Author Archive | Candace Moody

Your Greatest Strength is Also Your Weakness

Two of the most dreaded questions in interviewing are dreaded for good reason. “What is your greatest strength?” and “What is your greatest weakness?” are mirror image questions that drive jobseekers crazy. (For the record, they drive most recruiters crazy, too; they would love to hear the real answers, but never get more than tired […]

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Guest Post: Job Hunting in the Digital Age

We’ve come a long way since the only way to apply for a job was to trawl around the streets handing out CV’s, seeking meetings with the manager of a company, or waiting for the job listings to be released in the weekly newspaper. Now we have multiple resources at our fingertips for seeking new […]

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Doing Your Best Work

Edward M. Hallowell, MD, is the author of Shine; Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People. He’s a psychiatrist who has spent decades thinking about why some people are engaged on the job and can shine, and why others are depressed, bored (or the opposite – overwhelmed) and unsuccessful. The first principle […]

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Take Ten Years Off

I’m a Baby Boomer (proud member since 1958.) I hear from other Boomers all the time about how their age is keeping them from competing in the job market today.  They claim that recruiters take one look at their face or (graying) hair and make a quick decision to move on to a younger candidate. […]

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Guest Post: Five Reasons Not to Pick a Career

A guest post by Josh Weiss-Roessler There are a lot of factors you have to consider when you’re embarking on a new career. For example, will the job require you to live in a certain location? Does it require an advanced degree? Does it involve working from home or in an office environment? While there […]

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The Unemployed Need Not Apply: How to Work Around a Hiring Bias

It’s an unfortunate fact but some hiring managers have what we call “hiring tendencies.” They might lean towards interviewing workers with at least three years of experience. Maybe they prefer candidates who are in their mid-30s. Or—and this is surprisingly prevalent—they might lean towards hiring candidates who are currently employed. In the minds of these […]

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Coach in Quiet Moments

(This is the first of many posts inspired by Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In . I suggest you just give up and buy the book now.) In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg discusses how important feedback has been to her career.  She understood, for instance, how important her relationship with Mark Zuckerberg would be to her work […]

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