I received the following email the other day from a reader: “Hi Dave, I'm wondering how to approach the job search from outside New York. I've heard so many different answers on this, most saying it's nearly impossible to land a magazine job without actually being in the city. But I've also heard of others … Continue reading Location, Location, Location – The Reality of Applying for Out-of-State Jobs
I'd like to take a minute to thank my readers for being kind enough to give me some of your attention during my first few weeks in this forum. Now that you've hopefully gotten some sense for what I'm about and what I might be able to offer, I'd like to open up the floor. What … Continue reading Questions?
With all the clamor about how networking is the way to find your next job, how traditional job boards are dead, how the place to be is the “hidden job market” (how hidden can it be, when everyone with a URL and a dream seems to know about it?), we’re seeing a substantial shift in … Continue reading How to Ace the Informational Interview
Who doesn’t like to make a good impression? It’s what we strive for in our social lives, professional lives, and every other life we may be leading. We want people to think good things about us, and we know how quickly they’ll judge us because we do the same thing to people we come into … Continue reading Best and Worst: 6 Ways to Make a Lasting Impression in Your Job Search
There is one defining question that comes up in every interview I do. How you answer can impact your candidacy more than any other answer you give. Can you guess what it is? What is your greatest weakness? Why do you want to work for this company? What do you want to do? If you … Continue reading The Single Most Important Interview Question
I was reading a blog post by Debra Wheatman and it started me thinking. The post was about how to stand out from the crowd through an online application process. In this saturated job market, so many job seekers are looking for ways to stand out. It’s easy to either blend in or to get … Continue reading To Call, or Not to Call. That is the Question.
Every day I come across posts by job search experts, career advisers, coaches, and every other kind of self-imposed, trust-inducing title telling me the same thing: Never, ever, ever discuss salary during an interview process. They say that it gives the job seeker a disadvantage; that it's putting all your cards on the table; that … Continue reading Salary is Not a Four Letter Word