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May 16, 2015
I loved Super Bowl 47. The battle between the two teams was one that I expected to be as fierce as it was and be as close as it was. As those who know me would say, the only thing that would have made it better is if the Giants played in it and won....
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I lived in the New York metropolitan area for much of my life. I noticed that when warm weather arrived and cold weather arrived, the mood for hiring managers changed. Suddenly, warm weather brought their thoughts to vacation and taking it a little easier. Conversely, cold weather often reminded them that Christmas was approaching and...
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Most of the time, I focus on helping job hunters find work by helping them correct mistakes they make when managing their job search. But that is a battle that most people face every few years. Career management is a lifetime responsibility you have to yourself and your Board of Directors (your family). Unless you...
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“Q. A lot of companies don’t make it easy to apply for their jobs. I have filled out countless pages of online apps, plus taken personality tests and God knows what, usually with zero response. Even a rejection letter is nice to get in lieu of nothing.   Answer: Online applications are the worst but...
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“Q. I am thinking of coming back to US after working in Dubai for 17 years, which is five years more than I worked in US. Is this a handicap? A managing director friend of mine still hasn’t found a job a year later after coming back to DC. How do you suggest I test...
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Hey, Jeff, how about the topic of 48 year olds trying to compete with 28 and 38 year olds  for a topic?  It is what I have been going through in my job search for the past 2 1/2 years here in xxxx. I have no problem getting interviews and have been told by many...
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Greg Smith, a former banker with Goldman Sachs in London, set off a firestorm when he resigned publically with an OpEd article in The New York Times. Smith alleged that Goldman put its needs ahead of the client, an allegation that was embarassing to his former employer. Very few of you are employed by firms that...
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Donald Trump’s, “The Celebrity Apprentice” puts a number of “B” and “C” actors and actresses together on two teams for several weeks working on projects together. Each team will select a project manager for the task that they are competing over. Each week, one team wins; the other team loses. The winning team’s project manager...
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With Valentine’s Day here, writers thoughts turn to ideas of tying the art of love into an article idea. I am no different. But actually, job hunting is very much luck dating and success after you join is very much like having a successful marriage. There are things you can do while dating that can...
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Another fabulous game to watch and although I am a Giants fan, there are things I noticed about each team and how they played and prepared that I believe are extremely valuable when applied to job hunting. 1. The value of a system Each team operates within a system with nothing left to chance. The...
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