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    4 ‘Never-Fail’ Negotiation Tips from an Expert

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week’s post (What’s Usually Negotiable in Job Offer, What’s Not) focused on four  elements of the typical job offer that usually are open to negotiation (salary, starting date, vacation days and relocation reimbursement) and three elements that rarely if ever are open to negotiation (insurance benefits, company retirement plans and paid time …

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    What’s Usually Negotiable in Typical Job Offer, What’s Not

    Great News! You’ve got a new job offer from a great company! Now comes the hard part . . . negotiating various elements of the offer to make sure you will be getting the best deal for yourself. (You can be absolutely assured that the hiring manager making the offer has already made sure that …

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    Time to Adjust Your ‘Internal Soundtrack’?

    Whether or not we’re even fully aware of it, most of us have an “internal soundtrack” that plays over and over on a constant loop, day in and day out. Normally, that “soundtrack” is referred to as one’s mindset or overall attitude. Call it what you may, but one thing seems certain: It can and …

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    Need to Conduct ‘Stealth’ Job Search? Here’s How

    You’ve bid you time for the last several years on a job that’s become stale and largely unfulfilling, just waiting until you were convinced that the job market was indeed improving, that the apparent recovery is for real. Clearly, your career is definitely in the “stall” mode, so you decide now may in fact be …

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    Hardest Part of Taking New Job Often Resigning Current One

    For a surprising number of men and women the hardest part of taking a new job, no matter how excited they may be about the career opportunity, or even how dissatisfied they may have become with their current job, is going in to the boss’s office to resign. And usually, the longer they have been …

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    Which ‘Self’ Should You be in a Job Interview?

    You’ve probably run across articles or blogs that advise job hunters to “just be yourself” to succeed in a job interview. Ostensibly, this would seem to be rather sound advice. After all, no one enjoys dealing with a phony or someone who comes across as disingenuous. Still, I’ve always had problems with such advice, primarily …

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    What Millennials Seek, Desire in an Employer

    I just read an interesting article online entitled, Stop Treating Millennial Employees Like Enigmas, written by Sara Roberts and Michael Papay and featured on Fastcompany.com.[1] As the title suggests, the article focuses on how businesses can best utilize the skills and talents of Millennials, generally defined as that 80-million-strong cohort born between 1977 and 2000, …

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    Posted in Career Development, Employer Branding, gen-y, Job Search, Misc, Personal Branding, Success Strategies, Workplace Success

    Career Stalled? NOW is GREAT Time for New Job Hunt!

    If you’ve spent the last four or five years (or even longer!) laboring in “stable misery” at your current job because, among other reasons, you were just thankful to stillhave a job, now would appear to be the best time in years to peek over the edge of your self-imposed foxhole and check out the …

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    VA Secretary ‘Scandal’ ‘Tempest in a Teapot’

    I’m clearly on record as being a strong advocate for always telling the truth on one’s résumé, as well as when making any other statements or claims about one’s work history. (See Go Ask Brian: ‘Fudging’ Résumé Risky.) But in my opinion, the latest “scandal” involving VA Secretary Robert McDonald merely rises to the level …

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    Can a ‘Headhunter’ Help You? Maybe, Maybe Not.

    When you hear the term “headhunter” what is the first thing that comes to mind? How would you describe what you think a headhunter is, what role he or she plays in the job market? Chances are, if you’re at all like the typical job hunter, here is probably how you would describe a headhunter:…

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    Posted in Career Resources, Job Search, Networking, Personal Branding, Recruitment
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