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My Recent Job Application, Part 4: Packaging and Spin

Photo:  Blinking Idiot This is the fourth and final post in the series about my recent job application. I’ve talked about how to beat the no experience problem and how totally rewriting my resume helped highlight the right experiences that got me the job. I ended the last post by saying that often the experience is there, we just […]

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My Recent Job Application, Part 3: The Resume

Photo: julesreyes This is part three in the series about my recent job application and how I got a job I wasn’t “qualified” for. In this post I’ll talk about resume writing and how we all have more experience than we think. For the job I recently got writing reviews of high-end men’s gear, they […]

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My Recent Job Application: Part 2

Photo:  Jack Keene I recently got a job as a contributor for a site* that, to put it simply, reviews men’s gear. Everything from clothes and tech gadgets to liquor and outdoor gear. I’m a huge fan of the site, and one day they posted an opening so I applied. I’ve talked about my gear […]

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My Recent Job Application

Photo:  Ed Yourdon By operating a job application tracking tool and writing a career blog, I get to explore many aspects of the job search. But even with all the interviews, research, and writing, it’s still easy to lose touch with the people on the ground – the job seekers in the trenches, applying for […]

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Can an Interviewer Ask for Your Facebook Password?

Photo:  birgerking I recently saw this article from The Atlantic, and this AP story (currently with over 800 comments) that both talk about the rising prevalence of interviewers asking candidates for their Facebook passwords. Not user IDs or handles – their passwords. I’m really worked up about this because I think it’s not only inappropriate […]

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One Meaty Lesson Job Seekers Can Learn From Shark Tank

This is a post I originally did for Brazen Careerist, a great social network for Gen-Y professionals. The full post is now available below. Confession: I love the show Shark Tank. Love it. I’m way too entertained by all aspects of business and entrepreneurship – and Shark Tank indulges my obsessions brilliantly. While enjoying a lovely Friday night with […]

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“Follow Your Passion” – Good or Bad Advice?

Photo:  Alvin Trusty We hear it all the time when looking for work or picking a career, usually from well-meaning but not all that helpful family and friends:  “Find your passion.” I don’t know about you, but my response to that has always been “WTF? What is that? What’s my passion? How do I find […]

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Why Hiring You is More Expensive Than You Think

Photo:  Gerard Van der Leun This is an excerpt from post I did for Brazen Careerist, a great social network for Generation Y professionals. To read the article in its entirety, check out the link to Brazen’s site below. [Update: This article is available in its entirety below] Everyone knows it’s difficult to get a job these […]

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Why Are You Applying for That Job?

Photo:  Darwin Bell So, you need a job and are eyeing up prospects. It can be a very stressful but exciting time. You find some interesting options and start to envision yourself working at XYZ corp., imagining what your life will be like if you just get that job. It’s kind of like falling in […]

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Headhunters Don’t Work for You

Here’s another video post today – this one about headhunters. A lot of job seekers think headhunters work for them – watch the short video and learn how that’s very, very wrong.          

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