Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Job Search: Word Choices to Avoid Poor Communication & Misunderstandings

As a writer, the only thing more important than the words I choose to use are the ideas behind those words, for without ideas no words would follow. But sometimes even a professional writer fails to adequately express the underlying … Continue reading

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Integrity in Your Job Search & Career

Recently I was reviewing a career-type website to determine whether or not I wanted to link to it from this blog.  I’d exchanged a few emails with its owner who, of course, was pushing for the link. Just when I … Continue reading

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Buzz Words on a Resume: Why They’re Important

In the category of “Careers and Employment,” Google reports that one of the top search phrases is “Buzz Words to Use on Résumés.”  Clearly, the job seeker wants answers to the question, “What buzz words should I use?” But first, … Continue reading

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Storms & Perspectives: The Value of Change in Hard Times

Countless motivational sites, free email subscriptions to daily motivational quotes, and well-intended “uplifting” rhetoric from every talking head on the tube, have combined to dilute the value of what we know as “motivation.” Like the calluses our hands develop from … Continue reading

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The Job Interview: “Tell Me About Yourself”

You finally got the interview you’ve worked so hard to secure, you’ve donned your best “power suit,” polished your shoes, and you find yourself staring across the desk into the bored, over-worked eyes of a hiring manager. In spite of … Continue reading

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Age Discrimination: Can You Prove It?

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), enacted in 1967, protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. The ADEA’s protections apply to both employees and job applicants. Under the ADEA, it … Continue reading

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The Career Coach: Worthwhile or Worthless?

I began this series with the article Want to Find Employment? Stop Looking for a Job! — the result of my interview with career coach Randy Block. In this second installment to the series, we’ll dive right into the question … Continue reading

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