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Confessions of an Interviewer

January 9, 2013
Confessions of an Interviewer

……………………………This week I’m re-posting one of my reader’s favorite posts on interviewing. Enjoy I gained a reputation for being a tough interviewer at the bank where I worked. It was a slow evolution. I remember always being considered so nice. Oh, maybe that was high school. My interviewing days stretched back to working as a…

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The Advantage of the Informational Interview

January 25, 2012
The Advantage of the Informational Interview

Informational interviews are meetings between job seekers and representatives from companies that aren’t hiring at the time. If a job opening exists, pursue it. But if the company doesn’t have any openings, meeting with one of the executives is a great way to build your network of industry contacts. The meeting could lead to a…

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Chance to Win $50 Amazon Gift Card

December 21, 2011
Chance to Win $50 Amazon Gift Card

To celebrate my recent launch of Advice for the New Careerist, I’m giving away a $50 Amazon gift card! All you have to do is answer the question “What topic would you like addressed in the Advice for the New Careerist website?” in the Comment Box below. I will select a winner at random on…

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Re-dressing your Liberal Arts Degree

November 2, 2011
Re-dressing your Liberal Arts Degree

College students often find that pursuing a major gives them the freedom they never had in high school. The only downside for students pursuing their academic passion is the possibility of a lousy job market. But the prospect of job search angst shouldn’t dissuade anyone from following their heart. There are a couple steps you…

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Creating Leverage with your Job Offer

September 27, 2011
Creating Leverage with your Job Offer

Many students don’t realize how much leverage they have when they receive one job offer. I recently spoke with Haley, a senior in college, who sought a summer marketing job in a healthcare company and was lucky (and talented) enough to secure exactly that. Her three months went well and she returned to her last…

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Applying the “Blink” Philosophy to Work

September 21, 2011
Applying the “Blink” Philosophy to Work

Malcolm Gladwell, one of today’s great social scientists- or at least one of the most popular, highlights in his book, Blink, the merits and limitations of quick decision making. In Blink, Gladwell takes a universal truth, the best decisions are made after the benefit of significant research, and stands it on its end. Sometimes this…

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Is it time for an MBA?

September 13, 2011
Is it time for an MBA?

Just as the offspring of the Baby Boom generation seem to be flooding the applicant pool for schools and jobs, the Wall Street Journal reports that business school applications are down 9.9% from a year earlier. The Journal adds that although historically, interest in graduate school increases when the job market softens, the same has…

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Life of an Office Ingenue- Part 2

July 27, 2011

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When to Say “No” to an Assignment

July 5, 2011
When to Say “No” to an Assignment

If you’re reading this article you are serious about your career. And if you’re serious about your career, you may already be among the top performers of your peer group at work. In that case, you may be given high quality work because your manager knows she can rely on you. Another by-product of a…

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What Makes a Great Manager?

June 22, 2011
What Makes a Great Manager?

Ever had a relationship go south? Somebody disappointed someone else and everyone suffered. Maybe it could have all been avoided if you each knew what the heck the other one wanted. It happens in the bedroom, on the playing field and in the office. Guys… we all have to talk! For an outwardly quiet man,…

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Making Cover Letter Magic

June 17, 2011
Making Cover Letter Magic

Cover letters, or cover emails, are a necessary evil to landing an interview. It’s annoying to have to craft a brilliant, succinct and distinctive email when many interviewers toss them aside and dive right into your resume. But then again, there are those hirers that won’t get to your resume if they don’t like your…

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Fixing a Problem in Your Resume

June 8, 2011
Fixing a Problem in Your Resume

If you haven’t landed one of your A List jobs, you may not be responding to a weakness in your resume. Even if the interviewer doesn’t ask you about the issue, it’s on her mind so you better deal with it or she may politely write you off. Yesterday I spoke with a recently graduated…

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Reduce your Email Footprint in the Office

May 23, 2011
Reduce your Email Footprint in the Office

Email, used heavily in the corporate world over the past 15 years, has made businesses much more efficient. But office emailing can drag you down when you have to wade through useless emails. Some executives complain that they receive 300-400 emails a day and wish their offices would cut down on extraneous emailage. Here’s an…

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Don’t Demote Yourself in the Office

May 3, 2011
Don’t Demote Yourself in the Office

It was when I called my naval officer father by his first name that he told me I was “bordering on insubordination.” No joke. I wanted to laugh, but even at age 13, I wasn’t that stupid. With my upbringing as a Navy brat, not surprisingly, I entered the work force with as much fear…

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There’s no Shame in Facing the Firing Line

April 25, 2011
There’s no Shame in Facing the Firing Line

Marie Claire magazine recently interviewed Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. She talks about the tears she shed after getting fired at CBS in 2006 and the job she took afterwards  as a freelance reporter at MSNBC at a tenth of her previous salary. Even though she took the job because “it was work,” it…

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Rock your Confidence in the Office

April 13, 2011
Rock your Confidence in the Office

All eyes on me when I walk in, No question that this girl’s a 10 Don’t hate me cause I’m beautiful Don’t hate me cause I’m beautiful My walk, my talk the way I dress It’s not my fault so please don’t trip Don’t hate me cause I’m beautiful    Don’t hate me cause I’m…

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Maintaining Senior Relationships

April 12, 2011
Maintaining Senior Relationships

Through your early career, it will seem like everyone you work with will be senior to you. They will be. And damn it- sucking up to them is unfortunately part of your job description.  It would be so nice to scrunch up in your office chair, just you and your half-caf double latte, hold the foam. …

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Playing Politics with Your Administrative Assistant

April 11, 2011
Playing Politics with Your Administrative Assistant

When you start a job right out of school, you’re probably closer in rank to most of the administrative assistants in your group than you are to the officers. At this point your dream may be to have an administrative assistant, as opposed to being effectively considered one by your senior colleagues. Or, maybe you…

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To Tat or not to Tat- What’s Acceptable in the Office

January 19, 2011
To Tat or not to Tat- What’s Acceptable in the Office

I’ve had many office assistants in my career. The most entertaining one went on Prozac without heeding the label warning to stop drinking while following the regimen. It’s not that she drank at the office, but the affect of her previous night’s cocktails lingered into the following workday. One morning, Jules walked in with a goofy…

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Respond Quickly at the Office

January 19, 2011
Respond Quickly at the Office

Thurs. 3:15 pm, Kat’s text: “Meet at Casey’s after work Fri?” Thurs. 5:36 pm, Kat’s Questioning Mind: Why hasn’t he texted back? I sent the text two hours ago? Maybe he doesn’t want to meet me? Thurs. 10:24 pm, Kat’s Stressed Mind: Did he get the message? Maybe he lost his phone? Oh… why doesn’t…

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