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Entries by Liz Ryan from 07/2010

How Deep a Salary Markdown for Changing Industries?

| Posted 07.01.2010 | Business

Here's the thing: they're going to hire the best person they can find for the job, right? You can open up the salary conversation with some discussion about just who's getting the job offer.

That's Definitely Not Networking

| Posted 07.06.2010 | Business

There are networkers, and power networkers, and people who should never be allowed to meet unsuspecting new people in coffee shops.

Keeping an Employer Warm While Awaiting Another Offer

| Posted 07.06.2010 | Business

One company may come forward with an offer faster than the second company will schedule their interview. How do I tactfully stall the one process and speed up the other to give myself more time to make a decision?

Say No to Job-Candidate Abuse

| Posted 07.19.2010 | Business

We can and should expect recruiters, hiring managers and HR people to explain their reasons for every request they make of a job seeker.

Career Advice: Teaching People to Grovel?

| Posted 07.20.2010 | Business

Why do people keep enabling unethical, badly-managed employers when they behave like swine? I don't want you to grovel and beg on your job search. I want you to be yourself at every instant.

Boundary Setting and Gut-Checks for Job-Seekers

| Posted 07.20.2010 | Business

When your gut is screaming BAD THING, but the only rationale is "I don't like to rush," what can you say?

Ten Ways to Explain Why You Want to Change Jobs

| Posted 07.30.2010 | Business

It is fine to say "I had reached a plateau in that job" or "I felt that I'd grown as much as I ever would in that organization." Here are ten more reasons for leaving a job, expressed in Don't Say and Do Say versions.