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  Handling Discriminatory Questions in an Interview
by Bettina Seidman - Mar, 2010
An applicant involved in an employment interview is anxious to please, to impress, and to persuade. And that is as it should be. However, from time to time inappropriate personal questions are asked, which may make an applicant uncomfortable. As a Career Management Coach, I suggest that often these personal questions are more frequently asked of women than of men. Applicants are protected from answering a variety of i...
 
  15 Tips To Help You With a Stalled Job Search
by Bettina Seidman - Mar, 2010
• Evaluate whether you are looking for work you think you can get rather than shooting for what you’d really like to do. • Review the major job-hunting methods and devote more time to the entire job search process. • Open up new approaches including looking at more than one industry, looking at broader salary ranges, and returning to the library for more research. • Evaluate whether you might be trying to step too f...
 
  Networking Tips for Introverts (and aren’t we all sometimes)
by Bettina Seidman - Nov, 2009
There are several ideas Introverts can think about and focus on in order to make networking activities more comfortable and more successful. When I refer to Introverts, I mean as defined by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator – a definition based on where you get your energy. Extroverts typically get their energy from interaction with other people and from taking initiative in work and personal situations. Introverts tend t...
 
  Things Hardly Anybody Will Tell You About Job Search
by Bettina Seidman - Oct, 2009
* It is important to have a clear goal in mind about what kind of work you want to do * Use all job search techniques: postings and search firms (low yielding) and targeting and networking (high yielding) Postings – It is helpful to write a customized cover letter whenever you respond to an ad. You can increase your chances of being invited for an interview by writing an effective cover letter, a gem that grabs the re...
 
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