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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 Chris Posti can be reached via e-mail or at 724-344-1668

To find best career path, start with a book, look to past

By Chris Posti
The number of snowflakes covering my front lawn on a wintry day is roughly equivalent to the number of people who have, over the past 25 years, asked me for help in choosing their career path. My heart goes out ...

How to formulate your ‘value proposition’

By Chris Posti
Whether you are interviewing for a job, vying for a promotion or just trying to get recognized for contributing in your job, have you ever been asked, “What is your value proposition?” Huh? What’s a value proposition, you say? It’s ...

Polish away weaknesses at work in new year

By Tribune-Review
You may not be the kind of person who makes New Year’s resolutions, but the start of a year gives most of us incentive to improve or change in one way or another. If you are eager to become more ...

Social media use says what resume can’t to recruiters

By Tribune-Review
Imagine this: you have not applied for a single job, yet someone is ready to hire you, sight unseen. How can this be? Actually, this scenario is entirely possible nowadays, and the reason is social media. Employers and recruiters ...

Posti: Identifying, managing ‘blind spots’ key to career, life success

By Chris Posti
I’d like to tell you something your boss has been trying to tell you, but either your boss is not communicating it well, or you’re choosing not to hear it. This is the message: You’ve got a blind spot. How can ...

Job hunt changes with tech

By Chris Posti
If you want a job, get more tech-savvy. That’s the overarching message of a 2014 survey by Career Thought Leaders Consortium (, a think tank for the “now, the new, and the next in careers.” Use of LinkedIn, for ...

Chris Posti: Get most from career coach

By Chris Posti
If you authorize coaching in your organization, would you like to know what you can do to increase the success of that coaching? I’m sure you do, because coaching is a substantial investment of time and money. Here are ways ...

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 ...

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 ...

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