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Chris Posti, president of Posti & Associates in Pittsburgh, is author of "The Shortest Distance between You and your New Job," available on Amazon.com. Chris Posti can be reached via e-mail or at 724-344-1668

Retirement in phases an option

By Chris Posti
I won’t say which one, but I just had a birthday roll around, and as a member of the baby boomer generation (born between 1946 and 1964), I am noticing that a lot of us are not following the traditional …

Recruiter can boost job search

By Chris Posti
If you are looking for a job, chances are you are looking for a recruiter to help you find that job. Staffing expert Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads in the New York City area says that candidates who are referred to …

Culture impacts job appeal

By Chris Posti
Few factors have as much impact on how you feel about your job as the culture in which you work. Despite its importance, job seekers rarely take into account the corporate culture when weighing a job offer, and those employed …

Looking for 1st job? Get your basics down

By Chris Posti
Rick was like thousands of other college seniors hoping to get hired for his first “real” job. He was an average student, from a middle-of-the-road college, with a typical major (in Rick’s case, information technology). He was not active in …

Are you a bad boss?

By Chris Posti
We hear so much about “bad bosses” — that they are the No. 1 reason why employees quit; that they are more common than ever because of lack of training and development; and that they struggle with managing people of …

Tips for a quick hire

By Chris Posti
Job seekers who’ve been out of work for more than six months have a harder time getting hired than those who are fresh on the job market. Here are tips to help you get hired fast, geared to how long …

Harness that ‘new’ feeling

By Chris Posti
The beginning of a new year is traditionally considered a good time to transition into a new job or begin a new business. If you’ve been nursing thoughts of starting your own business — a consulting firm, a franchise, a …

Inspire workers by disregarding conventions

By Chris Posti
If you manage people, you know it can be challenging to get some to do more than “just the basics” of their job. One of the tools you may use to encourage your employees to extend themselves is the annual …

Map out your best career path

By Chris Posti
As the saying goes, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” No matter where you are in your career, do you have a plan for where you want to go? Some people give little …

Don’t let ‘yinz’ hold you back

By Chris Posti
When Miss Shanahan, my third-grade teacher, corrected me for mispronouncing “just” — I was pronouncing it “jist” — she created in me a lifelong interest in language. At the time, I had no idea what a Pittsburgh accent was; all …

Control job stress

By Chris Posti
There’s something I’ve noticed lately that concerns me. It’s the exceptional level of stress people are experiencing at work. I’m not talking about the usual overload. I’m saying that today’s stress levels are reaching beyond people’s ability to cope. The …

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