The Dog Ate My Wallet

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Category Archive: Job Searching & Interviewing

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No Matter Who You Know, Your Resume MATTERS

We’re all familiar with the phrase “It’s not what you know, but who you know” when talking about job hunting. In many (maybe even most) cases, people get jobs based on knowing someone in the organization, having someone with influence speaking for them. But a word of advice (at least when it comes to large organizations) – no matter who you know, your resume still matters. Do not neglect your resume. I recently made a hire,read more…

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Interviewing Tips

Congratulations! You have landed an interview, an in-person, go and meet people face to face interview. This is exciting! It can also be incredibly nerve wracking. Below are a list of tips that can help you make it through the process. It is not exhaustive, as that would be a way longer post than I want to write, let alone what anyone wants to read. But hopefully these will help.   If they give you aread more…

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Phone Interview Tips

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Phone interviews have been pretty common in my job search history, but I have spoken with people for whom they are not ordinary, and others who get extra nervous about them. So I put together this set of quick tips for shining through the phone interview stage. In my experience, there are two kinds of phone interviews. The first I refer to as a phone screening. It is conducted by HR, not the hiring manager. HRread more…

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Job Hunting Tips

Now that I once again have a job, a friend asked me to put together some tips based on my 9 months (11 months, if you want to go back to last May) of recent job searching. Here’s the list of tips for job hunting. Come back on Friday for a list of interviewing tips. Tailor your resume to the job. Use phrasing or industry words from the job posting in your bullet points. Almost everyread more…

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Job Search Data

Part of the point of this post is that tomorrow I am attending open session interviews with Tableau, the company that makes the program (Tableau Public) I used to create these little infographics. I also thought it might be interesting to other people who were currently searching for jobs and struggling with long-term unemployment (or at least longer term than they’d like) to see how someone else’s job search was going. The first graphic is prettyread more…