Category Archives: Special Circumstances

Older but Wiser Job Seekers

America’s workforce is aging. According to the U.S. Department of Labor statistics, by 2019, more than 40% of Americans aged 55 and older will be employed, comprising over a quarter of the U.S. labor force. Several demographic and cultural changes contributed to this situation. First is the sheer number of "Baby Boomers" in the workforce,…
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Surviving a Career Setback

“You’re fired!” No one wants to hear those words, or anything to their effect, whether prompted by economic realities or performance issues. Being fired or laid-off is a career setback, but need not be a career-ender. Although prospective employers generally favor candidates who currently are employed, being terminated has been losing its stigma as excellent…
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An Embarrassment of Riches

Figuring out how to successfully juggle multiple offers is one of the best problems a job seeker can face. In an ideal situation, all offers will be on the table at the same time, and only after interviews with all prospective employers are completed, so you can make an informed choice between them. In the…
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