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Do you know how to “Future Talk” your way into your dream job?

One of my dear friends, Joey Primiani, who also happens to be a very successful entrepreneur, was just on my Podcast and shared with me how he “Future Talked” his way into his first job at Google. So what is “Future Talking” and how can you use it to land the job of your dreams?…

How can you tell when your career has passed its expiration date?

In 2009 when the market first crashed, I remember being interviewed by ABC News in San Jose on Labor Day about what a job seeker should do after having been with a company for 10-20 years and then getting laid off? The answer I gave them then, still holds true now. You have two choices:…

What are the top 5 reasons people get fired/don’t get hired?

The top five reasons people do NOT get hired and/or get FIRED: 1) Poor Performance- Attitude can make a big difference in people who are poor performers, but can only go so far if you are consistently making mistakes. 2) Complaining/sense of entitlement-I often hear from my clients that they are tired of hearing their…

How employable are you?

As employers ramp up their 2014 hiring, the question is: are you the one who they are going to hire this year? In order to make yourself the most desirable applicant in this market there are a few things that you can do: 1) Brush up on your technological skills. Websites like: lynda.com and youtube.com…

Proper Preparation

As we all know, no attorney has ever won a case without proper preparation. In continuing our conversation of how being effective at interviewing is like being an attorney, we now touch on why preparation is one of the three most critical elements to making your case stronger. Over the years I have prepared thousands…

How is being a job seeker like being an attorney?

In both situations you are trying to make a strong case. In the case of the attorney, the attorney is putting forth a strong case based on evidence as to why their client should prevail on a particular matter. In the case of the job seeker, the job seeker is putting forth the case as…

Handling a Counteroffer

What is a counteroffer and how can you effectively handle it when you receive one? A counteroffer is when the company that you are currently working for does not accept your resignation and offers to match or better the offer with the new company that you have received. Many companies have strict policies on not…

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