a lot of time trying to figure out why they didn’t hear from a potential employer after an interview – instead of [...]

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Huff Post: “10 Reasons They Haven’t Contacted You After a Job Interview”

Huffington Post contributor Susan P. Joyce’s recent column “10 Reasons They Haven’t Contacted You After a Job Interview” is a good reminder of something I have to deal with myself and something I have to remind my candidates of regularly: [...]

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Half of Workers Haven’t Sought New Jobs in Five Years

According to a recent survey run by the temp worker and accounting staffing agency, Accountemps, 48% of the respondents said that they had not pursued a new job in 5 years and 30% said they hadn’t sought a new job [...]

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RE: Four Trends Crushing America’s Veterans

Last week William Treseder posted a very interesting article (Four Trends Crushing America’s Veterans) about how he feels the press is misrepresenting America’s veterans – to the detriment of their employment prospects. He supports his premise by citing four “trends” that the [...]

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Huff Post: “Marooned in Middle Management…”

Sara Canaday’s recent article, “Marooned in Middle Management? Something is Missing” provides a lot of good tips for evaluating the impact of your job – especially if you’ve been there a while and feel stuck.  She describes passed over “Perpetual [...]

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Ingratitude, Arrogance and Bad Karma

This is not a new story, most of it appeared to happen last summer (2013) but the fact that I found it suggests that it still resonates.  As explained by Janet Cho from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Kelly Blazek, the [...]

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Alex Malley: “You’re hired! The six characteristics…”

Alex Malley’s LinkedIn “Influencer” article “You’re hired! The six characteristics I look for in a job applicant” has some great insights about how he likes to get beyond the standard interview interrogation.   In the book I write a lot [...]

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