Monthly archive October, 2012
What FEAR Means to Me: Faithless Ego Anticipates Ruin

What FEAR Means to Me: Faithless Ego Anticipates Ruin

Stricken by fear a couple years ago, I sat and thought about exactly what it felt like to me. I knew of a few meanings for the acronym F.E.A.R.: False Evidence Appearing Real Face Everything And Recover F*** Everything And Run. While each captured an aspect of fear, none of them really identified what is... ...Continue Reading
The Number One Reason People Hate Their Jobs: Bad Bosses

The Number One Reason People Hate Their Jobs: Bad Bosses

I got this great infographic from LearnStuff.com that validates all you have thought about your crazy boss. Most people I coach have problems with their boss – that’s why they are dissatisfied with their current work. In fact, more and more people are interested in developing their own business, so they don’t have to work... ...Continue Reading

OMG – More Change from LinkedIn

LinkedIn is constantly changing its platform these days.  You may have noticed the new home page, which uses more graphic blocks to organize information.  Now they are going to use the same kind of look for your public profile – what people see when they look up your profile. Here’s an article from Examiner.com that discusses... ...Continue Reading

Infographic on Workplace Discrimination and Its Negative Consequences

Please check out this great infographic on the costs of workplace discrimination, from Compliance And Safety. This site has other great infographics about workplace safety topics. Featured By: Compliance and Safety   ...Continue Reading
3 Must-Reads for Job Seekers and Those who Seek Better Positions

3 Must-Reads for Job Seekers and Those who Seek Better Positions

Corner Office in the New York Times. Subtitled “Conversations about leadership and management,” this weekly column by Adam Bryant in the Sunday Business section of the New York Times delves into the thinking of CEO’s in a wide variety of industries. Job seekers, there always is at least one question about how the CEO hires people.... ...Continue Reading
What Counts as Experience on a Resume

What Counts as Experience on a Resume

On your resume, EXPERIENCE usually refers to your paid work experience.  What if you don’t have a lot of paid experience? Look at volunteering your professional services to gain experience. If you provide professional services to organizations or businesses as a volunteer or on a pro bono basis, that counts as experience. It’s professional experience... ...Continue Reading
4 Rules of Thumb for Acing Job Interviews

4 Rules of Thumb for Acing Job Interviews

The prospect of a job interview usually produces anxiety.  I find the anxiety stems largely from these questions: how do I answer these specific questions? And will they like me/think I’m qualified/think I’m good enough/think I fit in?  Reducing the anxiety is possible with specific preparation around these questions. The first question is fairly simple... ...Continue Reading
How One Recruiter Views Applicants aka Market Research

How One Recruiter Views Applicants aka Market Research

The other day, I asked a recruiter of senior-level staff for high profile non-profits what she is looking for in candidates. Here are a few nuggets from that conversation: Candidates must submit a cover letter that shows some kind of knowledge about and enthusiasm for the organization. Otherwise, she tosses the resume without looking at... ...Continue Reading

Play at Work

How many of us think about playing at work? Many dot coms do encourage it, because they recognize that play is at the heart of creativity. Play Buffet is a new organization dedicated to helping grownups learn to play again! Check out their blog and see what it’s like to re-experience the joy of playing.... ...Continue Reading
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