Monthly Archives: July 2012

What Does an Effective Cover Letter Look Like?

Here’s an example of what has been, for me, a fairly standard cover letter. Continue reading

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Where Can You Buy “Always Be Job Hunting”

Wherever you decide to buy it, I know you’ll learn important lessons from it and I look forward to discussing those with you here. Continue reading

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Why Should You Always Be Job Hunting?

Finding a job, especially a first job, can be such an ordeal that, once you have it, you’re likely thinking “I’m all set now, no more worrying about a job.” I’d say that’s exactly the wrong way to think. In … Continue reading

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Guest Post Part III: What is a ‘Job’ Today?

One morning, tired of the traditional approach and with nothing left to lose, I put on a suit, commuted down the hall to my home office-studio and hired myself.
It wasn’t so much that I “formed a company with me as CEO,” as much as I stopped thinking of myself as “unemployed” or, even worse in my book, “retired.” Continue reading

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Guest Post, Part II: What Does a Job Mean Today?

By the time I returned home late that night, my life and those of about 1,000 of my former colleagues had been dramatically altered. Our company had eliminated our jobs. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Welcome to Transition Nation or What Does Working Mean Today?

As a downsized executive who’s gone from a long-term corporate earner to a freelancer stringing contract jobs together into something resembling a livelihood, I made a sudden and stunning connection to these guys. Were these “networking” laborers really so different from myself…? Continue reading

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Should Marissa Mayer Have Been Job Hunting While Pregnant?

Should Marissa Mayer have been job hunting while pregnant? My answer is of course she should, my book is called “Always Be Job Hunting,” after all. Continue reading

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