5 Ways to Be a Good Reference

 We’ve all gotten the panicked phone call or e-mail from a friend or colleague asking whether you’ll be a reference for them, because they have been interviewing, and they are getting close to their next gig. The natural reaction is to say yes immediately, and...

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Should You Take the Money and Run?

 The holy grail of any career is to put in your time, get noticed, and get paid what you’re worth (at least, in your mind.) For many, that road is not a straight one. It most likely resembles a crazy squiggle. In uncertain times, many...

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How to beat interview tests

 We’ve all had that dream of being unprepared for a final exam, but what happens when you get that feeling in an interview? Since the beginning of time, interviewers have been “testing” employees in different ways (there’s the apocryphal tale about Thomas Edison observing whether a...

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How to Design an Exit Strategy

 Jobs are like relationships: sometimes the amount of effort you put in is too much for what you’re getting back. We’re constantly told to “hold on to what you’ve got” in uncertain times, but what do you do when you’re sure you need to get...

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