I love it when my blog readers suggest topics for discussion. One reader suggested this article for discussion – It’s a job interview, not a beautiful pageant. From reader 1: The article primarily discusses how a  job interview should be treated – as an avenue to express one’s true self or as a formality to

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most common interview mistake

Most of you know that you must arrive early for an interview.  But do you know what are the most common interview mistakes that even smart professionals make? Today, US News posted on Yahoo finance an interesting article called 50 worst of the worst interview mistakes.  While most of the listed are pretty obvious and funny,

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We all know that recruiters and headhunters are often necessary middlemen in the job searching efforts. What we may not always appreciate is just how much influence they may have on our current and future job search success.   This is especially true for $100K+ jobs. Did you know that many headhunters have black lists kept

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I don’t know if you caught this interview or not on Larry King Live on Dec 3, 2009.  Tony Robbins along with Magic Johnson and others sits down with Larry King to provide some very sound job search advice for this tough market Here is a summary of Tony’s key points that hopefully can help

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bright-shiny-object

I don’t know if you notice but kids in general loves to chase after “bright shiny objects.”  They may be playing with their favorite toy but as soon as they see another “bright shiny object,” especially owned by another child, they immediately seem to want that one instead and drop the one they have in

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If you are wondering if the economy is recovering or not, all you need to do is look around at how many for lease signs are still out there at any neighborhood. I was just in San Mateo and walk about 7 blocks and saw at least 5 major retail space for lease. I also

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A true story! A good friend of mine just received a nice offer to a great job. How he got this offer was somewhat unusual. I thought I share it in case it can inspire you to look at opportunities in a new light. Given the economy, he decided to be more open minded and

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Everyone seems to know someone who is unemployed or just got laid off these days. While I don’t want you to give up on the dream of your dream job, a health dose of realism needs to set in right now. It’s all about survival in this market. It’s a buyer’s market. Employer can have

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Last week, I saw on the news. “Unemployment is now at 8.5% and FedEx just laid off a 1000+ employees.” It’s easy to feel depressed or demotivated with news like that especially for anyone looking for a job. Dwelling on those statistics will only make you doubt your ability to get that next job. For

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