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The New Interview Questions: Are You Ready?

Thoughtful interviewers increasingly are asking more questions that ask the candidate to reveal more of themselves and less about the resume or qualifications. They primarily are looking for alignment with the organization’s culture when they ask these. Here are five such questions that asks the candidate to share more of their values and working style: […]

Tired of Applying for Jobs Online? Stop, and Get a Job

This excellent article provides the rationale for the advice I give to clients in job transition all of the time: put 90% of your energy into creating value through relationships, and 10% or less of your energy into online job applications. Everything in us tells us to keep populating online applications, and maybe we’ll just […]

Ages 55-70 and Can't Find a Job? 5 Things You Should Be Doing Now

The 56 year old former publishing executive sat across from the table from me at Starbucks greatly troubled because he was laid off from a prestigious New York City magazine publishing company two months prior, and he still was unemployed despite an aggressive search for new work. John had worked for his former company over […]

Looking for a Job, Part 5: Acing the Interview … and the Follow-Up

This is the final article in a series on how to succeed in a job search in this tough economy. I also would argue that these are principles that also tend to guarantee success in life. You have searched for an opportunity, you’ve applied for the job, you’ve adequately networked, and now the interview is […]

Looking for a Job, Part 4: The Brand Called “You”

One of the biggest challenges facing those Americans under 40, and even some that are older, is the transition in the American economy from a nation of manufacturers to a nation of creatives. In this economy, freelance artists, designers, and software developers working from home and coffee shops are the face of the new workplace […]