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Is No Job Better than the Wrong Job?

How do you know whether that new job is the right job for you? What can you do to check out — or “vet” — a potential employer before committing yourself to a new position? The importance of a thorough … Continue reading

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A Hiring Story with Update on Lynda C. Watts

To my regular readers, THANK YOU for your patience while I’ve made the transition back into the world of formal employment.  That transition included a move from St. Louis, Mo. to Kansas City (Overland Park), KS — and all that comes with … Continue reading

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Dealing with Employment Rejection: A New Approach

No one likes rejection.  Whether we experience it in our personal relationships, or whether we are rejected as a viable candidate for a job vacancy, rejection doesn’t feel good. The question is:  How do you handle repeated rejection? The answer … Continue reading

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How to Network for Maximum Value: Creating a Real Connection

If you haven’t familiarized yourself with social networking, you are significantly behind the times!  If you regularly read my blog, you probably know that I am an active member of the popular LinkedIn “social networking” website.  I find that it … Continue reading

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Finding a Job and Finding a Mate: The Similarities

As an active member of LinkedIn.com, I am always keeping my eyes open for that rare job seeker who finds employment.  And when I do discover someone who announces a new position, I seek him out to see what I … 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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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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Want to Find Employment? Stop Looking for a Job!

The Over 40 crowd — and especially the Over 50 crowd — needs to know what I didn’t know until today! A PRELIMINARY ASIDE: A week ago, I scheduled an interview with Career Coach Randy Block, of Block & Associates, … Continue reading

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Linking Up by Linking In: LinkedIn and Your Career

The Situation: You need a job. You spend day after day searching the job boards online. You’ve sweated over your résumé and perhaps even paid a professional to write one for you. Still, all you receive is rejection after rejection, … Continue reading

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