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I am convinced that some hiring managers feel they should only
hire perfect people, people whose life never got in the way of
their career. With that bias, they are missing a lot of great
potential from people whose life got in the way of their career.
How do I know? I have worked with many of them and once we helped
them see their value and potential, these same people whose life
got in the way o...
I think most things in life can be looked at in so many
different ways depending on the time, an experience or the person.
I’ve heard plenty of concern from HR about the productivity
of their people when social media comes up. And how can HR not be
concerned when 64% of employees are using work time to check in on
web sites that have nothing at all to do with work (of course, this
Successful careers do not just happen by accident, they are
built. Growing up as a child was tough because I was considered
“intelligent” and so everyone thought that I should be
in the medical profession. Specifically, they wanted me to be a
While they thought I should be a doctor, at the early age of 14,
I had read most of my father’s sales books. I never
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My performance review is coming up in a few weeks and I would
like to ask you a question about something that has me ill at ease.
Last week my boss asked me if I would fill out a ‘self
assessment," which is basically filling out my own performance
review. I have never done this before and I'm not sure what I
What is the purpose? Isn't my supervisor supposed to be doing ...
Have you ever been asked to describe your ideal work
environment? What do they want to hear? What if I describe
something that they cannot provide? Isn't this a no-win
As I have indicated in prior "gut wrenchers" articles, when in
doubt, tell the truth. What a concept! Actually, that is what you
should do. The reason so many people find questions like these so
difficult is because they d...
Negotiation is a give-and-take process until an eventual
agreement is reached between two or more parties. To understand the
art of negotiation, a jobseeker must understand that it is a give
process as much as it is a receiving process. Look at the
proposition from the side of your employer. When faced with such a
proposition, your superior will ask himself the reasons you're
deserving of more and...
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Have you sent your resume to HR or a key decision maker in a
company? Now you need to make that dreaded follow-up phone
What drives the fear of telephone networking is two-fold. There
is that potential for personal rejection and the trepidation of
calling a company and a stranger for the first time. To make the
best first impression and ease into a positive conversation with
your contact, av...
Behind the secure walls of corporate fortresses career
warriors are relentlessly fighting -- at times with their own
selves -- the battle to succeed. Victory and defeat have different
connotations in this war, but the rules, the challenges, and the
strategies are like any other, and although winning the battle may
sound elusive, it really is a game of good timing, great strategy,
and powerful alli...
No judgment here. Based on conversations I’ve had
with my friends, co-workers and young women around the country,
everyone has a rescue fantasy of some sort. And let’s face
it, when you’re pushing your limits – with your money,
your work, your goals – some of these scenarios start looking
pretty attractive. It just takes one brutal day to re-ignite your