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Career fair this week. What about it?

Often – very often, in fact – I am asked about career fairs. Are they important? Should I go? Should I spend all that time? Do people really get jobs by going to career fairs? Yes, yes, yes, and yes! And if you come up with any more reasonable...

Where NOT to look for work, no matter what

Over the last decade, hardly a person in the workforce hasn’t been tested in some way or another. Whether a newcomer to the job market or a thirty-year veteran, you most likely were challenged by the most extenuating circumstances we’ve seen since...

The baseball player and the job seeker: a parable

The baseball player stepped up to the plate in the first inning. He struck out, swinging at a curve ball. He came up again in the fourth – struck out again on another curve. In the seventh inning, it was the same story: down swinging for a third...

Hola! Regreso de los “Cinco Amigos!”

Three years ago this month, I asked six friends – career professionals – to offer career advice. Readers around the country liked my “Six Amigos” so we did it several more times since. We are five now (one changed careers), but we persist in...

Mid-life crisis? Mid-life is NOT a crisis!

Two months ago I got a new car. That’s really no big deal: the old lease was up so I drove the old car in and pulled the new one out. The car, though, is red. That could be a big deal because I’ve never had a red car before, and every little boy...