Jul 03 2015

How to get the job if you appear overqualified

  It’s like Meryl Streep auditioning for the community theater production of “Our Town.” Or, Jim Harbaugh applying to coach the local Pop Warner team.  Perhaps you’ve had the feeling or you’ve been told that you are overqualified for a job that you want. It may not seem fair. But that’s life.  You have to accept […]

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Jan 29 2015

Making Small Talk and the Job Interview

Perhaps the Simplest Job Interview Tip to Get You Off to a Good Start “Thank you very much for meeting with me today.” If you don’t have the gift of gab and can’t imagine getting through the initial small talk of a job interview, rest easy. This interview has just enough structure to make it […]

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Jan 22 2015

Take a Page from Julia Child’s Cookbook for Career Change

 Julia Child, the woman who changed America’s way of cooking and eating, didn’t start out as a chef. She offers many lessons, and they’re not all about cooking.

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Jan 09 2015

Determination in the Job Search Gets You Far

Call it what you will—persistence, determination, toughness, tenacity, mule-like stubbornness. By any name, it’s the single biggest determinant of job-search results. No job-search strategy trumps a person’s sheer ability to keep at it. Why is that? What makes it hard to persist? And what can you do about it? The single biggest problem you face […]

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