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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: 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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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 [...]

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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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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: In job interviews, recruiters always ask your current pay. Should I be honest about it? Or is it okay to lie?

Quora Question: In job interviews, recruiters always ask your current pay. Should I be honest about it? Or is it okay to lie? ************* Answer: As a recruiter, part of my job is ensuring that it is possible for my [...]

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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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Thank you NOVA!

Every seat was taken.  The organizers were a little surprised and I was a touch intimidated.  I’m not a practiced public speaker (but I will be soon).  I agreed to do the event a month or so ago and assembled [...]

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Thank You!

Today is the final day of the free promotion for my book, Modern Job Search, and I wanted to express my thanks to the people who participated.  It is humbling to think about people taking time to read something I [...]

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