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: 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

Ask Matt: Why do Employees have to Reapply for a Job?

There are many reasons companies ask job seekers to reapply for a job they already have. Focus on your successes, results and accomplishments and you can stand out from the rest of the candidates - and keep your job.

Updated: January 03, 2011, - 01:42 PM

Ask Matt: Why Do Employers Ask For Salary History?

There is a reason employers want to know your salary history - and a reason you shouldn't consider inflating that number when applying for jobs.

Updated: December 27, 2010, - 09:25 AM

Ask Matt: How an MBA Can Boost Your Career

Obtaining an MBA can improve one's career growth and salary potential, but employers are still looking for well-rounded candidates who have both the education and skill set they're looking for.

Updated: December 20, 2010, - 04:06 PM

Ask Matt: Does the College I Graduate from Really Matter in the Job Search?

The college or university one graduates from can play a factor in your ability to get a job, but in many cases, it is not for the reason most people think.

Updated: December 13, 2010, - 11:47 AM

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