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Career Column: Beware 'Executive Marketing' Firms


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Dave Opton

| CIO Insights Article Published January 17, 2003
A high-level job seeker wants to know if she should pay $3,500 to an 'executive marketing' firm that promises to make introductions and pass along unadvertised job listings. Careers expert Dave Opton offers his advice.

Career Column: Improving Your Job Search Strategies


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Dave Opton

| CIO Insights Article Published December 30, 2002
An IT executive laid off in February is becoming frustrated and discouraged by his lengthy job search. Careers expert Dave Opton offers some advice.

Career Column: How Hard To Push For Referrals?


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Dave Opton

| CIO Insights Article Published December 6, 2002
A former dot-com CIO is getting good referral leads from his personal network, but can't get his calls returned. Careers expert Dave Opton offers his advice.

Career Column: Switching Industries


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Dave Opton

| CIO Insights Article Published November 25, 2002
An IT executive is worried that his declining industry offers few career growth opportunities. Careers expert Dave Opton provides advice on switching industries in mid-career.

Career Column: Making Networking Calls Count


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Dave Opton

| CIO Insights Article Published November 15, 2002
An IT executive says his first big networking call went poorly, and he's not sure why. Careers expert Dave Opton offers his advice.

Career Column: Aggressiveness While Interviewing


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Dave Opton

| CIO Insights Article Published November 4, 2002
An IT executive with a great track record is being told that he's not aggressive or energetic enough in job interviews. Can he fake it? Should he even try? Careers expert Dave Opton offers his advice.

Career Column: Reference Checking By Recruiters


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Dave Opton

| CIO Insights Article Published October 25, 2002
An IT executive interested in a promising job opportunity is taken aback when the recruiter he's working with asks him early on for references. Careers expert Dave Opton offers his advice.

Career Column: The Recruiter's Role in Negotiations


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Dave Opton

| CIO Insights Article Published October 9, 2002
A finalist for a CIO position that was introduced by a recruiter wonders what role the recruiter will play should he be offered the job. Careers expert Dave Opton offers his advice.

Career Column: Tips On Videoconference Interviewing


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Dave Opton

| CIO Insights Article Published October 2, 2002
An executive searching for a job wants to know how to best handle a video interview. Careers expert Dave Opton offers his advice.

Career Column: Having Your Contacts Distribute Your Resume


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Dave Opton

| CIO Insights Article Published September 23, 2002
An IT executive searching for a job had a well-networked friend distribute his resume to other professionals. He's heard nothing since and wonders how to follow up. Careers expert Dave Opton offers his advice.

Career Column: Lack Of A College Degree


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Dave Opton

| CIO Insights Article Published August 30, 2002
An IT executive whose company's future is in jeopardy wants to explore other opportunities, but fears his lack of a college degree will hurt him. Careers expert Dave Opton offers his advice.