On Careers

February 2010


Could Your Blog Ruin Your Shot at a Job?

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I have blogged for a few years now. It started as a great way to stay in touch with friends and former coworkers that I had moved away from. Over the years I have had occasion to vent about my work situation. I never name names and I never name the company. I am looking to move back to where I ...

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Why You Must Challenge Yourself

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If you want to make the most out of your career, weave these two words into the fabric of your approach to life: “Challenge yourself.”

You will never fulfill even a fraction of your potential by sticking to the safe and comfortable. Why? Because the safe and comfortable never forces you to rise to ...

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How to Keep Your Thank-You Note Out of the Trash

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You’ve heard it a million times: Always send a thank-you letter after a job interview. So it may surprise you to learn that some hiring managers don’t like receiving these letters. It’s a waste of their time, they say.

Sounds a little curmudgeonly, doesn’t it? But maybe it’s because so many ...

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Tag You're It, Gen Y

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“Not Everyone Gets a Trophy.” That's the title of Bruce Tulgan’s new book and I think it summarizes perfectly a point I would like to make to younger job seekers today.

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We, your parents, have done you wrong. Because of our never-ending support and helicoptering, we ...

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An Edict for Every Manager: Go See

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The mechanic explained that the revealing pin-up photos of young women were on the inside door of his locker--so what’s the big deal? The investigator pictured a classic high school locker room and thought, “Small lockers. Male-only environment. How could the female coworkers even see the photos?”

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Does Having Passion for Your Work Even Matter?

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What good is passion? I mean, really, besides making for a more fun way to spend your day, what good is it? Does passion really matter, or is it just self-indulgent fluff? It’s probably no surprise that my opinion is, yes, it absolutely matters! Here are several reasons why passion is one of the ...

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