March 2014

you are misapplying job search advice

The internet has made it easier than ever to find advice on how to interview and find a job – but sometimes job seekers misunderstand common advice and misapply it in a way that harms them rather than helping. For example: You’ve heard that you should clearly explain to employers what skills you have to […]

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application deadlines are misleading you

This was originally published on October 28, 2010. You know when you see a job posting and it lists an application deadline? And then you figure you have until that deadline to apply? Well, you might not. Here’s why: A lot of job sites require the employer to list a deadline or closing date when […]

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open thread – March 28, 2014

It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet, but this is a chance to talk to other readers.

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