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by Kurt Schmidt

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.  [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Excellent Beach Reading and a Great Gift for Recent Graduates!

I know, it’s summer and all anyone wants to do is go to the beach, hang out, maybe read a book and just have a summer! If you’ve recently graduated, then (I hate to be the one to tell you), this [...]

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Everyday Career Advice: 5 Mission Critical Ways to Improve Job Interview Performance

The mission for your interview is simple – In fact so simple that you can even tell your interviewers what you hope to accomplish while you’re there.  You can actually say to them:  “I’m here to figure out how I [...]

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Quora: What is the best way to find an entry level job after getting your degree?

Quora Question: What is the best way to find an entry level job after getting your degree? “I’m finding it frustrating that after a few months I am still not able to find work. I graduated cum laude and even [...]

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Quora: What career path should a college student take to become a recruiter?

Quora Question:  What career path should a college student take to become a recruiter? To become a recruiter in the technology industry, what path should a college student take when leaving college? What skills are important, and what sort of [...]

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Quora: How can I become a better interviewee when job hunting?

Quora Question:  How can I become a better interviewee when job hunting?  I am qualified but believe I interview badly. ***************** Answer:  Everyone knows that they are supposed to “prepare” but what does that mean? First, yes, do the obvious things: [...]

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