What is your Hirability Quotient (HiQ)?

Everyone on both sides of the hiring equation today is super-connected and hyper-resourced. So, as Thomas Friedman points out in the NY Times, “every boss now has cheaper, easier, faster access to more above average software, automation, robotics, cheap labor and cheap genius than ever before.” In order to stand out as a dream hire […]

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Career Q+A: Interviewers, age differentials

As seen in Cynopsis Classified Advantage ~ASK THE EXPERTS~ Questions from our Readers Answered by Michael Pollock Q: Typically, how long into the interview does the interviewer decided my fate? Is it within the first few moments and the rest of the interview is just for show? A: Interviewers are just people – so the […]

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On Showing up, Confidence and Success

I was in touch recently with Heidi Dangelmaier, a thought leader in marketing to young women. She posits that in the technology field (and aren’t all media and communications in the technology field today?), “whoever sounds confident scores, the classic power tiers don’t matter – the formal protocols of who owns the idea don’t matter. […]

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Career Q+A: Job changes, Resume updates

CYNOPSIS CLASSIFIED ADVANTAGE ~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~ Questions from our Readers Answered by Michael Pollock Q: How many jobs changes can one have before a red flag goes up? A: No given number if otherwise your story makes sense. But too many changes could make the reader’s head spin as she tries to figure […]

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Career Q+A: On including objectives and professional advancement in your resume

As seen in Cynopsis Classified Advantage ~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~ Questions from our Readers Answered by Michael Pollock   Including professional advancement on your resume Q: Is it really important to put professional advancement or interests on your resume?     If so, should it be detailed or brief so you can talk to it in […]

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