Mastering The Lunch or Dinner Interview

There is nothing more daunting than sitting down at a restaurant table and not knowing which fork, spoon, or glass to use.  Additionally, how do you eat your food and still make a good first impression? Not knowing the basics of dining etiquette can often lead to disastrous results. Dining etiquette is one of theContinue reading “Mastering The Lunch or Dinner Interview”

HOW TO PITCH YOUR BOSS ON TELECOMMUTING YOUR JOB

If you have been thinking about telecommuting, there are a few things to consider before you approach your boss with the idea: •     Do you have the temperament to work from home, at least part-time? Can you take the initiative to start (and finish) projects independently? Do you have the self-discipline to give your workContinue reading “HOW TO PITCH YOUR BOSS ON TELECOMMUTING YOUR JOB”

Should I Include This Job on My Résumé?

Dear Claudia, I hate my new job. I worked at my old company for 12 years but was let go in a significant restructuring. I found a new job, and I’ve been here for four months, but I wouldn’t say I like it, and I’m going to quit. My question is: Should I include thisContinue reading “Should I Include This Job on My Résumé?”

UNCOVERING THE REAL COST OF UNEMPLOYMENT

The longer you are out of work, the more costly it is. Here are some things you may — or may not — have considered as the “cost of unemployment.” Have you ever stopped to consider the cost of being unemployed? Lost wages. Loss of income is the most obvious cost of unemployment. Unemployment benefitsContinue reading “UNCOVERING THE REAL COST OF UNEMPLOYMENT”

Seven Basic Elements to Writing a Résumé

Writing a new résumé or refreshing an old one? Here are seven basic elements every résumé should include. Identification Your name, city, state, zip (physical address is not required), telephone number, email address, and LinkedIn profile address (if applicable). Short Summary Three to five sentences describing your most outstanding qualifications. (A short bulleted list canContinue reading “Seven Basic Elements to Writing a Résumé”