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Tag Archives: Job Seekers
August 21, 2013
July 8, 2013
A lot of things changed as a result of the financial crisis in 2008. And nothing suffered more than the countless small courtesies that used to be involved in the process of looking for job.
When my father joined the human resources group at Pfizer in the mid-1960s, they employed a secretary whose only task was to write thank you letters to people who had submitted resumes. Read More
June 13, 2013
I wrote earlier this week about the experience advantage held by older workers. Today, I’m writing about the challenges they face.
Simply discussing this topic will make some people angry. Age is a taboo subject among executives, especially those in HR. But that doesn’t mean the prejudices are any less real. Read More
June 11, 2013
My 15-year-old son reminds me almost every day that teenagers are omniscient.
“Dad,” he’ll say. “You’re totally wrong. Don’t you know that _________?” Whatever the topic, no matter how obscure, he’s confident he has full command of the facts and their tiniest nuances—and that I don’t. Read More
May 1, 2013
I’ve talked with thousands of job seekers, and have yet to meet a single one who loves the search process.
Why? First, looking for a position is the ultimate sales job. Selling anything involves a lot of rejection, and that can be dispiriting when you are the product. It takes a thick skin, and can be particularly hard for those with no sales experience. Read More
April 3, 2013
March 5, 2013
November 26, 2012
February 14, 2012
I hear from a lot of people who are looking for a new job. Some of them are out of work, and others are just looking for the next great opportunity.
Since I work in executive search, most of the people who contact me are quite senior. As you’d expect given their experience level, the majority of them are very good at managing their own job searches. They know what to do and how to do it. Read More