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The good, the bad and the ugly of surviving on the job

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Go In The Direction That Your Career Is Taking You

Go In The Direction That Your Career Is Taking You

Are you frustrated in your career? Not where you thought you would be or want to be currently? Frustration is normal is today’s economy. Who can blame anyone for being upset? One day you got up and went to work, and the next day that job was gone or the office environment was different. Things [... read more]

It’s Your Career, Don’t Wait For A Crisis to Happen

It’s Your Career, Don’t Wait For A Crisis to Happen

Many people I speak to come to me for help and guidance AFTER something has happened to them in their career. Maybe they lost their job. Or, they are burnt out and exhausted from working hard. Maybe they are having trouble with a boss or co-worker that they can’t seem to handle any longer. In [... read more]

Are You Angry About Your Career?

Are You Angry About Your Career?

Are you angry? Angry about the economy, your career, job, or boss? Angry that things are not going your way in your career, as planned, or expected?  There could be a lot to cause anger these days. Demand for workers is low and supply for jobs is high. Workloads are increasing. Demands on your time [... read more]

Do You Like Yourself?

Do You Like Yourself?

Many people believe that outside perceptions shape their career, and if others had a better view of them, they would be further along in their career. The truth is that your own opinion of yourself has a bigger impact on your career than the opinions of others. Your inner voice determines how you act, and [... read more]

Getting Rejected for a Job, the Right Way

Getting Rejected for a Job, the Right Way

There’s a right way to reject job candidates and a wrong way to do it.  The wrong way can be found here. This is part two in my series about job interviews done right. Props to PR Week I interviewed for the position of staff writer and I met with Keith O’Brien, the editor-in-chief of [... read more]

Job Interviews Done Right

Job Interviews Done Right

This is part one in my series on job interviews done right. You’ve been on the interview and you got rejected for that job but instead of feeling depressed, you feel fine with it because on a rare occasion hiring manager will have treated you the right way.  What is the right way?  It’s when [... read more]

The Job Interview and all its Requirements

The Job Interview and all its Requirements

I recently wrote about politicking on job interviews in which hiring managers require applicants to perform extraordinary feats to be considered for the job. Here some true instances in which employers have asked me for more than a resume and a writing sample to determine my candidacy for a job. I decided to chronicle my [... read more]

The Politics of the Job Interview

The Politics of the Job Interview

Imagine standing in a line of people dressed in their best suits getting ready strut down the runway in their most confident walk.  Because going to a job interview is just that— the marching of the suits in pursuit of the job-pageant crown.  And if you think it’s not about your looks, think again. The [... read more]