Career Dilemmas

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Senior exec brought down in the midst of a promotion – for a resume falsehood from years earlier

Peter Harris| Sep 17, 2014 10:16 am


Even a small lie about your past can be hanging over your head well into the future. Walmart’s vice president of communications resigned last week after it came out that he hadn’t actually earned the university degree listed on his resume.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Resumes,
Credential creep

Top five sectors where employers are raising the bar on qualifications and then claiming that no one is qualified

Peter Harris| Sep 13, 2014 05:53 pm


This is why having the same qualifications as the people doing the job isn’t enough to get you hired for the job now. Employers are asking for advanced education for jobs that don’t actually require it.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Student,
Choosing a career path

Choosing a career path: What to do when you don’t know what to do

Kevin Makra| Sep 9, 2014 09:02 am


Many articles written on the job search come with the assumption that you have already chosen a career path. But what if you haven’t reached that stage yet? What if you aren’t sure which occupational direction to follow?



Category: Career Dilemmas, Student,
The dark side of hiring

The dark side of hiring: Five things employers would probably rather you didn’t know

Peter Harris| Sep 8, 2014 09:06 pm


Sometimes finding a job can be made much more difficult by things going on behind the scenes that you don’t even know about. Here are five hidden reasons why you might not get hired, that employers will never tell you.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies,
The one word in your resume that convinced me not to hire you

The one word in your resume that convinced me not to hire you (and it wasn’t a typo)

Peter Harris| Sep 5, 2014 07:54 pm


Here’s a how a senior candidate for a marketing role lost her chances of being hired based on a single word in her resume – and it wasn’t a typo or a spelling mistake.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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The best time to quit your job

Peter Harris| Sep 3, 2014 06:25 pm


Sometimes you really have to leave your job. If you’re not making enough money to survive, your company is doomed, or your work life is making you miserable, it’s time to jump ship. Here’s how to spot the smartest time to make your move.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work,
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Five ways to kill a job offer at the last minute

Peter Harris| Aug 18, 2014 10:28 am


Even once your excellent resume has wowed an employer, you’ve aced several rounds of interviews, and been asked how soon you can start, it’s still possible to lose the job. Here are the five most common ways.



Category: Career Dilemmas,
Pensive man in kitchen

Are you too smart to get hired?

Peter Harris| Jul 23, 2014 10:25 am


Here’s the thing with being very, very smart: the brightest people are not always the most successful. Sometimes having too much intelligence can be a problem on the job market. Here’s the trouble with smart people.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice,
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The most common resume lies, and what you can really get away with

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 18, 2014 02:40 pm


Roughly 40% of people lie on their resumes, and many more exaggerate. Find out what the risks are, what you can get away with and what the fabrications are that HR professionals are most likely to uncover.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Resumes,
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What your employer knows that you don’t in salary negotiations

Colleen Clarke| Jul 17, 2014 11:45 am


Your employer always walks into a salary negotiation with a lot more information than you have. Here’s what they know that you don’t, and how you can get the most value written into your new contract.



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