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Career Tips, Insights and Career Advice by Paul Freiberger

Job Search: Don't Give Up

Don't give up

It's easy to avoid the job search. It's tough to take action, but doing so gives you the opportunity to improve your situation. Set aside the excuses, of which there are many. The best way to job search is to be: 1) patient and 2) relentless. These days ...

Facebook Proves that It's Less than Six Degrees to a Job Connection

Attention job seekers: The world is smaller than we thought, according to research published by Facebook and the University of Milan, which also provides a twist on the theory, “Six Degrees of Separation,” published in 1967.At last, there’s some science behind job networking. This theory, based on a ...

Personal Branding Tips to Help the Job Search


Finding a new job involves search and self-promotion. The search requires online and plain old sneaker networking. You need to get out there with your charm and the best LinkedIn profile and make connections. You have to get yourself out there, too, with personal branding. This article will give you ...

When Good is Good, Don't Wait for Perfect


For a French philosopher, Voltaire had potential as a job search expert. In a poem among his “moral stories,” he said, “The best is the enemy of the good,” a sentiment that has been repeated in many contexts. It’s in the Pareto principle, the 80-20 rule that tells us ...

Launch the job search by asking the right questions

New college grad in the family?  Suggest to your child that a good place to begin thinking about a career and a job search is with the nature of your own unique self. Look within. There are a multitude of questions worth asking: • What matters to you? • What are your ...

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 ...

Rev Up Your Job Search Engine

The season of resolutions is upon us, but let’s not even go there. That’s not what your job search engine needs. Resolutions are a lot of work. They take willpower. They take energy. Sometimes they fizzle out at the first sign of the slightest trouble. So be it ...

LinkedIn Now Helps You Hide Your Job Search From Your Boss

Job Search Advice

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 ...

Mistakes C-Level Job Seekers Make: Part 1

Bay Area career counselor explains executive job seeker mistakes.

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 ...

Bay Area Job Search Presents Special Challenges for Older Adults

Bay Area Job Search Strategy and Advice

One of the biggest mistakes people make in their Bay Area job search is assuming that the process hasn’t changed much. It has. On the other hand, some older job seekers also overestimate how much hiring has changed. Despite Applicant Tracking System technology and video interviews, the fact remains ...

Job Search Strategy Jump-start Plan for the New Graduate

Graduate Job Search Strategy

Recent College Graduates: Develop a Job Search StrategyHow can you launch your job search after getting your degree? It’s hard when you continue to hear reports of how tough a new grad job search can be. Despite stagnant wage growth in the United States, there’s actually some good ...

Take Small Steps for Bay Area Job Search Success

Job Search Expert Advice - Small Steps in Career Planning Add UpFocusing on the big picture of the executive job search alone is a wonderful way to nurture procrastination. It’s not the best way to do your job search. When you’re faced with a big project break things into ...

How to Use Networking for Job Search Success


It would be nice to just flip a switch and land your dream job. In reality, though, a job search is an ongoing process that networking is a crucial part of. No one denies that, but few of us are flinging our caps in the air about it.  Here are ...

Job Search Tax Deductions: Alleviating Job Hunting’s Financial Costs

Tax DEductions

If you are job hunting, tax deductions may not be your top priority, but your expenses may be deductible. If you can use those deductions, you’ll lower the real cost of job search services. In other words, the real cost of getting professional help in your search is lower ...

Why Passion is the Ultimate Job Hunt Secret for Success


The Best Job Search Tool Isn’t an App or Spreadsheet.Are you tired of reading countless self-help blogs in the quest for landing a job? Are you crumbling under the weight of unemployment? For millions, the waking nightmare of unemployment, and even underemployment, feels like a never-ending cycle of ...

The Only Job Search Guide You Need

Book Cover

Book excerpt There must be some  people who enjoy the job search. After all, there are people who wait with gleeful anticipation for the chance to dive into their income taxes every year. In the end, though, you don’t have to love the search. You do, however, have to ...

Navigating the Informational Interview

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Not every interview in your job search is a job interview. Consider the informational interview. An informational interview is a chance to meet briefly with someone in your field and talk about that person’s company, her career, and the industry as a whole. It’s as simple as that ...

What you should expect in a job offer

Job Offer

What to do before accepting the job You’ve run the gauntlet of the job search and come out in one piece. In fact, everything has gone so well that an offer is on the way. All that’s needed is the quick finalization of a few details, and you ...

Career Benefits of Volunteering


How Good Deeds Help Your Cause, Boost Your Skills and Add a Spark to Your LinkedIn Profile Volunteer work often involves skills and responsibilities that translate nicely to the workplace, but people tend to neglect those activities and say “it wasn’t a real job.” Volunteering as a Big Brother ...

Strategies for Self-Assessment and Employer Analysis to Improve Your Job Search

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A job search is an exercise in analysis. You must analyze yourself and also the employer you hope will hire you. Ask not what the employer can do for you; ask what you can do for the employer. Keep that thought in mind throughout your job search, especially during interviews ...

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