job searching

my interview on Marketplace about how to job search

I was on public radio’s Marketplace Weekend this weekend, talking about job searching, including: how job searching has changed in recent years computerized resume screening (it’s not what you think!) your parents’ advice to pound the pavement and show gumption if there’s anywhere where walking in to apply in person still works how to answer […]

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how hiring managers decide who to interview

Ever wonder what hiring managers are thinking as the read over your resume, and how they choose who to interview and who to reject? Having screened thousands of candidates for jobs, I’m giving you an inside look at that process over at U.S. News & World Report today, where I talk about what most hiring […]

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how legit are those “best places to work” lists?

A reader writes: I’m wondering how legit these “best places to work” lists are. My husband is currently job hunting and we just 86’d a company that had all kinds of “best place to work” awards but when you do even a cursory google search it appears it’s a hair short of a pyramid scheme/multi-leveil […]

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why won’t anyone hire me as their visionary?

I’m having a hectic week, with preparing for a move, so some posts this week will be reprints from years ago. This is one of my favorite posts from November 2010. A reader writes: I am very talented in my creativity and thinking ability. I have a lot of ideas I would like to pass […]

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why are employers so rude to job candidates?

A reader writes: I’ve been job hunting for about 18 months and I can’t handle all of the broken promises. I’ve had people make offers of help and then disappear. I’ve had interview offers rescinded (mostly involving scheduling conflicts until I find that the job has been filled). I’ve been told to follow up and […]

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