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The good, the bad and the ugly of surviving on the job

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8 Worst Practices for Conducting Job Interviews

8 Worst Practices for Conducting Job Interviews

If you’ve been following me on my blog, I’ve been doing posts about the bad conduct of job interviewers and the politics involved with hiring managers who taunt you with a job and then pull the rug out from under you. These are my personal chronicles– the worst practices for conducting job interviews and I’m [... read more]

Low-balling the Salary

Low-balling the Salary

6. Low-balling the salary Back when I’d just gotten out of grad school, I saw an ad calling for a legal writer. At the time I was working as a legal proofreader at a corporate law firm and I was desperate to get out of it. The advertised salary seemed reasonable— $45,000 which was enough [... read more]

The Job Title Switch-a-roo

The Job Title Switch-a-roo

7. The job title switch-a-roo Some years ago, I was called in to interview for the position of web writer with the publications department at Columbia University. It sounded like a great job because it allowed me to write and edit content for print and online environments. Since I am an alumnus of the school, [... read more]

Rejecting and Still Leading on the Job Applicant

Rejecting and Still Leading on the Job Applicant

  8. Rejecting and Still Leading on the Job Applicant I interviewed for an editor’s job with a consumer-facing publication that specializes in technology products— a second rate version of PC Magazine if you will.  As usual, I researched and rehearsed.  I knew that my writing and editing, combined with my social media brand allowed [... read more]