More Ways to Not Be an Idiot

I recently read an article by Jennifer King of Software Advice (which I am in no way affiliated with nor endorsing) entitled (in typical SEO optimized format) Job Seeker, Beware: 5 Ways You Could Damage your Reputation Online. The article isn’t breaking any new ground, as there are daily entries into the “don’t be an idiot” … Continue reading More Ways to Not Be an Idiot

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Changing Careers – Where Do I Start?

A reader writes: Hello Dave, Since graduating college four years ago, I have worked as an aide for a state legislator. My duties primarily include casework, reviewing bills, letter/press release writing, and general administrative work. As time goes on, I am increasingly learning the public sector is not where I want to be. For the past … Continue reading Changing Careers – Where Do I Start?

Getting Social – Really Social – in your Job Search

I recently had the honor of speaking on a panel for graduates of Oxford University’s Said School of Business alongside two amazing co-panelists, Lindsey Pollak and James Alexander. The topic was “Social Media in the Job Search.” There was a ton of great conversation and insight, both from the panel and from the audience. One … Continue reading Getting Social – Really Social – in your Job Search

Poll: Social Media in Your Job Search – What’s Working for You?

Is it just me or does it seem like every day there's a new social media tool coming out, or a new application of an existing social network, that promises to help you get a job? Across the web (and across the real life population as well, I assume) there are people touting the superiority … Continue reading Poll: Social Media in Your Job Search – What’s Working for You?

Your Personal Brand is Not Going to Get You a Job

I’m about to make a statement that’s going to ruffle some feathers. It’s not a great revelation; in fact it’s a statement that 10 years ago was a given. But times have changed, the information highway has taken over, and people are hungry for anything that appears to offer sound-bite answers to life’s toughest questions. … Continue reading Your Personal Brand is Not Going to Get You a Job

Your Elevator Pitch – It Doesn’t Have to Suck

For many of us, the words “elevator pitch” elicit a response of fear and stress, not unlike the words “mother-in-law” or “full body cavity search”. The reason for this often irrational fear is primarily that most people don’t know what an elevator pitch is supposed to be. First, let’s try to dispel some of the … Continue reading Your Elevator Pitch – It Doesn’t Have to Suck