Category: job hunting

Please tell me where I stand

Can you? Why is it so hard to get an answer out of some people? This mostly pertains to business development and sales, but it’s a universal sentiment. We all want to know where we stand. If the answer is no, that’s all right. I will live another day, because I can take it. But... Read more »

Anybody good is already working

I overheard someone spouting this gem the other day, someone who should know better. The wisdom of this so called statement is right up there with, “You can’t like both the Cubs and the White Sox,” and, “Bitcoin is a great investment.” I’m not sure why some people continue to believe this; that if you’re... Read more »

Pay me like a man

So have you heard this week’s news? According to NPR, “California has a new law intended to fight gender pay disparity by restricting companies from asking certain questions about salary history, and requiring them to reveal more about what they pay.” This law just went into effect a few days ago – and this pretty... Read more »
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Want to be more successful in 2018? Don’t treat people like trains

A few days ago, I received one of those emails from a long lost colleague, wanting to “check in” to “say hello.” Under the guise of extreme friendliness, this person gushed until they got to the point of their message, a few paragraphs down… Yes, I did read that long. This person was lucky that... Read more »

When we suffer in radio silence

Ah, we’ve all been there with this one, haven’t we? The world has changed when it comes to follow up and basic communication skills. Maybe this is another thing we can blame on the digital revolution – we have so many ways of communicating with one another now, so we’re that much more overwhelmed with... Read more »

Time to lay off the credit checks, employers

As a society, we’ve gotten a little too used to prying into one another’s lives. Blame it on technology, social media, helicopter parenting, reality TV, what have you, but our culture has shifted noticeably toward the extreme in this regard. And one of the ways in which we’ve gotten most carried away is that of... Read more »
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