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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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Specialized Tech Agencies – Missing the Big Picture

I have recently noticed the emergence of a huge number of specialized technical agencies here in Los Angeles. These firms will focus on things like front end development or mobile or Ruby on Rails, etc. Their sell is that they…

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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?

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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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Thoughts of a New Recruiter

I have always had a problem with caring “too much.” I cared too much about my clothes and being cool, I cared too much about not hurting anyone’s feelings, and I still care too much about my parents’ opinions and…

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What Does a Good Resume Look Like?

A resume is not just about jobs that you have held in the past or currently hold but rather it’s a document that represents who you are and your accomplishments throughout your career. So what makes a resume stick out?…

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There ARE Stupid Questions: How to Prepare for Your Next Interview

People say that there are no stupid questions.  Wrong… at least, when you are interviewing for a new job.  I have been counseling people on how to interview, then celebrating job offers and commiserating over turn-downs, for the past 5…

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