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Year in review: Top anecdotes of 2013 to shorten a job search

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At the end of 2013 the federal subsidy that extended unemployment ended. This means it is more important than ever to find your new job quickly. Fortunately there were many great ideas during the year that can make that search take less time. Here are a few.

Giving answers intended to please can kill your job interview prospects

The young woman was proud of her abilities as a newly certified mechanic when she confidently walked into the repair shop to apply for an opening. The shop’s manager asked just a few questions. “Can you...Continue

Before embellishing on a resume, consider this story

Several doctors were enjoying a day at a beautiful lake in the thumb area of Michigan. They were enjoying the day's bright sunshine and quietness of the setting. Soon there were outcries, "Is there a...Continue

Clarify the reason for missing a job interview beforehand, not later

Frank approached his college professor two days before his final exam. “I'm sorry I have a funeral Friday. Is it possible for me to make up the exam next week?” The professor compassionately told...Continue

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