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Don’t Bother Being Honest in Exit Interviews

Posted 10-07-2012 If your employer couldn’t find the time to ask you what was good or bad about working at the company while you were still working there, why bother withhonesty and potentially burned bridges now? (If they did ask, give them constructive feedback before you leave this job; they deserve it). Read the feature story on HP Input/Output.

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Interview Tips for Techie-Aspies

Posted October 11, 2012 You’re on the Asperger’s Syndrome spectrum, and you know technology inside and out, but human interaction? That’s a hard one. Reading nonverbal cues is tough, making eye contact is painful, and your body language can mistakenly convey that you don’t even want the job. Here are some tips on mastering all that touchy-feely […]

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11 Questions to Ask CMS Job Seekers

Hiring someone to do your web development? I pulled together a bunch of interview questions intended to help hiring managers (and businesspeople who are not necessarily techie) find the dream CMS pro.They should help, whether you’re looking to hire somebody to function in out-of-the-box template land or you need a content management system integrated-with-everything-but-the-septic-system kind of specialist. No, […]

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How to Answer the ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ Question

Yeah, we know you’d rather just talk about your skills, and yes, we know, you don’t like to actually, like, talk to people, but, well, do you want the job? Yes? Then get over that introverted, antisocial techie thing. Here’s the article on HP Input/Output. Read it! Love it! Roll around in it!

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How to Avoid Blowing Your IT Job Interview

I asked hiring managers what they REALLY want, and it ain’t acronym-spewers. http://bit.ly/pqkZhS #hpio #career #hiring #interviewing

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Hey interview subjects, you’re likely in print now!

TheLadders has published a book, “You’re Better Than Your Job Search,” that reprints quite a few of the resume articles I’ve written for them over the past few years. Unfortunately, they stripped my byline from my stories, but if you pick up the book, the “Your Resume” section reprints some of the invaluable input I’ve […]

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In Through the Side Door

If you’re not scoring many interviews by applying for jobs and forwarding your resume to HR, try some of these creative means to get the hiring manager’s attention. Read the story here.

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‘Why Did You Leave?’ How to Address Past Employment

Parting can be not-so-sweet sorrow if you explain it wrong in your next interview. This article spells out how to position your resume (and your head) to provide a positive answer to the question: “Why did you leave?”

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