Career Advice Blog

Career Tips, Insights and Career Advice by Paul Freiberger

Weather Extremes, Climate, and the Job Market

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With “Sustainability Analyst” appearing at number 13 on LinkedIn’s list of today’s fastest growing jobs, the weather is more than a topic of polite conversation for job seekers.LinkedIn defines the role as researching and tracking “an organization’s environmental impact to develop strategies, practices, and programs that ...

Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety and Stress in the Job Search

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I often get requests for career help issues that are a bit unrelated to the common needs of resume writing and job hunting. One that I hear consistently is: “How should I handle stress and anxiety?”That’s a pretty broad area to delve into, but we’re not looking ...

Lessons from Twitter, Meta, Musk, and Zuck

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Elon Musk buys Twitter, immediately imposes massive layoffs, tells those employees who remain that they’d better adopt hard-core, I live for my work habits, and mires the service in next-level controversy as soon as he walks in the door.Meanwhile, Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg tells his staff en masse ...

The Functional Resume has an Image Problem

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Consider a HybridMost resumes follow a reverse-chronological format. This is a great way to showcase steady experience in the same field. For people reentering the workforce or changing fields, this structure may not be perfect. An alternative is a functional resume that highlights skills and achievements first. However, there’s ...

Quick Quitting: A Profitable Choice or a Red Flag for Hiring Managers?


Quitting is in the news this year. All kinds of quitting. First there was quiet quitting. This refers to people who don’t actually quit per se, but who are working strictly to the terms of whatever deal they agreed to. They do their jobs, but they don’t go ...

Coping with Job Search Exhaustion

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It’s a truism that the job search is a job unto itself. But if a truism is a statement that, while obviously true, adds nothing to the conversation, this may not be a truism after all, because it does add something to the conversation. In fact, the idea that ...

LinkedIn and the Secret Job Search

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Why Always Updating Your LinkedIn Profile is Good for All Like it or not, LinkedIn is an indispensable part of the job search. But let’s say that you’re currently employed and not quite ready to disclose to one and all (and especially to your employer) that you’re ...

Pay Transparency: Now is the Time

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On June 8, Microsoft announced four HR initiatives, including a “commitment to publicly disclose salary ranges in all of our internal and external job postings across the U.S.” This adds to an existing commitment to stop asking job applicants about their salary history. This is good news, not only ...

Tips for Keeping the Job Search Confidential

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There’s no better time to look for a new job than when you’re already employed. You’re getting paid, there’s nothing pushing you to look elsewhere other than your own desire to find greener pastures, and there’s no doubt that employers look more kindly on candidates ...

Panel Interviews and Case Interviews

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Prepare for All Types of Job InterviewsPreviously, I’ve covered all sorts of interview scenarios, from video to phone to executive and more, but there are two scenarios that come up from time to time that deserve a few words to round out your job interview preparation.First, there’s ...

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