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This section has a host of resources to help you with your career journey. There are links to my book on salary negotiations and other articles and interviews I have done. There are in-depth descriptions of job search tools and techniques, from resumes to interview preparation. I have also included a section on other career professionals to help you find a job search coach, resume writer, or career professional with a specific area of expertise.

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Generating New Networking Contacts

Job hunting is a numbers game. One important weekly goal is to contact at least 20 NEW people EACH WEEK. The number...

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Networking Scripts

What follows is an outline of the steps to get from “I need a job” to “I have a new job” as...

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Information Interviews

Information interviews are a type of networking conversation. These are interviews that you conduct in order to obtain information about a position,...

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Preparing for an Interview

You should always prepare for an interview. No matter how good you are at “winging it,” your interview will go better if...

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Questions to Ask in an Interview

One of the most important pieces of interview preparation is developing a set of questions to ask the interviewer. Many interviewers say...

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References

References are the people who vouch for our performance and professional bearing. A potential employer will usually ask for references in the...

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Salary Negotiations

The information in this resource is an overview. For more detailed information and guidance on salary negotiations, refer to my book: Coaching...

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Working with an Executive Recruiter

An executive recruiter is hired by a company or an organization to fill a specific opening, or a series of openings. Usually,...

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Finding a Counselor

I often get requests from clients, friends and colleagues for advice on finding a career counselor outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan...

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