Entries by CAPTIS

You Need a Resume and a Career Record

By Peter Weddle — Most of us spend the majority of our waking day at work, and the only record we have of that time and effort is a resume. We invest inordinate amounts of energy and emotion in our employment and memorialize that commitment in a document that is often out-of-date and incomplete. We […]

Public Information, Public Examination

By Peter Weddle — It was hard to miss Lindsay Lohans very public and sad self-destruction last week. More excessive drinking and bizarre behavior, all captured on the evening news for any and everyone to see. What does that have to do with looking for a job? Early reports are that Lindsays actions are likely […]

Why You Need to Be a Career Activist

By Peter Weddle — Heres a sobering truth for all of you out there who are happily employed: if youre not looking for your next job, youre probably looking at a period of forced unemployment. What do I mean? Consider this: the average tenure of a CEO is now less than four years. Why should […]

Be a Good Consumer

By Peter Weddle — One of the most important aspects of a successful job search is good consumer behavior. You have to shop smart for an employer. Now, I know thats easier said than done, but its worth the effort. Why? Because research shows that the number one reason a person doesnt work out when […]

Backing Out of Work; Renege on a Job Commitment at Your Own Risk

It likely won’t result in legal penalties, but could leave a stain on your career and future opportunities. In the sports world, it makes headlines when someone like basketball coach Billy Donovan walks away from a signed contract. But when it happens in the business world, the silence can be deafening. If a potential hire […]

To Relocate or Not to Relocate?

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — So your employer has asked you to move to another job in another city. Resist saying yes immediately. Instead, find out precisely what’s being offered to you. It’s easy to underestimate the adjustment that a move will require. Here are four questions to ask before agreeing to relocate: Will you face […]

NetWORKing for Success Online

By Peter Weddle — We recently took a look at the responses to date in our ongoing poll of job seekers on the Internet. For those of you who may not know, we at WEDDLEs have been conducting this survey since 1996, asking both active and passive job seekers what they do in an online […]

We Are All Star Stuff

By Peter Weddle — We live in an era that sets limits. The conventional wisdom is that we are constrained by our background and upbringing, our access to opportunities, our exposure to biases, our bosses and employers. Our reality, in essence, is defined by our boundaries. Recent research into the origins of the universe, however, […]