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Careers & Employment Information

The Path of Least Resistance


I spend a bit of time on airplanes. So, I was surprised by what I observed on a regional jet.

Sweeping Up Worms


With the opening of a new venture and numerous reporters arriving in an hour, it felt like one of those "chickens with heads off" days. We were close, but not ready.

How to Deal With Workplace Inflexibility


You've been a model employee: responsible, industrious, creative and productive. You've gone the extra mile time and again, with a smile.

Seminars: Why Are They Popular, and What Advantages/Disadvantages Are There to Attending One?


Seminars dealing with "special topics" have actually been around for decades, and are an older form of marketing and information exchanges, that have seen quite a resurgence of interest in the past ten years.Seminars are simply a group of people coming together for the discussion and learning of specific techniques and topics.

Offer Letter Limbo


Recently we concluded the placement of a Senior Sales Representative for a publicly traded company. The role was ripe with potential as the company products were being widely embraced by current and new customers.

The Big Mo : Momentum and the Hiring Process


Momentum as defined by Webster's is: strength or force gained by motion or through the development of events. For our purposes, the interview process is a "development of events".

Job Search: Time Management


There is an old adage that "Looking for a job is harder than working." How true! The rigors of job search are magnified by the turmoil we experience: lack of self-confidence, humiliation, financial pressure, and the undercurrent of emotions that color all we do: fear, anger, depression, anxiety, loss.

Personal Contacts: The Key to Successful Networking


When the word "networking" is used, we tend to think of upwardly mobile college graduates with a bursting day timer in hand chatting up the competition at business meetings, conventions, or workshops. The average blue/pink/white collar worker disconnects, feeling that they could never be that pushy, don't know enough people to even start the attempt, and that the method only works in competitive business environments.

Job Hunting Tips: Accepting Judgment


Applying for work is stressful, no matter the circumstances. Even if you are already working, and merely looking to see what else is out there, you still want to be offered the position.

Overwhelmed and Overworked: The Myth of American Productivity


Employment finally seemed back on track during the first few months of 2004. Politicians crowed that "Our tax cuts are working.

Unemployment Blues: Staying Afloat


The unemployment checks are running out and there is no potential job in sight. The wolf is knocking at the door and you need to survive.

Job Hunting Tips: Assessing Personal Value


A week out of work is a vacation. You can sleep late in the morning, revel in your newly found free time, shop when the stores are empty, and get around to those chores you have been putting off for too long.

Job Hunting Tips: Taking Care of Yourself


Looking for work is generally a miserable undertaking. No matter how much education and experience you have, you are in a powerless and vulnerable position.

Are You Bored By What You Do?


Is your working life in the doldrums? Do you feel stuck in a rut? Uncertain about the future? Depressed by what you can see ahead? Still looking for a job that will fully engage your interest?If so, you're like millions of others who face each working week more with resignation than excitement. It's not that things are bad.

Working with Recruiters: 5 Critical Words for Candidates


As professional recruiters working both retained and contingency search assignments, we spend a significant part of our effort preparing both the candidate and the client employer for prospective interviews. Preparing each side to meet and interact removes much of the predisposed tension that is inherent to the interview process on both sides.

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