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Everyday Career Advice That’s Not Everyday: Desperation – Going Rogue!
I keep thinking about a candidate I recently stopped working with. He’s a very good upper middle management supply chain professional who has gotten stuck and is currently with a smaller, unstable company. I like him. He’s a good guy. [...]read more
Everyday Career Advice That’s Not Everyday: Skip Applications and Find Jobs that Aren’t Posted!
The Question: What should I do? This could be anyone. We all know these exact feelings: “I will keep applying to published jobs, but I am 99.9% sure this is not going to work. Unfortunately, I am not good at [...]read more
Everyday Career Advice That’s Not Everyday: They Changed the Job Requirements During the Interview!
I get emails with questions from candidates all the time, both for projects we’re working on together and sometimes in regard to interviews they’ve gotten on their own. I like to try to answer if I feel like my thoughts might be [...]read more
Everyday Career Advice That’s Not Everyday: Target Your Search – Don’t Apply to Everything!
This is a partial email conversation with a candidate I’m working with and marketing. He sends me job leads to explore on his behalf via my network, which is something I do a lot of and I’m good at. He’s definitely [...]read more
Everyday Career Advice: Paying it Forward
I’ve spent years telling job seekers that it’s okay to contact people who work in their desired field and ask their advice. Doing research, identifying appropriate contacts, and sending short introductory notes is okay, no better than okay, it’s the [...]read more
Why Isn’t LinkedIn Better?
Before I get to the title question, I am a huge LinkedIn fan. I use the site daily and have had a premium membership since 2007. LinkedIn has been very good for my business and I like it, both in [...]read more