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

Telecommuting Tips for Employees and Employers

With the advances of technology, more and more workers and employers are open to the idea of employees working from home. Here are some advantages — and disadvantages — of both as well as some tips on how to make it work.

Updated: May 09, 2011, - 08:38 AM

Understanding your 401(k) plan

Most employers offer a 401(k) plan but many employees don't always understand or take full advantage of these plans. A few simple steps can make a big difference.

Updated: May 02, 2011, - 10:03 AM

Ask Matt: Moving From One Career to Another

We've all heard about the person who moved into a career completely different than their background and education. It's not easy, but can be done.

Updated: April 25, 2011, - 07:57 AM

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

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