Salaries Top Out @ Age 40

Salaries Top Out @ Age 40

Whatever you earn at age 40 is likely to be the top of your earning potential. This is one of a gazillion things I’ve learned from talking with Al Lee, the director of quantitative analysis at PayScale. Al’s data, which is based on the careers of college graduates, is basically that the salary curve for most
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Guys Make Mo’ Money Than Girls, Is This Why?

The reason women generally get paid less than men in the workforce may have (a little) less to do with discrimination and (a little) more to do with the fields we choose to pursue. Think about it. It’s pretty common knowledge that writers don’t get paid very much. The median salary of someone who majored
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Your Photo on Linkedin – Breaking a Cardinal Rule

Your Photo on LinkedIn – Breaking a Cardinal Job Search Rule? Do you have a LinkedIn profile? I certainly hope so since this is the first place recruiters go to find their ideal candidates. Do you have your photo on that LinkedIn profile? Again, I hope so – as today it is expected that you
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It’s Not Your Age, It’s Your Old Thinking

“It’s my age, that’s what it is”, Joan lamented. “I need to come to terms with the fact that I’m just of ‘that age’. No-one wants a person of my age in the workplace!” Joan is wrong. Sure, if she wants to be an actress in a teen comedy, yes that’s probably true. If she
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How to find a job – Stop Competing and Start Excelling

Everyone wants to know the job search rules. * How long should my resume be? * What should my cover letter say? * When is the right time to follow up? * How do I introduce myself in a networking setting? * Do I list “job seeker” in my LinkedIn heading? * Should I use
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Hire for Attitude, Train for Skill

In a recent issue of The New Yorker, Atul Gawande, the gifted writer and accomplished doctor, published yet another of his must-read accounts of the health-care crisis and the innovators trying to change things for the better. One of the organizations he highlighted was a physician practice in Atlantic City, N.J., that has “reinvented the
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The Best Cover Letter I Ever Received

There are really only a few times to use a cover letter: Might I suggest to not bother?…but if you insist: When you know the name of the person hiring When you know something about the job requirement When you’ve been personally referred (which might include 1 and 2) Under those conditions, you can help
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The Only 2 Things Hiring Authorities Care About

I’ve said this a hundred times before, the interview is actually not about you.  Once that concepts sinks in, then you are very close to better mastering the interview process.  This is a huge secret that most people may realize but it doesn’t effect their interview style at all. Its just like buying a tread
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Video Interviewing: Only The Good Looking Need Apply

There’s a new trend in recruiting. Video interviewing. The process is meant to save time and money. Candidates are asked a series of standardized questions. The answers are recorded. The video is stored in a way that meets federal guidelines. Managers and teams can refer back to the videos to actually hear — in a
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Video Interview – Why?

With the way the entire interviewing and recruiting life cycle is changing, I am witnessing more and more situations when employers are performing video interviews.  Either live and streaming video conferences (Via Kinkos, Skype or some other video streaming source) or asking the qualified candidates to submit a video as their initial screening. So why
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