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Find the Job that Brings Out the Best in You

Find the right fit by finding a job that brings out the best in you. Job search is a lot like dating - the more work you do at the front end to understand both yourself and your fit in the marketplace, the better the opportunities that will come your way.

Your (Smiling) Face Here

In my line of work I spend a lot of time reviewing peoples’ profiles on sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, et al. One of the biggest mistakes people make is having a less than appropriate photo on their profile. Profiles have become a way of life and virtually everyone has at least one. Since it’s a way for employers and others you want to favorably influence to evaluate you, it’s a good idea to have a professional yet warm photo of you.…

If Not Now, When?

At a bar mitzvah I attended yesterday, the boy spoke eloquently about the idea of serendipity. He described his favorite place in New York City to drink frozen hot chocolate (Serendipity, on E. 60th Street), and how he had just recently come to know the meaning of that word. Some people believe more actively in serendipity than others, including a great many job seekers, as well as active daters, who spend a lot of time waiting for the phone to ring.…

How Not To Be Down in a Down Market

I’m generally pretty good about maintaining a positive attitude and I know what to do to keep my equilibrium. But man, reading the paper these days makes you want to jump off the nearest bridge. There’s just endless bad news. The thing that always makes me feel better is getting more information so I can make better decisions and advise my clients more effectively. To that end I’ve been interviewing retained search consultants about their businesses, and while many say that their clients are waiting until January to make hiring decisions, I wanted to share with you that there are still some bright spots within certain sectors.…