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Kelly's Resume/Career Quick Tip of the Week
I WANT TO GO TO A COMPANY I CAN RETIRE FROM: It sounds great and I still often hear this as a candidate desire. After 20 years of headhunting, call me jaded or a realist, but that’s a tall order these days. Mergers, private equity involvement and all the business pressures on transportation make it a difficult to count on a small to medium company being stable and around for 10-20 years in today's world. I can think of more than one successful company that was chopped up or sold due to a divorce.  Large companies may blunt some risks, but you may be back to being a headcount number. I wouldn’t base my career search on finding a company you can spend 10-20 years. Careers have become transactional, I would focus on does this change enhance your career, make you more money or accelerate that step towards the top levels. That’s a much better plan than hoping you are going somewhere that will be your last company if you are more than a few years from retiring.  
Transportation and Logistics Industry News
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Careers, Hiring, Management and Employment News
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A performance-based interview is based on goal-related questions that the interviewer asks the applicant regarding personal or professional goals.

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If you were fired and don't want the common “Why did you leave your last job?” interview question to impact your candidacy, read this.

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