Resume basics

It’s important to keep your resume updated even if you’re not looking for a new job.  After all, you never know what’s around the corner.  It might be something terrible like layoffs or the sale of the company, or it might be something fabulous like a possible promotion or really great offer from another employer. …

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Help, I hate my job!

This is something I hear all too often from my clients.  By the time most of us are uncomfortable enough to take action, things on the work front are pretty grim.  They’re stressed all the time, Mondays feel like poison, and they have to sit in the parking lot and talk themselves into those last…

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Likability and leadership

Have you ever had a boss who said things like, “I’m in this manage, not to be liked?”  If so, chances are pretty good that you actually didn’t like that boss, and, further, didn’t find that person to be an especially good boss.  This is because people who like their supervisors tend to find those…

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Illegal Interview Questions

Illegal interview questions Okay, let’s wrap up Interview Month with how to identify and handle illegal questions.   The hard part is that what’s legal to ask varies a little from state to state.  In most places in the US, in fact, it’s employment discrimination against LGBTQ folks is perfectly legal.  This means, unfortunately, that…

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