Is It Time to Bail From The ‘Parachute’ Book?

Since “What Color Is Your Parachute?” by Richard Nelson Bolles was published 31 years ago, it’s become known to many as the job-hunters’ bible. The book, published by Ten Speed Press, has topped business bestseller lists and a new, revised edition is reissued annually. But does this book really deserve its iconic status? With unemployment

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The Expansionist Theory For Job-Search Success

There’s certainly no shortage of job-search advice. But you’ve got to separate the wheat from the chaff. The chaff, in my view, is the harmfully restrictive advice that imposes arbitrary limits on job searches. Disciples of networking have effected the most damage on executives already stifled by servitude to corporate America. They’ve persuaded millions of

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How to Switch Careers in Midlife

Many people fantasize about changing careers, but few actually follow through. It just seems too daunting. These days, though, a lot of people don’t have much choice. Maybe their industry’s days seem numbered, and they figure they better start planning now. Or maybe they already have been hit by a layoff.

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Thinking Strategically – Beam Me Up!

The Star Trek transporter has just been invented. Spell out some of the effects on the transportation industry. Here’s another (actual) case which calls for strategy analysis. First of all, remember not to make any assumptions. Don’t apologize for not watching the show – ask your interviewer (who, if they’ve given you this question, is

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Controlling Jitters Before Your Interview

The prospect of sitting alone in a room with a stranger and talking about yourself can be terrifying. You certainly don’t want the stress to overwhelm you. If an interviewer’s strongest impression of you at the end of the interview is the sweat on your brow, quiver in your voice, and the twitches in your

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Dealing with Gaps in Employment

Resumes do not have to be an exhaustive, detailed history of everything you’ve ever done. They are marketing tools, highlighting key employment, significant skills, and credentials. A resume does not necessarily have to include every month or every year, nor does it have to even show those troublesome gaps at all.

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Interview Questions: Finance Interview Brainteasers

Perhaps even more so than tough finance questions, brainteasers can unnerve the most icy-veined, well-prepared finance candidate. Even if you know the relationships between inflation, bond prices and interest rates like the back of a dollar bill, all your studying may not help you when your interviewer asks you how many ping pong balls fit

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A Closer Look at Behavior-Based Interviewing

Behavioral-based interviewing has been around for 25 years, but just recently the practice has been gaining momentum along with the ever-increasing demand for skilled and competent employees. Recruiting Trends introduced its readers to the idea of behavior-based interviewing and promised to take a second, more in-depth look at the success of the technique.

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Sort out who suits an online medium

In the course of planning PR activity, clients often ask ‘What is the value of online media? Is it as valuable as its print equivalents?’ The question is often phrased assuming there is some kind of intrinsic difference in value between one form of media and another. But this assumption misses the point about what

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How to spot the faker

It’s pointless filling a job that a candidate can’t do and won’t be able to keep. Likewise, an employer will not want to have to dismiss someone they have recently employed, and undergo expensive recruiting again.

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How to Write A Resume and Cover Letter

What is a Resume? A resume is a summary of a person’s business or professional qualifications, educational background and work experience for a particular position. The purpose of a resume is to market capabilities, qualifications and credentials to potential employers.

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Citrix to lay off 1,000 workers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Restructuring at Citrix Systems will result in the elimination of 1,000 full-time and contract positions, the Fort Lauderdale-headquartered company announced Tuesday. Citrix will spin off a group of its best-known technology tools and exit other businesses. The layoffs and other restructuring actions will take place in November and January, Citrix said.

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