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Employers Can’t Ask About Salary History Any More. So, What Now?

Pay equity continues to be a hot topic: shareholder activist groups, politicians, and Hollywood stars are talking about it. For a number of companies, it’s deeply embedded in their external brand. Equal pay has been under the regulatory spotlight for a while now, and more states (and some cities) are upping the game with new…


When to Consider a Lateral Career Move

Moving up the corporate ladder, go, go and away we go! While it’s great to be ambitious and set goals, sometimes those goals can and should include pivoting sideways rather than upward. Instead of thinking of a lateral move as a step back or a stagnant move, in many ways it can position you for…


How to Handle Stress During a Job Interview

Have you ever felt incredibly stressed during a job interview? If so, you’re not alone. Most people say that interviewing for a job is an overwhelmingly stressful experience. Fortunately, you can come to terms with job interview stress by understanding that a certain amount of stress can actually help you ace the interview; that practicing for your…


What to Do After an Interview to Land the Job

I get excited every time I find out that a friend just left an interview feeling good about their chances of landing the gig. Because of my recruiting background, one of the first questions I get asked is, “What do I do next?” And the more I’ve been asked about it, the more I realize…


Treat Your Age as the Advantage It Is When Job Searching

Many candidates carry outdated assumptions into their job search. One of these is the fear that age discrimination is so ubiquitous as to be paralyzing. “No one will want to hire someone old like me,” is a common excuse for inaction and defeatist procrastination. In fact, organizations throughout the economy are increasingly turning to older…


Small Talk Is an Overrated Way to Build Relationships with Your Employees

The relationships that you form with each of your direct reports are central to your ability to fulfill your three core responsibilities as a manager: Create a culture of feedback, build a cohesive team, and achieve results collaboratively. But these relationships do not follow the rules of other relationships in our lives; they require a…

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