Posts By Laura Machan

Mount Kilimanjaro: Kibo Peak

Look for a Job over that Hill: A Recruiter’s Perspective.

Last week, I had coffee with a former colleague who is about to head into a transition. She has been with her company for a long time and after some ugly corporate changes, they have ...

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A Career Portfolio: Not just for Creatives

It is pretty common for creative types to bring a portfolio of work samples to an interview. Little known fact: it can be very useful for many other positions too.

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Keep Your Enemies Close and Your References Closer

If someone offered you a job tomorrow and asked for a couple of references, would you be ready?

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Giving Notice – The Right Way

You are beside yourself with glee. You have just accepted a fantastic new job. It checks all the boxes: people, scope, location and money. Yippee!

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Need to Refresh? Take a Course

It’s spring and even though things seem almost out-of-control busy, I am going to sign up for a course. I have not decided what the topic will be but I am going to do it.

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You want to be a what?

Spring is just around the corner and whether you are about to graduate or just itchy for change, there are many new and emerging roles and even, industries to explore.

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See a Great Job? Don’t Apply.

Picture this: it’s Sunday morning and you are sipping coffee while sifting through the job postings on LinkedIn. One of them catches your eye. You read it again. It looks like it could be just ...

Birthday Candles

LinkedIn has a new look – this is not about that

Sending out positive messages can have a positive effect on how others view you.

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Cover Letters – Eagle or Albatross?

People offer to send me cover letters all the time. I tell them not to bother. My job is to provide notes to my client about each candidate so in effect, I am writing the ...

Barack Obama

It’s Just as Hard at the Top

Barack Obama is on a job search. What does one do after one has been the leader of the free world?

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