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Job Search Discrimination Against the Unemployed


job search discrimination against unemployedI had a year-long Triber ask me what I thought of an article about discrimination towards the unemployed.

He is a skilled, experienced tech person who has been unemployed for a year and curious as to what I thought about President Obama’s efforts to make the unemployed a protected class (which was successful in some capacity in some states in the US).

My answer?

I don’t pay attention to it and I think focusing on proving it or disproving it is a waste of time.

It won’t land a job seeker a job.

Look… Let’s say discrimination against the unemployed (not interviewing someone because they are currently not working because the employer assumes they have dated skills, are lazy or are unemployable in some way with out evaluating each person) is 100% real.

Let’s assume that we prove beyond a reasonable doubt that it exists and is the sole reason why this Triber is not employed right now.

What does that do? How does that help?Continue Reading…

Lame-O Excuse Makers Need Not Apply


excuse makers need not applyI’m pretty easy going.

I’m accepting of all kinds of people and walks of life.

I’m a “live and let live” kinda girl…

But nothing pisses me off more than a lame-o excuse maker playing a blame game.

I do my best to filter these people out and not let them hire us or buy my stuff.

Or even get my free materials.

Even the free stuff is deserving of worthy, hardworking, appreciative people who are going to put it to use.


I filter these people out since lame-o excuse makers don’t take action and blame everyone else for their lot in life.

And I don’t want to be next.Continue Reading…

16 Super Easy Actions to Take After a Networking Event


networking eventLet me ask you: Have you ever attended a networking event, met a new contact, enjoyed a really interesting conversation, exchanged business cards or contact information, and then … never followed through with reaching out the them after-the-fact, despite your best intentions? Is that you? Whether you are seeking a new job opportunity, career advancement, or growing a business, intentional and effective networking follow-up with help you succeed.

According to a study done by CareerXRoads, more than 27% of external hires in America are from referrals. In fact, it’s the top external source of hires today.

According to the New York Times, 65% of new business comes from referrals. A Nielsen Study cited clients are four times more likely to buy when being referred from someone they know and trust.

So we know why we network, but what do you do to follow up after a networking event? After all, it’s what you do AFTER the event that matters, as that is where the real work begins!  Here are some suggestions to help you achieve your goal:Continue Reading…

6 Signs You Are Suffering From Job Search Paralysis


job search paralysisWhether it has been 10 years or 10 months since you have looked for a new executive position, you are finding it to be a much different and much harder experience than the last time you looked for a new job. You’ve done everything in your power to learn about social media and the online job hunt. Unfortunately, you’re still hearing crickets and you are getting nervous.

Use our guide below to determine whether or not you’re suffering from job search paralysis.Continue Reading…

4 Must-Have Executive Job Search Tools Job Seekers Should Always Have at Their Disposal

must-have executive job search tools that job seekers should always have at their disposalImagine being on the job hunt and always knowing what to say and when. Imagine what it would be like to show up to networking events and know exactly what you need to do.

Often times executive positions will slip through a candidate’s fingers because they weren’t prepared to answer a question on the spot or they forgot who they met at a networking event. With these tools you’ll be able to avoid these faux pas and better your chances of landing an executive position.Continue Reading…