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Do you want a return call – or not?

Two out of every three voice mails I receive could be – and should be – a lot better than they are. One of the three is not clear enough for me to understand the message the first time I listen to it and another one begins in an unprofessional,...

Education, training, and your resume

Dear post-high school student, I am writing this letter to you and 17,487,474 of your closest friends. That’s how many of you are enrolled in institutions of higher learning (public, private, 2-year, 4-year, graduate, and professional), according to...

When the interviewer behaves badly

As long as I’ve been a career coach, I’ve insisted that interviewing strategies far outweigh interviewing skills. Yet precious few candidates develop clear strategies, and then, despite thinking the interview went well, wonder why they haven’t moved...