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Today’s Job Interview: The Goldilocks Syndrome

Today’s Job Interview: The Goldilocks Syndrome
image: katinthecupboard (flickr) By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Thank you to my recruiting friend, Recruiting Animal (@Animal) who introduced my latest US News post in a unique and compelling way: The Goldilocks Syndrome When a company has been through troubled times, they need just the right new engineer,...

How to Tame Nerves Before a Big Job Interview

How to Tame Nerves Before a Big Job Interview
image via Wisang | flickr   By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Have you ever hoped for something so bad that once you got it, you weren’t quite sure how to deal with it?  A trip around the world, a chance to meet someone you idolize, or a big job interview can be especially disconcerting. In fact, an...

Your Job Search: A Love Story

Your Job Search: A Love Story
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Four years ago this week, on December 8, 2006, after responding to a simple, virtual Match.com ‘wink’ from Rob (aka, mustangrodevot78@talkmatch.com), a life-changing relationship commenced. Amidst thousands of Match.com profiles, Rob selected my dating resume and lightly and...

For the Want of a Resume, a Career Was Lost

You may have heard this little ditty as a child, or perhaps some wise college professor referred to it at some time during your blurry-eyed, groggy-headed freshman year. It goes like this: For the want of a nail, a shoe was lost. For the want of a shoe, the horse was lost. For the want of a horse, the...

Upping Your Job Search Flame: Be ‘Needed, not Needy’

This summer’s Career Collective heats up with advice to help job seekers boost the flame under their job search efforts. In collaboration with my partner, Miriam Salpeter, I’m delighted to participate in this monthly blogging initiative. Please scroll to the end of this post for links to...

Eating Bon Bons on the Treadmill

By Rob Poindexter We’ve all done it. We see a picture of ourselves, we catch a glimpse of some imperfect part of our anatomy in the mirror, and think, “Jeez, what the hell is wrong with me?” Let’s see, 47,000 hours on the exercise bike, check. Went to bed hungry for 288 of the last 289 days,...

Interview Prep: No Pain, No Gain

Photo by lempkin This month’s Career Collective tackles the all-important interview prep topic, from references, to company research to story  ‘articulation’ to follow-up and negotiations. To  see how other Career Collective bloggers responded, please scroll to the end of this post, or...
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