Meet Stu Coleman
- Asking for a Raise – Make Sure the Numbers Make Sense, September 3, 2013
- Contract to Permanent: Taking the Plunge, March 14, 2013
- Job Search Strategies for Older Workers – Four Tips for Success, May 3, 2012
- Start Your Job Search As Soon As You’re Unemployed, January 23, 2011
- 10 Job Search Tips to Overcome Extended Unemployment, January 12, 2011
- Why Contract Employment Works For You Right Now, January 5, 2011
- Overqualified? Hiring Managers Offer These 5 Tips for You, CareerBliss, February 20, 2014
- Live chat: Stu Coleman, Boston.com, February 11, 2014
- 4 Job Interview Errors and How to Correct Them, Monster.com, February 4, 2014
- Turn Overqualified Into Perfectly Qualified, Job Scholar, October 21, 2013
- Why Precise and Odd Numbers Work Best in Salary Negotiations, Main Street, September 4, 2013
- How temp jobs can advance career, Chicago Tribune, June 3, 2013
A Little About Me
The one piece of advice I always give to employers or job seekers is:
For employers: communicate, if not with the temp then the agency. Everyone wants to do well and will certainly change if they hear that the work isn't on target. For job seekers; ask how the interview went and if the interviewer has any concerns. Like it or not you want to know what they are thinking.
The biggest mistake I see employers or job seekers make is:
Employers like to wait for the perfect candidate, forgetting that they may have been less than perfect themselves when they applied. If you like someone, take a chance on them. That faith placed in the new hire will be repaid in work and devotion. Job seekers need to remember that everything is important. Every application, cover letter, follow up, thank you and email. One mistake or one short cut can be the tipping point between you and another candidate.
The favorite part of my job is:
My personal interests are:
Cooking, travel, family.