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“I’ve got big shoes to fill. This is my chance
to do something. I have to seize the moment.”—
Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States.
In just about every field of endeavor, you start out at or near
the bottom (depending on the extent and quality of your education),
and have to work your way up from there. According to the Peter
Principal, you also rise to yo...
Thinking differently about networking can make it an asset
rather than a chore.
Webster’s dictionary defines “networking” as
“the developing of contacts or exchanging of information with
others in an informal network, as to further a career.”
Dictionary version or not, networking is a scary term for many. And
Webster certainly doesn’t make it sound appealing.
How to know what you want to be when you grow
What do you want to be when you grow up? For those lucky enough
to know their life’s purpose, this is an easy question to
answer. However for others, not-so-sure about where they fit in the
career world, this is a challenge that lasts years—sometimes
longer. I’ll be the first to admit that the bulk of my career
has been spent feeli...
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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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Career Success - 3 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Bullet
Proof Your Career
In all the years that I have been working as a career and job
coach I am always amazed at how many managers tell me they have no
time to update their resume and keep their network active. "I know
I should," they often say, "but I just don't have the time." For
continual career success these two activities are imperative.
If a ...
You’ve worked your way up throughout your career,
attaining a high-level rank through demonstrated achievement,
dedication, and proficiency. One day, you find yourself needing to
look elsewhere, and that’s where the old nagging doubt sets
in: you never finished (or even started) college. What if
this holds you back?
First of all, relax. There exist countless professionals, mana...
Could you imagine being offered a job by Apple and turning it
down? Nineteen-year-old John Meyer did just that. Why? Well,
that’s exactly the question his horrified parents asked, when
John dropped out of his computer science program at NYU, and turned
down an offer from Apple so that he could work on Fresco News, his
Eventually they came around. First, because they didn’...