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Job Search after 50

Job Search after 50

Lately I have read a number of articles on how to conduct a job search after age 50. It put it simply, it is hard! But what if you are over 60? If you think job search after 50 is hard, try after 60. As one adds years to their career, it becomes more difficult to...

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Beware! The Phantom Job Posting

Beware! The Phantom Job Posting

What do I mean by “Phantom job posting”? It is a job posting that is advertised but no real job exists that the company is hiring. There are several reasons a company would post a job that doesn’t exist. An internal candidate or referral candidate has been identified...

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7 Email Tips For More Effective Job Search

7 Email Tips For More Effective Job Search

Email has become an essential form of communication in today's job search, but how you handle it can make a positive first impression or make your next employer question your judgment. Here's what you need to know about job search email etiquette including what to...

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Limit the Noise During Your Job Search

Limit the Noise During Your Job Search

Throughout your job search, ignore anyone or anything that is negative. This may even include reading, watching or listening to the news. Good news does not sell advertising - negative news does. Often the people closest to you can provide the most noise in your life....

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What are You Worth?

What are You Worth?

Most online applications ask the “What is your desired salary?” Usually this question is a required field, meaning you have to answer it before going to the next section. It is also a numeric field, so you need to put in a number (usually a single number, not a...

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Should I accept the first offer?

Should I accept the first offer?

I am often asked if a person should accept an offer or wait until something better comes along. It depends. It is obviously very stressful to be unemployed because the bills are still coming in even when the paycheck stops. That's why financial planners recommend...

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Do these 5 things your first week at a new job to make a good impression

Do these 5 things your first week at a new job to make a good impression

You’ve finally done it–you landed the job that you were after. All the hard work and preparation in getting the resume and interview right have paid off. You are excited to start work and impress your new employer and get off on the right foot with your new coworkers. The first week of work can be exciting, but also quite stressful.

You have been told to just relax and be yourself, but wonder if there are certain things you should be focused on during this crucial first week to make a great first impression with your new boss and coworkers.

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13 Tips Before Starting A Job Search

13 Tips Before Starting A Job Search

Several  studies and our experience at Career Development Partners show that most people make mistakes – search-prolonging mistakes – in the first three days of their search. These words of caution will help you start your search in the best possible way. Check with...

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Its Never Been More Challenging to Lead

Its Never Been More Challenging to Lead

“Disrupt HR” has become an interesting platform for human resource professionals who have a seat at the table with the C-Suite.  Contributors with a proper mindset freely share information to energize, inform and empower people to provide solutions.  They are asking...

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7½ Questions to Ask in an Interview

7½ Questions to Ask in an Interview

The Bad, Ugly and Good Congratulations on securing an interview! That means your resume, networking and online job search efforts are paying off! An interview is a two-way street. They are checking you out, but you are checking them out too. Superior candidates have...

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