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5 Strategies to Minimize the Negative Impact of Employee Separations

  5 Strategies to Minimize the Negative Impact of Employee Separations   By Laura Poisson There are few things leaders must do that are more difficult than terminating someone’s employment. The key to minimizing the negative impact on the affected employee and protecting morale in the workplace is to ensure separated…


Boston-Area Professionals are Getting Back to Work Faster This Year Than Last Year

Local professionals are finding jobs more quickly this year than last year. During the last six months (February – July), individuals in a career transition in the Greater Boston area who worked with ClearRock found new jobs in 12.6 weeks. This is an improvement of 2.6 weeks from the individuals working…


How to Answer The Most Terrifying Interview Question

By Susan Peppercorn, Senior Consultant ClearRock, Inc. There are a number of interview questions that strike terror in the heart of a job seeker. The one that evokes the most dread is “what is your greatest weakness?” For those of you in career transition, take heart. This question is not…


Don’t Apologize For Your Diverse Career Experience!

By Susan Peppercorn, Senior Consultant ClearRock, Inc.   Landing a new job or making a career change is harder if your career has zigged and zagged and taken some unexpected turns. Having a nonlinear path isn’t a showstopper, but it does mean that you have to take control of your…


Behavioral-based Interviews… Your Opportunity to Shine

Behavioral-based interviews can be a dream or a nightmare depending on how prepared a candidate is to answer these often intimidating questions.  ClearRock offers tips on making these specifically-designed interviews work successfully for both parties.   What are behavioral-based interviews? Behavioral-based interviews are a structured set of open-ended questions based on…


Laura Poisson – Career Advice Video

Laura Poisson of ClearRock, interviewed by Stephen Burke, HR Consultant, discuss Career and Job Search Advice.


Career Transition Seminars – 2017 Schedule

Schedule of ClearRock’s 2017 Two-Day Career Transition Seminars


Is Your Mindset Stalling Your Career?

By: Susan Peppercorn    Senior Consultant, ClearRock / Career Coach /  Resume and LinkedIn Consultant /  Career Blogger for the Huffington Post   Just because some people can do something with little or no training, it doesn’t mean that others can’t do it (and sometimes do it even better) with…


Social Media Profile Becoming as Important as Your Resume

Your online social media profile may be as important as your resume if you are looking for a new job or to change careers.  Employers are more frequently using social media networks to find candidates for employment, rather than going through resumes or searching job websites.  People who have neglected…


The Simplest Type of Career Change to Make

Since all sectors of the economy do not perform the same – with some industries faring better than others – job-seekers need to learn how to transfer their skills and expertise to those that are hiring. It is the simplest type of career change to make.  The employment picture can…


Strategies for Getting Hired by Small Businesses

Whatever one’s hiring perspective, two things are clear:  – Small businesses should be part of every job-seeker’s employment search. Companies with fewer than 50 workers comprise 97% of all businesses, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  – A different job-search strategy must be used in seeking employment with small businesses….


8 Guidelines for Succeeding in new Job

Most people – especially those who have been unemployed for a while – devote almost all of their time and resources to getting a job, but are not nearly as prepared to succeed once they get it.  Many new hires do not have a clear understanding of the most important…