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by Kurt Schmidt

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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NYT: “Just Graduated, and Fumbling…”

Alina Tugend’s “Just Graduated, and Fumbling Through a First Job” is a well written article and has some helpful insights about first jobs.  Better though, I am smiling  because reading it made me think about my real first job out of [...]

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Lifehacker: “How Can I Build a Resume…”

Lifehacker’s “Dear Lifehacker” resume and reference advice from Alan Henry is not bad but falls short in a few key areas. Alan is right on target when he suggests making lists of your greatest professional, educational and personal accomplishments and, [...]

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Fast Company: “How Do I Get Noticed…”

Lolly Daskal’s Fast Company response to a job seeker who is struggling to get noticed contains some really good advice.  While I’m not excited about everything in her first tip about which is designed to slip past automated software screenings, the [...]

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NYT: “Out of Work, Out of Benefits…”

Annie Lowery’s  NYT story Out of work, out of  benefits, and running out of options about Abe Gorelick’s experience raises a lot of questions for me as a headhunter.  I wish she wrote more about what specifically Abe is doing to conduct his [...]

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Turning Interviews Into Conversations

In a recent LinkedIn “Influencer” Post, writer Jeff Haden excerpted an interview between management coach Rodger Dean Duncan and Jim Lehrer in which they discussed how to turn interviews into conversations.  The post, like the interview between Duncan and Lehrer, focused [...]

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