Guest Post: 9 Things to Do Every Day While You’re Unemployed

You may be entering your first week on the job market, or you might be ending your first full year without steady work. But no matter how long you’ve been facing this experience, you’ve had a chance to learn at least one important fact: unemployment is no picnic. Continue reading “Guest Post: 9 Things to Do Every Day While You’re Unemployed”…

Guest Post: Starting Over From Scratch: 5 Things to Keep In Mind during Your Career Transition

You can do this. What you’re doing may feel completely novel, and you may see only a handful of people around you (or none at all) who are starting over in mid-life the way you are. But this is an illusion—thousands of others have come this way before you, and you’re by new means the first to blaze this trail. Even more important: if this is the best path to your next step, then it’s the best path. Continue reading “Guest Post: Starting Over From Scratch: 5 Things to Keep In Mind during Your Career Transition”…

How to Handle Oddball Interview Questions

If these questions amuse you, go ahead and laugh. Your reviewers thought carefully to come up with silly questions that might encourage you to reveal your sense of humor. Continue reading “How to Handle Oddball Interview Questions”…

Guest Post: How to Land the Job without Looking Desperate

An unfortunate paradox pervades the job market: the longer an average person has been out of work, the more likely she becomes to lowering her standards, widening her range of options, ignoring employer red flags, and behaving in ways that don’t benefit her long term interests. This is perfectly natural, and in most cases, it’s a logical and intelligent response to a serious problem. Continue reading “Guest Post: How to Land the Job without Looking Desperate”…