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You Don’t Know Jack… But You Might Relate

6 January, 2014 Posted by Nancy Swain
BY NANCY SWAIN Jack is a hard working professional.  In fact, he has been with the same company for more than 13 years.  He just had his best performance review about a week before Thanksgiving.  His pumpkin pie this year didn’t taste as good though.  He was “let go” the day before the holiday began. […] Read more»

Lost Your Job + A Limited Network = Oops!

25 November, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
When you have a job that you think is secure, building a network using social media or more traditional methods seems like a waste of time to a surprising number of managers and directors.  Their response to the obvious question of, “Why not?” typically is either dismissive or apologetic.  The dismissive can be a bit […] Read more»

Everyone Has Them: Weaknesses

16 September, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
When someone tries to answer the interview question, what are your weaknesses, it is followed by stumbling, fumbling and mumbling to an answer which is totally devoid of authenticity.  They might as well stand up and announce that they are simply not prepared for the interview; they are winging it.   Think about interviews and […] Read more»