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Are Your Stock Options Worth More Than Your Salary?

Are Your Stock Options Worth More Than Your Salary?

Did you know a signing bonus will “make you whole” if you leave before the stock options mature.   One time I worked for a startup artificial intelligence company. I received a small amount of stock because I was not very high up on the totem poll at...

What Is A Professional Bio?

What Is A Professional Bio?

A resume is written to help you find a new job.  A bio is written for other purposes beyond a job search. It is usually one page and includes a headshot.  https://youtu.be/9uDAQTDYC7c Who is looking for a bio from you?   Interested investors...

Have You Ever Been Unsafe During An Interview?

Have You Ever Been Unsafe During An Interview?

Have you ever felt unsafe during an in-person interview? Have you let yourself be in a dangerous situation because you really needed a new job right away? You might think this wouldn’t happen, but it can if you let your guard is down.   https://youtu.be/OJn5d1UFUgo I...

How Do You Push Back On The Start Date For Your New Job?

How Do You Push Back On The Start Date For Your New Job?

When would you like to start your new job? Is it farther out than the normal two weeks after you have given notice to your current employer? What can you do to make this happen?   https://youtu.be/hu6EurjE07s Pre-arranged family plans: Sometimes, plans...

What Is A Typical Resume Writing Process?

What Is A Typical Resume Writing Process?

Every experienced resume writer has developed a clear writing process that is efficient and that works for all types of clients. It is definitely collaborative writing. I don't know the details about what other writers do, but it will be some version of this. ...

What About the “About” Section on Your LinkedIn Profile?

What About the “About” Section on Your LinkedIn Profile?

The "About" section of your LinkedIn profile is really interesting. It is an opportunity to somehow connect the personal part of your life with the professional. It can be as personal or not, depending on what makes you comfortable to share. Also, it can hold up to...

Are You Missing The Obvious When Preparing For An Interview?

Are You Missing The Obvious When Preparing For An Interview?

Have you thought you were prepared for an interview, but you forgot something? Sometimes the most obvious things are not obvious. If you are interviewing with a company that has a product or a service, it is important to personally experience what that is....

Can the Benefits of the Job Be More Important Than the Salary?

Can the Benefits of the Job Be More Important Than the Salary?

What do you really need from a new job?  Are the benefits or the salary the most important? One time I had a client who had been laid off. She was totally stressed about looking for a new job.   Her daughter was a star player on the high school...

What About The Dreaded Employment Gap?

What About The Dreaded Employment Gap?

I once talked with a man who had been a stay-at-home dad for seven years but needed to go back to work.  He had been the Chief Financial Officer at a company. His wife died in childbirth, leaving him with two special-needs twin boys. As he was in a good financial...

The Problems With Ageism

The Problems With Ageism

Have you felt guilty for perpetuating the stereotypes about older workers? I had a client who hired a new employee, but he was totally conflicted about it. He was in his 50s, and his age was a sensitive subject. He was afraid that he would not be hired for a new job,...

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