Layoffs: Hints they may be coming your way!

Layoffs and downsizings don’t “suddenly” happen. They are the result of weeks of analysis, discussion, outside opinions, and wrangling among top management. Take notice of events in your office to stay alert to 13 classic warning signals that some employees might be about to lose their jobs. 1) Your H.R. People Look Stressed Keep an eye on the mood […]

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How to answer the dreaded salary history question request when applying for a job

You are sending a cover letter and resume to apply for a job. The job description requests your salary history. Do you give it? First rule: never ever give out salary data in a letter!!! Let’s analyze what happens if you do comply and give your history. One of two things will occur. The response […]

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Protect your privacy when you job search

There’s an old story about a woman who was unhappy in her job. She was browsing through the local Sunday paper and she saw a large Help Wanted ad. Intrigued by the job title, she read further, getting more excited by each line of the job description. “That sounds perfect for me!,” she thought. While […]

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Let your cover letter do the talking

“Well, once I get into the interview I’ll be able to explain it more…” I hear this a lot from job seekers as they are crafting their resumes and cover letters. The belief that while the document they are sending  to an employer is not “quite right,” the job candidate will be able to fix […]

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