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October 20, 2009

Sleepy Interviewer? Here's How to Follow Up

Dear Liz, I had the most frustrating experience last week. After pursuing a certain prospective employer for months, watching the job boards for openings and the news ...

September 29, 2009

Job Hunting? Follow Your Passions

The recession may have been officially declared over, but that hasn't changed the relentless job hunt for millions of workers who fell victim to the rash of corporate ...

September 25, 2009

Getting Unstuck In Your Job Search

There are over 10 million anxious job seekers on the prowl, flooding the job market with applications and résumés. Employees are working tirelessly to convince ...

September 25, 2009

Ten Ways to Tank a Job Interview

Landing a job interview means you actually have a decent chance of getting the job: You've been selected from probably hundreds of applicants to be one of the ...

August 21, 2009

Six Tips for Following Up on Your Resume

Dear Liz, I spotted what looks like the perfect job for me and I sent a résumé in to the company's online application system, as was required. But it has been a week ...

August 11, 2009

Five Deadly Interview Mistakes

Attending an interview with the intent to impress the hiring manager ) is dangerous if you go about it in the wrong way. Below are the five most common mistakes you ...

July 28, 2009

Explaining Why You Got Laid Off

My colleagues and I at the Handel Group will be answering your questions about job-search and career-related issues at the Coaches Corner at BusinessWeek. Please ...

July 28, 2009

Skip Job Boards and Use Social Media Instead

If you rely on job boards or corporate Web sites for your job search, you'll find yourself unemployed for a very long time. Instead, look to your networks, both in ...

July 17, 2009

Career Q&A: Staying Inspired in the Job Search

My colleagues and I at the Handel Group will be answering your questions about job-search and career-related issues at the Coaches Corner at BusinessWeek. Please ...

June 23, 2009

Make Job-Hunting a Party

So you're out of work—or worried you may be soon. Your impulse is to batten down the hatches and hunker down rather than hobnob, right? It's natural, but as any ...

June 16, 2009

About Cover Letters

Posted on Words at Work: June 15, 2009 1:18 PM In my last post I talked about how to make your résumé more likely to catch the attention of a hiring manager. As a ...

June 12, 2009

Job Search Q&A: What Employers Want to Hear

My colleagues and I at the Handel Group will be answering your questions about job-search and career-related issues at the Coaches Corner at BusinessWeek. Please ...

June 9, 2009

Why Certain Cities Attract Gen Ys

The financial crisis is bringing Generation Y its first big test, according to 30-year-old Duke business professor, Aaron K. Chatterji. He thinks it will bring out the...

May 22, 2009

Overcoming Job-Hunting Rejection

Having to look for a job wasn't supposed to happen to you. You were nearing your company's inner circle. You had studied and sacrificed, met the right people, and made...

May 5, 2009

How Do I Prepare for a Job Interview?

Dear Liz, I've got an interview coming up at a Fortune 500 company, and I'm a bit nervous. I've worked in large companies before, but the stakes for this interview are...

April 21, 2009

Making Sense of Your Career Path

Dear Liz, I've had a variety of roles in operations and sales management, as well as product management, finance, and HR. In 26 years since college, I've been with six...

April 10, 2009

The 'Never Specify a Salary' Myth

Dear Liz, I've always heard that it's best not to say anything about salary when you're interviewing for a job. Whoever mentions a number first has the disadvantage. I...

April 3, 2009

Yes, There's Still a Talent War

Maybe it's unseemly to speak of talent shortages when so many people are job-hunting. Maybe it's inconsiderate to talk about how desperate employers are for skills ...

November 25, 2008

Job-Hunting Realities: What 'No' Really Means

You've probably read plenty of job-hunting articles. And they're all the same. A so-called expert will advise you to develop a plan, broaden your skills, and network. ...

October 10, 2008

How to Bounce Back from Career Setbacks

With economic unrest and rapid changes in infrastructure, many good people have recently found themselves facing job insecurity and layoffs. The situation is not going...

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