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5 Ways to Make Employers Fall in Love With You

It’s Valentine’s Day; who doesn’t want to be madly in love? And I’m not just talking about your relationship with that special someone, but your employer (or desired employer). It may sound creepy, but think about it: What job seeker…

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Finding a New Job = Understanding You

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to find a new job. Whether to seek a promotion, make more money, or improve one’s work/life balance, the reasons are varied. But as you begin the journey to find that…

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Thank You

We all know that in today’s market, the most highly sought after positions can be very competitive. If you want the best possible job and the best possible compensation (and who doesn’t?) then you have to impress hiring managers and…

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You Have the Offer… It Still Doesn’t Mean You Have the Job

It is quite easy to get caught up in all the excitement of receiving an offer and that’s good – you should celebrate! However, this does not mean you’re a slam dunk into the seat of your new desk. Actions…

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How to Leave Your Job

You just resigned. Or were laid off. Or were even fired. Now what? The end of a job, whatever the reason, is a major change in your life and is often accompanied by shock and anger. In most cases you…

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You Can’t Disrupt Human Interaction

I got a sad email yesterday from Path.to, a startup that was trying to match developers and designers with job opportunities. They offered a unique twist, allowing candidates to add their “human” characteristics, the ones that can’t be displayed in…

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Marriage without Dating. Recruiting Agencies and Letters of Exclusivity.

You’re out for a night on the town, you are looking great, and are excited about all the possibilities that the evening might bring. You visit a local hot spot and see an attractive person to connect with. You get…

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Karma’s a Beach — A Summer Blog

The concept of karma is not new – in fact, it’s one of the oldest ideas known to humanity. The idea that what we do today affects us tomorrow is as true today as it was at the beginning of time. …

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Interview Your Recruiter

One of the best resources you can utilize during your job search is a professional recruiter. There are many great articles about how to work effectively with a recruiter, including a recent post on the Technical Connections blog (How to…

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Re-thinking Your Opposition to Contract Positions May be a Good Idea

You are an employee sitting at work in a full-time role – you aren’t very happy and your phone keeps ringing with calls from recruiters telling you about new contract opportunities around town. This is something new to you, that…

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