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

Ask Matt: Finding work/life balance

Today's worker is busier than ever and it can affect your work and personal life. When things get overwhelming, consider these tips to help find balance.

Updated: August 30, 2010, - 09:05 AM

Ask Matt: Balancing Work, Family and School

Many Twin Cities professionals are heading back to school while still working full-time and managing a family. It can be overwhelming without a proper work/life balance.

Updated: August 23, 2010, - 11:22 AM

Ask Matt: Where Do You Want To Be In Five Years?

In many cases, there isn't one specific answer the recruiter is looking for. What they are looking for is how you respond to unique questions - and possibly to hear your response as a way to find out more about your career goals and personality.

Updated: August 16, 2010, - 03:12 PM

Inquiring About Salary Before Applying

Many job seekers are tempted to e-mail hiring managers and ask about salary before applying for the job. Don't do it.

Updated: August 09, 2010, - 11:36 AM

Ask Matt: Entry-Level Work can be the Foundation of a Successful Career

The benefits of starting low - to get a job - and working your way up. For example, starting as counter help at a coffee shop and working your way up into management or you may meet a person that leads to your future job.

Updated: August 02, 2010, - 01:54 PM

Ask Matt: More work, but no pay increase

Many are doing more work than ever, but are not seeing any increases in pay. Find out why - and how to handle this situation.

Updated: July 26, 2010, - 11:50 AM

Ask Matt: Understanding the Hidden Job Market

Many jobs never get advertised. How to find these unadvertised job openings.

Updated: July 19, 2010, - 11:28 AM

Ask Matt: Are You Ready For A New Career?

When it's time to consider a new career field, ask yourself these questions to make sure making a change is the right move.

Updated: July 13, 2010, - 10:44 AM

Explaining A Layoff

Job seekers worry about how to explain a layoff in an interview. The key is to move forward by focusing the interview on your skills and successes, and not dwell on the past. Here is how to do that.

Updated: September 17, 2009, - 09:06 AM

Ask Matt

Question: I was recently promoted to assistant manager. My boss (who promoted me), was just fired, and the new manager wants his own assistant. What should I do?

Updated: August 26, 2009, - 07:02 AM

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