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Job Stealth Mode: Find Critical Info About Potential Employers

Job stealth mode can make a difference.  We all know that asking questions in an interview are a good way to learn more about a company.  The purpose of this activity is to find out if you want to work there too. But to be really prepared, you need to go a lot deeper than this. It’s time to go into “black ops” job stealth mode. Doing your due diligence in stealth mode before, during, and after an actual interview can reveal a lot more information than initially gleaned during a 45 minute interview. And can make the difference between… Read »




When Job Costs Outweigh the Pay

Jobs costs can sink you. Seems like I have heard from several people lately seeking advice about what to do when a work situation has become intolerable. The boss is a tyrant, or an evil co-worker is constantly waiting behind a cubicle to back stab you, or even, the work load is so overwhelming that it haunts you day… and night. This is the point where you need to step back for the proverbial reality check. How much is all this stress, anxiety, worry, covering your bee-hind, etc. etc. actually costing you? Is a bad job worth the cost of… Read »




Job Candidate Crazy: 15 Ways They Take Themselves Out

It’s a crowded job market these days, with many job candidates competing elbow-to-elbow for available jobs. But some folks do us all a favor… they are taking themselves out.  All by themselves. Here are some ways that some job candidates are revealing their inner crazy and turning off employers: 1)      Body odor.  Crazy factor:  Apparently raised in a cave, bathing is a novel concept to the job candidate. Along with fire and eating utensils. 2)      The opposite of body odor… Too much perfume / cologne.  Crazy factor:  They are self-obsessed and don’t care that they are gassing everyone else out… Read »




Employ Yourself… But Know The Pitfalls As Well As Benefits

Taking the leap to employ yourself can be a solution to an endless job search. While the economy is continuing to grow and employers are cautiously hiring more employees, the level of jobs still hasn’t reached pre-recession levels. That means a lot of people who used to have jobs are still out of work… Either they are still looking, or have given up altogether. Statistics show that many great companies were born in the ashes of languishing economic times, and many people get tired of waiting to be hired… so they start their own company or launch a consulting agency…. Read »





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