Matt Krumrie

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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

Ask Matt: Attention College Graduates: The Job Search is Not About You

About to graduate from a college, university, technical or trade school? Tips keep in mind as you embark on your first professional job search.

Updated: April 18, 2011, - 11:03 AM

Ask Matt: Out of work? Focus on the Future, Not the Past

If you've been out of work for an extended period of time, it can be hard to not talk about how that's affecting you. Two Twin Cities career gurus talk about the best way to present yourself - and look past the layoff.

Updated: April 11, 2011, - 12:38 PM

Ask Matt: Overcoming Ageism in the Workplace

Many experienced professionals feel their age is hurting them in their job search. Tips on how to overcome those stereotypes.

Updated: April 05, 2011, - 09:51 AM

Ask Matt: Preparing for a Phone Interview

Many companies are using phone interviews to narrow down the candidate pool and see who they want to bring in for face-to-face interviews.

Updated: March 01, 2011, - 02:22 PM

Ask Matt: Should I List Permanent Injuries when Applying for a Job?

A permanent injury and gaps in employment can wreak havoc on a job search, but there is still hope - and ways to show employers you are the right person for the job.

Updated: February 14, 2011, - 03:56 PM

Ask Matt: Does a Counteroffer Really Get One Any Leverage?

Can today's worker use a counteroffer to get more money and if so, how does one go about it? Will a company just tell them "see you later and good luck" if one asks for more money to counter leaving for another job? Or can one legitimately get a raise this way?

Updated: February 07, 2011, - 11:17 AM

Ask Matt: Sealing the Job during a Walk Around

If you are being shown around a business by an employer during an interview, it is a good sign, but it is not a sure sign you are the person they want to hire. Tips to change that.

Updated: January 31, 2011, - 02:15 PM

Ask Matt: No Longer the Boss? How Business Owners can get Back to Work

After years of owning my own business, I am looking at going back to work as an employee of a company. I have the skills and experience companies need, but it seems employers are using my business ownership experience against me. How can former business owners overcome stereotypes such as these?

Updated: January 24, 2011, - 10:09 AM

Ask Matt: Interview Insight - Succeeding in a Panel Interview

The panel approach involves multiple people interviewing one candidate at the same time. Why do companies conduct interviews in this manner and what do you need to do to succeed?

Updated: January 17, 2011, - 09:56 AM

Ask Matt: Why are Credit Reports used in Employment Background Checks?

Why should this matter be considered? What should I do to make sure this is in tip-top shape before applying for a job and how can I know they check my credit score and it's a factor in the decision-making process?

Updated: January 10, 2011, - 12:04 PM

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