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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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You Just Gave Notice, Now What?

So you just landed the perfect new job, have given your two-week notice, turned down their counteroffer and need to figure out what to do with yourself at work as you wind down. First of all, it’s very important that…

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The Other Side of the Desk

Back in June when I was laid off, I was advised to reach out to recruiters for help with my job search. Although I spent a frustrating six months working with a few recruiting agencies trying to find my next…

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Do You Know How Much You Make?

When searching for a new job these days, you will undoubtedly be asked what you are currently making and even what you were making in past positions. Occasionally when I ask this question I run into folks who try to take…

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