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Economic Trends You Can Tap into in 2018

The beginning of a new year is a fine time to take stock of where you are in your career and whether some changes might be in order.  Is your job feeling stale and unchallenging compared to your growing skills?  Maybe your company isn’t boosting its salary and benefits to match the improving economy.  In either case, January is a …

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Conversation with a Reference  

  Congratulations, you’ve made it to the third-tier interviews, and the hiring manager wants to check your professional references.  Have you ever wondered how the conversation goes when your potential employer calls your former supervisor to discuss…you?   A reference follow-up call can happen anywhere – in an elevator in Seattle, or on vacation in the middle of a desert.  …

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Five Ways to Ace Your Live Video Interview

  How amazing is visual communication?  Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts – these are all awesome until we are accidentally photo bombed by a half-naked little brother during an important sales call.  Or, we create a perceptual problem defending our work-at-home hours to our boss while our husband loads the jet skis in the background. But take heart, needing a …

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The New Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: “What Were You Making at Your Last Job?”

Marital status, kids, nationality, medical status, age, faith – most hiring managers know that asking job candidates questions about any of these topics violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  The Act, which helps to protect workers against discrimination and barriers to job opportunities, can be complicated, which is why HR and anyone involved in the interview process must …

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Best Paying Industries for Recent Grads

When you’re fresh out of college and entering the job market, the last thing you want is a job that would force you to live on your meager student budget for any more time. You want a high paying career that rewards your hard work, lets you show off the skills you spent years acquiring, and gives you enough cash …