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Stephen Viscusi is an author, columnist and broadcast journalist in the workplace genre.

His new HarperCollins book is titled BULLETPROOF YOUR JOB: 4 Simple Strategies to Ride Out the Rough Times and Come Out On Top at Work.

Viscusi has been a featured guest as a career expert on numerous news and entertainment programs including "The Tyra Banks Show," "Inside Edition," "Good Morning America," CBS, ABC, FOX, CNBC news, and many others.

Viscusi regularly publishes columns and blogs in The Huffington Post, Divine Caroline and The Ladders.

Bulletproof Your Job was positively reviewed in the same week by both Newsweek and Time.

The Washington Post refers to Bulletproof Your Job as “Mommy meets Machiavelli” while Publisher’s Weekly says, “Viscusi offers a sound strategy for surviving to work another day.”

Viscusi’s expert advice has recently been featured in global magazines including Fortune, Details, the Bottom Line/Personal, Men’s Fitness and Money.

The Associated Press has carried Viscusi’s quotes around the world. He’s also been featured in Reader’s Digest as well as Liz Smith's nationally syndicated column from The New York Post.

Charles Gibson of ABC’s “World News with Charles Gibson” calls Viscusi “America’s Workplace Guru.”

Viscusi began his own career as a headhunter and is still involved as a consultant in executive search.

He is also the founder of www.BulletproofYourResume.com, a service that creates traditional and video resumes and CVs, utilizing Viscusi’s extensive network of professional resources.

Entries by Stephen Viscusi

Workplace Guru Can Tell You How to Land a Job from What You Take in Your Coffee

(4) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 1:17 AM

Do you think you knew all the basic human resources questions hiring companies like to ask? What are your strengths? Weaknesses? HR 101, I call them. Familiar?

Well, how about this question? "Have you ever taken a sugar packet or artificial sweetener from Starbucks for your home use?" I'm...

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Watch Yourself Get a Job: Why I Believe a Wristwatch can Land You a Job

(1) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 5:54 PM

Finding a job is harder than ever. Millennials have a particularly difficult time getting employed. Being a mid-twenties college graduate today more often means that you're living with your parents or in a tiny apartment in a quickly gentrifying area and getting some help from your parents, than it does...

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Still 12 Million Unemployed: How Do You Find Work? Do Not Choose to Work From Home!

(1) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 2:51 PM

Unemployment numbers are dropping. I am still skeptical, because the numbers do lie, and are always adjusted. In the meantime for the 12 million still "counted" as unemployed, who want to get back to work, or even if you want to keep you job, I have some advice. "Telecommuting", a...

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Unemployed? Become a Weebie!

(18) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 9:09 PM

I am starting my third book on workplace issues and I wanted to get out of my cushy offices where I had corporate executives flying around like bats in a cave. I needed a place to work that was not my home. I discovered a place that's like working at...

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Screening Job Applicants Through Facebook for Jobs Has Been a Dirty Little Secret for Years!

(3) Comments | Posted March 30, 2012 | 1:02 PM

Recent news stories have announced as part of your ability to gain employment with some companies, perspective employers are demanding your Facebook password -- and now everyone thinks it's a big deal. Already employers tell me that as a routine part of every interview or pre-interview they secretly...

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Joe Scarborough's Suspension Got Me Thinking...

(3) Comments | Posted November 22, 2010 | 1:05 PM

When MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Keith Olbermann recently received two-day suspensions from their politically-based TV shows because they donated to political campaigns, I began to think, "How can the everyday American relate or learn from this, in their own workplace?"

Most Americans today are lucky to have a job...

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"Up in the Air" Overweight! Then Chances Are You Need Two Seats On Southwest Airlines! What Are Your Chances of Landing a High Paying Job?

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2010 | 2:55 PM

By Stephen Viscusi


Recently the headlines were filled with the story about movie director, Kevin Smith, who directed "Cop Out". He was asked to leave a Southwest airlines flight, because they have a stated policy that requires obese passengers to buy two seats. This is...

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Conan O'Brien calls, The Jobs Whisperer, Stephen Viscusi for career advice, and hears these words: "Think Katie Couric": The Grass Is Not Always Greener!

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2010 | 2:03 PM

By Stephen Viscusi

I sit and daydream about the number of celebrities who have been calling me lately for career advice. Ever since "Up in the Air" starring George Clooney as a corporate hatchet man has become Oscar talk, my imaginary phone has been ringing off the hook,...

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Conan O'Brien calls, The Jobs Whisperer, Stephen Viscusi For Advice on His Next Career Move!

(4) Comments | Posted January 19, 2010 | 9:31 AM

By Stephen Viscusi

I sit and daydream about the number of celebrities who have been calling me lately for career advice. Ever since "Up in the Air" starring George Clooney as a corporate hatchet man has become Oscar talk, my imaginary phone has been ringing off the hook,...

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Obama's Neglect of the Jobs Issue Will Result in Huge 2010 Incumbent Turnover

(9) Comments | Posted January 8, 2010 | 10:02 AM

The media tells us...the economy is turning around? Try telling that to your family member, friend, neighbor, spouse or partner, who is now unemployed most for a year or most likely two years or more. What about your children graduating from college who can't find jobs at all?

It...

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Did Katie Couric Fire Walter Cronkite's Voice...Or did the Cronkite family, make his voice "quit" Katie's show?

(2) Comments | Posted January 7, 2010 | 3:29 PM

By Stephen Viscusi

Although I work on TV now myself, preparing for my own TV show "The Job's Whisperer" I started my career as a headhunter, then radio show host and author of two books. My latest book "Bulletproof Your Job" (HarperCollins) is now in 9 languages....

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If You Are Looking For A Job In 2010...You Will Need To Steal It! Here is how!

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2010 | 10:23 AM

By Stephen Viscusi.


Let me start this column by clarifying that HarperCollins, put on the cover of my last book, "Bulletproof Your Job"--- "America's Workplace Guru". My editors at HarperCollins took the quote from Charlie Gibson, who chose the words himself while introducing me, as a...

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How To Find a Job in 2010

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2010 | 4:14 PM

Let me start this column by clarifying that HarperCollins, put on the cover of my last book, "Bulletproof Your Job"--- "America's Workplace Guru". My editors at HarperCollins took the quote from Charlie Gibson, who chose the words himself while introducing me, as a workplace expert on ABC's-Disney's /"Good Morning America"....

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"Times/CBS News Poll" Confirms Viscusi's Prediction From Huffington Post

(3) Comments | Posted December 15, 2009 | 3:49 PM

By
Stephen Viscusi

Today's just released "NY Times /CBS" poll confirms what I have been
preaching in this very column for months! American individuals and
families are depressed and in havoc, over unemployment in the largest percentage since The Great Depression.

I further predict,...

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If Adam Lambert were a Lesbian...would he already have his own TV show?

(27) Comments | Posted December 11, 2009 | 1:17 PM

By Stephen Viscusi

Rosie O'Donnell, Suze Orman, Ellen DeGeneres, Wanda Sykes, Rachel Maddow, Portia De Rossi, now Meredith Baxter Birney? Is this reverse discrimination? What do you do if you're a gay male, and want to work on the air.... on TV? There are gay men on TV, but in...

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Stephen Viscusi's Interview Tips on How to Be "Perceived" as 10 Years Younger than You Really Are on an Interview.

(4) Comments | Posted November 30, 2009 | 12:52 PM

By Stephen Viscusi

Viscusi reveals why your "Interview Age" is crucial to finding a job...or keeping one.
How old an impression do you make when you're interviewing? Not "just" the way you look. Of course, we all know that your boss can look up your age in your personnel...

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Happy Thanksgiving! This Year It Is No Longer Humiliating To Be Explaining Your Unemployment Around the Thanksgiving Table!

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2009 | 1:04 PM


Losing your job is dreadful, no matter what the reason. In this journalist's mind, it is still better than health issues, divorce, or death -- but that's it.

Sarah Palin's new book, "Going Rogue" (HarperCollins) just like my book "Bulletproof Your Job" (HarperCollins) and her interview on "Oprah"...

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Have You Been Unemployed For Over a Year...? Maybe Even Over Two Years..

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2009 | 12:01 PM

By Stephen Viscusi

Every day I hear from hundreds of people top men and woman in their field, who have, in their words "not had a bite...a nibble" they tell me, to their resume, or if they are lucky enough to get an interview, they tell...

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Have You Been Unemployed Or Underemployed for a Over One YEAR --Maybe Two YEARS?

(5) Comments | Posted November 12, 2009 | 1:14 PM

By Stephen Viscusi

Every day I hear from hundreds of people top men and woman in their field, who have, in their words "not had a bite...a nibble" they tell me, to their resume, or if they are lucky enough to get an interview, they tell...

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Unemployment Numbers Worsen; Next Year's Numbers Will Be Even Worse

(6) Comments | Posted November 7, 2009 | 2:26 PM

Economists tell us that the recession may soon be ending. "Recession" is an economic term. The "NY Times" tells us "if statistics went back as far,(unemployment) the measure would almost certainly be at the highest level since the Great Depression....In all, one out of every six workers--17.5 percent were unemployed,...

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