What Not to Wear to an Interview

Other contenders, according to a CareerBuilder.com survey of hiring managers, include candidates with dirty fingernails, micro-miniskirts, t-shirts with offensive slogans and even bare feet! No one needs 'Queer Eye's' Carson Kressley to tell them that...

Is Your Resume a Lie?

A resume is a marketing tool - it should showcase your experience and qualifications in the most succinct and relevant way possible. And that often means being selective in the kind of information that...
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Should I Ask for a Raise to go Along with my Extra Duties?

Q. A coworker recently moved, and the owners decided not to hire a new employee. The office manager and I are splitting the extra duties. Would this be a good time to request a...

Do People Still Move Up Through the Mailroom?

Not too long ago, one of the best ways to break into a company was through the mailroom. In fact, Hollywood power players Michael Ovitz (a top talent manager in the business), Barry Diller...

A Glimpse and a Hook: Confessions of a Hiring Manager

The terrifying reality regarding your resume is that for all the many hours you put into fine-tuning, you've got 30 seconds to make an impression on me. Maybe less. It's unfair, it's imprecise, and there's...

Follow-Up Letters Win Jobs

Most job seekers neglect to write a letter, assuming that once they leave the interviewer's office the interview is over. Well, it isn't. The interview process extends beyond the one-on-one meeting and it is...

Leveraging Contacts In Your Job Search Part III: Building Your Support Team

We're asking you to take it a step further and use that contact to build a team of support within the company.  Having four different people vouch for you rather than just one can...

Handling Brainteasers and Logic Questions in an Interview

Tell me about yourself. Why does this job interest you? How many quarters would you have to stack to reach the top of the Empire State Building? Those were the questions Liz Kostak was asked...
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My Post-Grad Internships at Fashion Magazines in NYC

For an entire year after I graduated from Emerson College in Boston, I did the unthinkable— I worked for free. At 21 years old, it wasn't exactly Pursuit of Happiness, but the thought nagged...

Talking the Talk: A Social Entrepreneur’s Glossary

Cross-functional: Spanning various specialized areas of focus within an organization.  For example, having job responsibilities that include managing programs, people and finances. Data-driven: Taking factual, measurable points and using them to focus programs, missions and future development.  Being data-driven is...

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