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Monthly Archives: January 2009

A Job Search Success Story

I received an e-mail this morning from a client who wanted to share the good news with me. Her niece just landed a job! I thought it would be beneficial for people to hear her story. Here is what she had to say. What is the title of your new job? Marketing Associate Where will […]

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Don’t Tell Me No One is Hiring

This post is from Rita Ashley's blog. It's a must read Job Search Debugged if you are a job searcher or an employer with job openings. I'm beginning to hear from people who have recently found employment in their fields. This supports what I have been saying all along. People are hiring. Stay the course and you will […]

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Making a Good First Impression

Heather Huhman provides some great advice in her article, Preparing for your first day of work for those that are starting new jobs. Don't let the Entry Level Careers Examiner title fool you. This advice is also a good reminder for those of you who haven't experienced the first day of work in years.

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Don’t Believe Everything you Read

My day started out pretty normal. A cup of coffee, a few miles on the treadmill and then hit the shower. When I returned to my office, my mailbox was full. I knew something was up. It turns out my article 5 Signs Your Job is on the Line is being featured on the Home Page of Yahoo!  I […]

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Silver Lining in this Recession

There is a silver lining in this recession for older workers. According to a recent Business Week article, Employers Avoid Axing Oldies but Goodies, companies continue to recruit Baby Boomers. Their knowledge is in high demand. According to Stephen Wing, director of workforce initiatives at CVS Caremark in Woonsocket, R.I. "When you're in your 50s […]

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Evergreen Advice

It seems the advice I wrote about in 2004 is evergreen. Click here to read  5 Job Search Strategies for 2009. Feel free to add your own advice in the Comments section. Let’s get people back to work! By the way, for you trivia buffs. My family planted this tree in our yard over 40 […]

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How Vulnerable are You?

Today, history was made with the swearing in of our new President, Barack Obama. But this change did not happen overnight. It took years for us to get to this place. President Obama jumped right in today and spoke about our economy. We didn't get here overnight and we won't be getting out of this […]

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Rated PG?

Imagine taking your eight and ten year old to a PG movie and seeing this image in the previews? That’s exactly what happened yesterday when we took our kids to the Cinemark cinema to see Hotel for Dogs. I don’t let them watch war movies at home and we don’t purchase toys with guns. So […]

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As Promised, More Job Search Mistakes Across the Generations

Since my last posting, unemployment rates have risen even higher than they were just weeks ago. If you are looking for work, then you must pull out all the stops. Here are some more job searching mistakes that I see people making across the generations: Establishing Ridiculous Goals-The other day, someone mentioned a friend was “diligently” […]

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Millennials Boomerang Back Home

It seems like having your own pad in the city is out and moving into your old room is in. According to yesterday's Boston Globe, "The days when college graduation automatically meant getting a job and an apartment are endangered. With the US economy in a nosedive, jobs scarce, and rents high, "boomerang kids" head for […]

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