Matt Krumrie

Sales + Marketing columnist | Careers
Matt Krumrie answers readers' questions about job-hunting the first Sunday of each month. Matt has 10 years of experience reporting on the employment industry.

Recent content from Matt Krumrie

How can I sell myself as a virtual executive?

Dear Matt:Technology allows more and more executives to work from a remote location while still maintaining executive-level careers and fulfilling their duties. How can I prove to a potential employer that I can make an arrangement like this work? And how can I show them that I am the best talent for their team while working as a virtual executive?

Updated: October 31, 2011, - 02:05 PM

Why do I feel guilty about taking time off work?

Dear Matt: I feel guilty about taking time off of work. Even when I'm on vacation I'm thinking about my job and even checking my e-mails and voicemails. How can I really get away from work while on vacation?

Updated: October 24, 2011, - 10:23 AM

Does anyone really read my online resume?

Dear Matt: Do employers really look at applications submitted through their online system when they have job openings? I've applied for positions with companies online and they say they'll keep my resume; on file or in their database and will contact me if I meet their future needs. Does this ever happen?

Updated: October 17, 2011, - 09:41 AM

Career coaches can put you on the path to work

Dear Matt: I have been a stay-at-home mom for several years and appreciate all the advice on how to get back to work. I would like to get a list of career coaches, counselors or resume writers. Do you have one?

Updated: October 10, 2011, - 11:07 AM

Are my work colleagues friends -- or are they foe?

Dear Matt: A recent poll shows that over half would step in if a friend was under-performing at work and they could help. However, almost one in three would report their friend to the boss if their performance was detrimental to the team or if it helped them to get ahead. That being said, how can I trust my so-called work friends and people I have personal and professional relationships with in the workplace?

Updated: October 03, 2011, - 09:43 AM

Are those work-at-home job offers just scams?

Dear Matt: I'm tired of the corporate cubicle and the commuting. I'm looking at working from home, but aren't all those job offers just scams?

Updated: September 26, 2011, - 09:41 AM

I got the job -- then I got another interview!

Dear Matt: I've applied for a number of jobs recently and just accepted one that wasn't my first choice, but it was my only offer. After accepting it, I received a phone call to interview for a job I really wanted. The problem is, the interview is scheduled for the same day I am supposed to start my new job. What do I do? And if I do the interview and am offered this job with the second company, how do I handle this?

Updated: September 19, 2011, - 08:22 AM

Dealing with downsizing -- and a non-compete

Dear Matt: I've worked in various sales positions for over a decade and have been successful. However I am about to face a possible downsizing since my current company just lost a huge contract representing close to 90 percent of our current business.  I signed a non-compete and confidentiality agreement when I was hired and am now worried about my rights and my future. Do I have any rights if I'm let go in a downsizing? What should I do?

Updated: September 12, 2011, - 12:59 PM

Making the move from freelance to full time

Dear Matt: What tips do you have for freelancers like me who are looking for full-time work? What should I say about my salary history? And is it true that companies may not want to hire freelancers because they think we are too independent to work as part of a team?

Updated: September 07, 2011, - 09:13 AM

Why the 'one size fits all' résumé just won't work

Dear Matt: I've been reading about the importance of tailoring a résumé to a job description. What does that mean? How can I possibly change each résumé? Who has the time -- and why do I need to do this?

Updated: August 29, 2011, - 02:48 PM

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