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How Do You Tell a Potential Employer You Were Fired?

Were you fired from your last job? Not sure how to address this to future employers? You’re not alone. Several years ago I left a job under less-than-ideal circumstances. It was a complicated situation, and for several months I sweated over how to explain the circumstances about why I left my last job to future … Continue reading

7 Clues You’re Interviewing With a Wrong Employer

A divorced friend of mine recalled a story of when she had just gotten engaged, back in college. She was watching TV with her new fiancé and his roommates, and stepped into the kitchen for some water. Walking barefoot, she caught the sole of her foot on a nail sticking out of the carpet, and … Continue reading

Washington State Limits Employer Access to Social Media Sites

Reprinted from Business Examiner May 22, 2013. Yesterday Washington became the fifth state this year to sign into law protections of social media passwords at the workplace and job interviews. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, bars employers from asking for a Facebook, Twitter or other social media personal passwords during a … Continue reading

Still Unemployed? Have You Checked Your Phone Skills?

I answer phone calls every day: some from coworkers making referrals for jobseekers, some from partner agencies asking me for help with an upcoming job fair or workshop, some from employers looking for assistance finding the right person for the job they’re marketing. Most of the time, however, my calls come from jobseekers—and I can almost … Continue reading

A Little Phone Interview Advice

I found this piece of information quite interesting as I was researching information online today. So I thought I would pass it on. In previous blogs I gave advice on how to prepare for a phone interview; in essence you treat your phone interview exactly as you would a normal job interview. Here’s where I … Continue reading

About Phone Interviews…

Several years ago I was scheduled for a phone interview with a field group manager in Boise Idaho. I remember that interview well, since it is the only phone interview I can remember having. I quite enjoyed the experience—laying on the couch in my living room, feet kicked up, drinking a cup of hot cocoa, … Continue reading

A New Job… In the Unemployment Line

There’s a line from a recent song by the Irish band The Script:  “She needs me now but I can’t seem to find the time / I got a new job now in the unemployment line…” Judging by the comments I hear from my clients, particularly newly unemployed customers, they haven’t yet figured out that … Continue reading

Group Interviews

Jack (name changed) told me he “just about freaked out” when he went in for a job interview to find he wasn’t the only one in the interviewee’s seat. He interviewed with three panelists, and four other candidates! Erin found out last week she was invited for a group interview in which 8 candidates for the … Continue reading

Perhaps the Most Under-utilized Job Search Tool

What if I told you I had a secret tool to getting back to work: one that is effective, informative and highly underused—so people who use it are almost guaranteed of being remembered by the right employers! What if I said I have used this tool myself, and gotten a good job as a result? … Continue reading

What’s the #1 Mistake Job Seekers Are Making These Days? (pt. 3)

Recently I asked a question on a LinkedIn discussion group: what’s the #1 mistake job seekers are making these days? I was hoping for a few answers but was unprepared for the interest this question generated. I was gratified by the level of response and the amount of feedback I received. While I cannot include … Continue reading

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