job searching

should I consider a job that requires 75% travel?

A reader writes: Should I even consider a job with 75% travel required? First off, it’s true that I am desperate for employment right now. I need a job yesterday and have been a nervous wreck over the lack of job leads in my area. This job is a promising lead, but I’m worried about […]

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how do I get my friends and family to butt out of my job search?

A reader writes: After leaving a less-than-great work situation to take a year off to deal with some family drama, I’m beginning to think about re-entering the work force. Because my spouse makes a very good income, there’s zero pressure. I can pursue long shots, indulge in a fun but low-paying job if I choose, […]

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don’t ignore these job search red flags

When you’re searching for a job, it can be easy to get so focused on getting hired that you overlook the red flags that can reveal a job or a company that isn’t the right fit for you. That’s a dangerous mindset to have, because it can mean that you end up in a job […]

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why do so many companies never respond to job candidates?

A reader writes: I am amazed at the number of times companies have stopped communicating during the interview process without explanation. In this era of email, I don’t understand why a brief note isn’t sent to let a candidate know they are no longer under consideration. My most recent experience was with a company that […]

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