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Where’s duct tape when you really need it?

Have you every wished you could shut-up the person who’s talking? Well, interviewers often feel this way. The more job seekers want to make an impression, the more they talk. All that over-explanation and embellishment actually detracts from the message, clouds the picture, and leaves a negative impression! The older and wiser people get, the […]

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Do you know the way to San Jose?

That song has been running through my mind as I am tagging along on my husband’s business trip and visiting family here in San Mateo, Redwood City, San Jose and Menlo Park. The song is a great message about losing your way…and going back home. “Fame and fortune is a magnet.” During our college years, […]

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Careful what you wish for…

Job seekers know what they don’t want. When asked, professionals can easily name all the things they don’t want in the next job – a micro-managing boss, strict office hours, or constant travel. Often, we neglect to consider what would actually make us happy. The result: We attract what we don’t want. The government worker […]