How To Start Consulting On The Side

Years ago there was a wide gulf between people who worked for a salary or wages, and people who worked for themselves. Most people were employees on a payroll, and a very small number of other people were independent consultants. Then everything started changing....

When Is It Too Late To Change Careers?

Dear Liz, When is it too late to change careers? I worked as a project coordinator and project lead for a consulting firm for almost twenty years. I took a break from the paid workforce to help my parents during their decline. Mom passed away last year and Dad is in...

Can I Ask To Speak With A Current Employee In The Job?

  Q. When I am interviewing with a company, can I ask to talk with one of the people who is in the job now? A. Absolutely. It’s a very reasonable request. Some organization set up in formal meetings, sometimes over lunch, for candidates who are being considered...

How Many Job Interviews Are Too Many?

  Q. How many interviews are too many? A. It’s completely up to you. It also depends very much on the job. Some jobs are typically filled after one interview per candidate. Everybody interviews and the managers make a decision. That’s it. Some jobs routinely...

How Long Should I Wait to Hear Back After an Interview?

  Q. How long should I wait after an interview before I decide I’m probably not going to get the job? I don’t want to put my job search on hold but it is tempting after you have a good interview. A. Don’t wait at all. If they get back to you that’s wonderful....