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Article from the Wall Street Journal's Career JournalArlene is a published author, with best selling career books published by the Wall Street Journal and leading publishers. She is also a regular contributor to CareerJournal, a Wall Street Journal internet publication, and other publications.  Ms. Hirsch appears regularly in the media, providing interviews and presenting job search and career growth planning to a wide audience. Read more about Arlene Hirsch.

A career counselor’s view of emerging adulthood

Contemporary emerging adults (ages 18 to 29) are unlikely to have a rock-solid answer when asked: What do you want to be when you grow up? What are you going to do when you graduate? Unlike parents who tended to make early pledges to careers, the delayed commitments of today’s twentysomethings worry parents. Parents often interpret their adult children’s lack of career certainty as floundering.  Read the full article from the Yellowbrick Journal of Emerging Adulthood.

What you shouldn’t say in a job interview

Candidates can disqualify themselves by revealing too much.  Know what not to say and how to turn weaknesses into strengths. Read more…

Six rules for achieving a solid, lasting career

Arlene Hirsch charts six constants to keep your career on steady course in a fast paced, technology-invasive world.  Read more…

Ace behavioral interviews by telling powerful stories

Arlene Hirsch outlines a strategy for preparing for behavioral interview questions using research, a problem-action-result formula and strong delivery. Use these techniques to ace your tough interviews. Read more…

How to answer questions about your weaknesses

Arlene examines seven, tested strategies for presenting your weaknesses during an interview.  She explores these opportunities to show your real strengths and maturity to potential employers. Read more…

 

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