The Untouchables in the Job Market

The other day I was talking with a good friend who was a very successful and talented mortgage broker until the crash of the mortgage and finance world, when he had to scale back the business to a fraction of what it had been, and lay off almost all of his staff. He was concerned […]

Economy Good or Bad, You Still Only Need One Job

It’s been a while since I blogged, which in one way is a really great news. I’ve been very busy with my executive recruiting assignments for start-ups, and that is a good sign for the economy, I think. When new companies are hiring, and people are investing their time and money into new ventures, growth […]

Kick the Gossip Habit

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

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

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 […]