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Where Do I Owe State Taxes?

Where Do I Owe State Taxes?

Posted on17. Oct, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, It’s Janice again. Thanks for answering my last question regarding what I should know as a new consultant. I’m writing to follow up and ask, what about taxes? I’ve heard a lot of different things about how taxes work as a traveling consultant. Can you clarify? Thanks, Janice (again) Hi Again Janice, I’m […]

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I’m New, What Should I Know

I’m New, What Should I Know

Posted on15. Sep, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, I’m a new consultant out on my first contract. What are your top three tips for new consultants? Thank you, Janice Dear Janice, Congratulations on making the big leap into consulting. I hope you are enjoying it so far, though without doubt, there are challenges that accompany the freedom. Welcome to life, right? […]

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Top Three LinkedIn Tips

Top Three LinkedIn Tips

Posted on25. Aug, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, There’s so much out there about LinkedIn. What are your top three tips to maximize LinkedIn as a job seeker? Thanks! LinkedIn Novice   Dear LinkedIn Novice, Your question is excellent and I agree there is an overwhelming amount of information related to LinkedIn out there. In fact, I myself have written about […]

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What Does “When, Not If” Really Mean?

What Does “When, Not If” Really Mean?

Posted on02. Jul, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, I’ve been in talks with one of my former employers about returning to their organization in an executive leadership capacity. These discussions progressed well last year, but have slowed tremendously in 2014. At this juncture the owner of the company has said we’d follow up in “summer” and “it’s not a matter of […]

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Multiple Applications, Same Health IT Company?

Multiple Applications, Same Health IT Company?

Posted on16. Jun, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, Sometimes I see several positions posted by the same company that interest me. Should I apply to each of them, or just to one and hope I get a chance to discuss the others? I don’t want to appear desperate but don’t want to miss out, either. Thanks! Cory Dear Cory, If you […]

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When Do I Send My References?

When Do I Send My References?

Posted on09. Jun, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, What’s the best way to handle references? Should I put “References Upon [sic] Request” on my resume and wait for a request, or should I just include them with my application? I have some great references that I think will help land me an interview, but I don’t want to appear too forward. […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Resume & a C.V.?

What’s the Difference Between a Resume & a C.V.?

Posted on02. Jun, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, What’s the difference between a resume and a C.V.? Just Curious Dear Just Curious, Wow, great question, and I have no idea. But don’t worry, I wouldn’t leave you hanging there, though at first glance I had that sinking, “oh my gosh I don’t know” belly feeling. Our friends over at the Merriam […]

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I’ve Set Up A LinkedIn Profile, So Do I Still Need a Resume?

I’ve Set Up A LinkedIn Profile, So Do I Still Need a Resume?

Posted on25. Apr, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, Do recruiters still expect a written resume, or is a link to my LinkedIn profile enough? It’s basically the same information and it seems redundant to create a resume. Thanks, Tim G. Dear Tim G., Yes, a written resume is an absolute must and is still expected by recruiters. I actually have a […]

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My Best Career Advice

My Best Career Advice

Posted on07. Apr, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, You give a lot of career advice. What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received? Just Curious   Dear Just Curious, Wow, that’s a good one especially because I’m stunned at how difficult I’m finding this question especially when I dole out career advice all day long. Even today a candidate was telling […]

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What Do Employers Do Before the Interview?

What Do Employers Do Before the Interview?

Posted on17. Mar, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, For the first time in 15 years, I’m getting ready to start a new job search, and I’ve heard horror stories about what a jungle it is out there!  Things have changed quite a bit since my last time out, and I want to be as prepared as I possibly can be.  Could […]

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