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Career Luck: Put Yourself In the Right Place to Win or Lose

Luck is a word that depends on your state of mind.  Some would consider themselves lucky just to have a steady pay check and benefits.  Other consider luck to be a steady climb up the corporate ladder.  And some might consider luck to be essential in hitting it big.   But no matter your goals, […]

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‘Be Yourself’ Best Job Interview Strategy?

Relaxing and being yourself might not seem like a strategy, but it might be the best one in terms of landing a job.  Liz Ryan, writing at Forbes.com, comments the frustration many employers have with a pool of candidates that seem to excel at being indistinguishable from one another. [R]ecruiters can’t get a bead on […]

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Managing Wasted Time: 5 Shockingly Simple Tips

Wasted time is a major obsession in personal and professional blogs.  There is an general feeling that the tools and technologies that promise to save us time, actually waste time.  Many  of these strategies focus on the individual and are really more about self discipline.  But what can a manager do to implement changes that […]

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Stop Defining Generation: Define People

You don’t have to search far to find a trove of articles reaffirming what you already know.  These Millennials are a bunch of cry-babies that need a huge amount of hand holding, have unreasonable expectations of flexibility in the workplace, and just need to grow up. Just like Generation Y. Just like Generation X. Just […]

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Email: What’s In Your Signature

Email signatures are still one of the last uncodified pieces of online communication in the professional world.  Think about it.  Some people don’t have a signature at all.  Some include their phone number.  Some don’t.  Some include social media connections. Most do not.  Some companies have a policy on email signatures.  Many leave it to […]

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Too Much Talent? Lessons from Paula Deen and George Zimmer

In two unrelated stories this week, there are some shared lessons in how we define talent.  Paula Deen was, in essence, fired for admitting to making racist comments (an awkward series of apologies didn’t help) and George Zimmer, founder and CEO of Men’s Warehouse was fired for differences in how much debt the company should […]

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Email Cheats?

Email can hang like an albatross around your proverbial career neck whether your a CEO or a recent college grad in your first job.  The shear amount of email that comes into our boxes can be overwhelming and can take away from the true purpose of work: returning voice-mails. Merlin Mann has been advocating something he call […]

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You Need to Focus – Or Do You? The Debate About Multi-tasking

The Internet, mobile phones, smart phones…they’re all making us less focused.  We can do more stuff, but less at the same time.  We need more focus.   But how important is focus really?  Don’t we live in a society that asks us (and rewards us) to do more with less time.  It turns out that […]

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Shaping Your First (Google) Impression

What’s your first impression?   Is it when you first meet someone face to face?  Or talk on the phone?  In reality, it starts long before then.  When you are looking for a new career, your first impression can begin when you submit your resume or fill out an application either on line or in […]

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