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Have Some PASTA with Your Interview


When cyclists prepare for a big race, they always make sure they load up on the carbs. It is not uncommon to have a pasta feed the night before an important event so that the athletes can store up some of the carbohydrates they will be burning up the next day.

Old Hiring Foxes vs. The Hedgehogs


You are about to compete for the best people again. The recovery is happening.

How Hedgehogs Hire


In my last column, I explored Jim Collins' "hedgehog" principle, and how powerfully this can be used to attract great employees. After many dozens of CEO interviews, I'm convinced that leaders with well-defined hedgehogs deploy the most successful hiring models.

When All Is Not Well With Work


When all is not well with work, what do you do? Do you quickly get frustrated and feel discontent? Do you look at each situation as a tiresome challenge or as an opportunity to learn something new? Have you ever considered looking at work problems from a spiritual point of view?When you look at work from a spiritual perspective, you will see that there are lessons for you to learn. Let's look at a couple of situations that you or someone you know may have encountered.

Career Change: From Suits & Sales to Boots & Rails


Peter Humleker had it made. As the general manager of a successful car dealership, he was earning an impressive income.

How To Tap Into the Invisible Job Market


Is there a company in your area that you'd love to work for? Do you assume that, because you don't see them advertising in the classifieds or posting jobs on their website, they have no openings? That may or may not be the case. That truth is, only about one-fifth of job openings are actually advertised!Here's how to tap into the huge "invisible" job market.

Settling Successfully Into Your New Job


The euphoria of getting a new job can sometimes be overcome by apprehension about what comes next. After all, you're "the new kid on the block," and there's much to learn--about your new job duties and much more.

Dealing With How Would You...? Questions


I'm always preaching about proper preparation prior to interviews. If you research the position and company carefully, you can anticipate likely questions and prepare excellent answers.

5 Ways to Combat Job Burnout


Job burnout happens when the stress or prolonged frustration of a job or career contributes to emotional and physical exhaustion. The ability to cope with general life stressors outside of work is strained.

What You Need To Know Before Committing To Vocational Retraining


You've thought a lot about the kind of work you want to do. The duties, the pay, the hours, the environment - everything sounds right.

Job Layoff: Confronting Why Me?


Perhaps you saw it coming. The fall in company stock prices.

Job Hunting Tips: Containing Anxiety


It hangs from the ceiling above your bed while you toss through the night hours. It waits inside the door of every employment office you enter.

Losing Your Job Without Losing Yourself


When we lose our jobs, no matter the reason, we lose a big part of our identity. Think of the last several times you met new people.

Surviving Unemployment Through Emotional Damage Control


Looking for work is a roller-coaster ride: high with elation when you think you've found a great position, low with discouragement when you realize that someone else was offered a job you wanted.Most of the time, you fall somewhere in between, your mood cycling from cautious optimism to keen disappointment.

Job Hunting Tips: Organizing Your Attack


Looking for work is an energy-devouring ordeal, often leading to running in circles and not getting anywhere. A systematic approach can help you focus on your goal, avoid wasting the energy you need to conserve for interviews and employer contacts, and lower your stress level.


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