Kick the Gossip Habit

Kick the Gossip Habit at Work

I wanted to share a little about gossip in the workplace. It’s really a killer, you know. What is gossip? Gossip is talking about someone else’s private business. It’s passing on their secrets to people who don’t need to be involved. Gossip is at the heart of a lot of workplace entertainment, and it’s also […]

Why You Need a Resume Business Card

a resume business card will mean no more lost networking opportunities

When you’re on the hunt for a new job, networking is everything. You never know where the lead for your next job will come from. The woman sitting next to you on the plane, the friend at a cocktail party, another job-seeker you meet at a networking event… any one of these people might be […]

When They Insist You Answer the Salary Question

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Hi Leslie, I am talking to this company that I am very excited about, but I’m not quite sure how to answer this question. I told the company in my cover note that “I’m fine with market rate for the job” but they are insisting on me giving them a specific range of my salary […]

FAQs on Reference Checking

FAQ's on Reference Checking

I got a question today from someone wanting to know how to handle references, so I’ve put together a little FAQ about it. Are references really that important? Your references can be a great ally in getting the job you really want. A good reference gives you credibility, reinforces your talents and experience, and will […]

Tips for Giving a Good Phone Interview

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I don’t need to be psychic to tell you that a telephone interview is in your future. It’s pretty hard to avoid really. Telephone interviews save a lot of time—and therefore money—as a first step in a hiring process. Phone interviews help recruiters, agencies and companies screen candidates for skills and experience requirements, and are […]