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How Do I Stay Focused During a Job Hunt?

Finding volunteer work in your field and freelance projects in this tight economy should not be a problem, use your networking contacts, watch job boards and interest groups on LinkedIn and elsewhere. Continue reading

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How Do You Deal with Age Discrimination?

Harping on the age issue, however, will get you nowhere. Emphasize your abilities and your knowledge of the current business scene. 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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The Budget Challenge Once You Have a New Job

The lesson for others: getting a job is a battle. As a manager, functioning in a new job also is a battle. Continue reading

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Lessons to Be Learned from Mark Winter’s Job Hunt

Interviewers can sense people that have lost faith in themselves. Who wants to hire a beaten-down person? Would you? I’ve interviewed people like that when I’ve been hiring and couldn’t end those interviews fast enough. Continue reading

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Guest Post, Part III: Facebook Job-Hunting and Finding a Job

The biggest hurt of all that I won’t ever fully understand is the lack of response from potential employers. Continue reading

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Guest Post, Part II: Using Facebook to Find a Job

I talked to anyone and everyone, asking them to pass on my search and earn someone a few quid. I spent a great deal of time in between odd jobs working on the campaign and it really was quite exhausting. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Job-Hunting Lessons from a Creative Seeker

After college I went straight back to working odd jobs to pass the time while I was looking for roles I felt were right for me. I soon realized that I was being far too picky and swiftly began applying for any role that mentioned ‘designer wanted.’ Continue reading

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Is It Difficult Being a Middle Manager?

So remember, when you’re just starting out and waiting for the day you get promoted out of the ranks to be a manager, be careful what you wish for. Continue reading

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