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Entries by Liz Ryan from 08/2010

They Made Me an Offer but They Don't Like My Start Date?

| Posted 08.11.2010 | Business

If your new manager's department is so poorly run that three more days without your presence would be so devastating, what could you possibly learn from him?

When They Say "You're Overqualified"

| Posted 08.12.2010 | Business

"You're overqualified" is a sales objection, like a client saying "The price is too high." When we run into a sales objection, we want to ask questions.

Can You Steal an Introduction?

| Posted 08.16.2010 | Business

In general, it is best to err on the side of caution when approaching people we don't know and using our friends' names as entry points for job opportunities.

In These Times, Is Respect on the Job a Pipe Dream?

| Posted 08.16.2010 | Business

No matter how hungry we are, if we decide that getting a job means abdicating our power and allowing ourselves to be disrespected, we are done.

Will My Consulting Experience Hurt My Job Search?

| Posted 08.20.2010 | Business

Half the world jumps from consulting to in-house employment every couple of years. Consulting experience isn't a problem in any way.

Ten Quick Salary-Negotiation Tips

| Posted 08.24.2010 | Business

Don't assume that no one has any money because of the recession. Ask yourself: what is their business pain costing them, right now?

Resume Gaps, Blemishes, & Career Shifts: Yikes!

| Posted 08.24.2010 | Business

Job-seekers have a lot on their minds, but I don't know of anything that worries job-hunters more than resume gaps and blemishes.

Does Dress Code Trump Religious Freedom?

| Posted 08.28.2010 | Religion

I've got to side with Disney on this one. The woman took the job knowing that there was a dress code. If the dress code doesn't suit your religious beliefs, don't take the job.