happy endings

happy endings

In response to a dejected commenter last night, I’ve created a new category: happy endings. There are 20 or so posts in there with happy endings — stories that ended well, with jobs landed, jerks receiving their comeuppance, and much more. Cheer yourself up by reading them! Other fun categories to read include jerks and […]

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entry-level out-of-town job seeker: a success story

It doesn’t get much more challenging than being an entry-level long-distance job-seeker applying for jobs in New York. Which is why you should listen to me when I preach and lecture and yell about cover letters. A reader writes: I wanted to thank you for all of the job-hunting advice on your blog, especially the […]

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update from the job seeker whose interviewer had gone AWOL

I’m not going to say I told you so, but … yes, actually I am. I told you so. This is an update from the letter-writer from last Sunday, who couldn’t figure out why an interviewer who had seemed really enthusiastic had suddenly gone AWOL and hadn’t gotten back to her: Just wanted to provide […]

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update from reader afraid her old boss would out her as transgender

Here’s another update from a reader. Remember the woman who was afraid that her old employer was going to out her as transgender to a new prospective employer? Here’s her update. I’ve been pretty busy… with my new job! With the company I’ve always wanted to work for! In a city I’ve always dreamed of living in! […]

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I will totally get you a job.

I can print a letter of praise once in a while without it being obnoxious, right? I hope so, because I really liked this letter: I was laid off in June and have floundered job search-wise since.  Then I discovered your blog about a month ago, and the Magic Question. I decided to use the […]

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