Career Advice Blog

Career Tips, Insights and Career Advice by Paul Freiberger

Monday, January 09, 2017

Jobseekers: Protect Your LinkedIn Data Soon


LinkedIn is revising its user interface. The modified design could impact your data if you don’t take action. But don’t worry. You can avoid trouble if you follow the instructions in this article. Here is an official email from LinkedIn regarding the removal of the Notes and Tags ...

Friday, January 06, 2017

Who Wrote Your Executive Resume? The Correct Answer for the Executive Job Seeker May Surprise You


Who wrote your resume? At first glance, that may seem like an odd question for a job interviewer or recruiter to ask an executive job candidate. Even if it’s not the first item on the interview agenda, however, reports from the interviewing front indicate that it comes up often ...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

5 Job Search Tips to Get you Moving Ahead


We’re all different. We think differently, we feel differently and we respond to the world differently. Yet there are some things almost all of us agree on. Almost all of us agree that the job market is a stressful place, and most of us think “stressful” is a bit ...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Mistakes C-Level Job Seekers Make: Part 3

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Mistakes in the Executive InterviewIn many ways, mistakes made in the executive interview continue the theme established by mistakes in the resume. The common denominator is the sense among many executives that, to put it bluntly, they’re above all this. Their accomplishments should speak for themselves. Given their successful ...

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Mistakes C-Level Job Seekers Make: Part 2

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Mistakes in the Executive Resume So, according to your resume, you’re a results-oriented professional with deep industry knowledge and exceptional leadership skills? Strangely enough, your competitors’ resumes are making the very same claims. To a Hiring Manager or any prospective employer faced with a pile of resumes, the fact ...

Monday, November 21, 2016

Mistakes C-Level Job Seekers Make: Part 1

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Every executive job search has much in common with every other job search. The rules of the game don’t fundamentally change according to industry, geography, or job status. Despite the commonalities, however, executives in particular are on a slightly different road than other job seekers. The difference manifests itself ...

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Job Interviewer Asks: How Do You Handle Stress and Pressure?

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In any job interview, you’re bound to be hit with one or more “behavioral” questions, the ones that ask you to describe your response to real or hypothetical work situations, and one of the more popular questions concerns your reaction to stressful situations in the workplace. It’s a ...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

How Many Pages Should My Resume Be?


Unlike what your college adviser or career counselor may have told you, there are very few hard and fast rules regarding how many pages your resume should be. There are guidelines, but these can be broken at the drop of a hat if the end result, your resume, would be ...

Thursday, October 06, 2016

LinkedIn Now Helps You Hide Your Job Search From Your Boss

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LinkedIn is today rolling out a new feature the company says will help you look for new jobs without letting your boss find out. The innovation, called Open Candidates, “makes it easier to connect with your dream job by privately signaling to recruiters that you’re open to new job ...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hug Your Interviewer! (Or Better Yet, Please Don’t)


From the latest in neuroscience, here is some job search advice you probably haven’t heard: Be sure to give your interviewer a great big hug before you leave the room! It’s sure to leave a positive impression. Or, at least, it will be memorable. Okay, let’s dial ...

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