Monthly Archives: October 2011

Managers & Staff: Ask for what you want

A cheeky TechRepublic blog post, Is Your Boss an Idiot? reminded me again that communication — or lack there of — is one of the great pitfalls of going to work. More important, though, is that telepathy is neither a … Continue reading

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8 rules for phone or Skype interviews

Your chances of being interviewed by phone and Skype before you have a face-to-face interview are getting better by the day. Be prepared for both of these interview settings.   Get dressed. Put on shoes that tie so that you … Continue reading

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Going to work: finding and taking criticism

When my career began to focus on the school-to-work transition, my eloquent friend, the writer Michael Dolan, offer this advice: “You know that you’re doing ok if they’re not yelling at you.” Evaluations: when and where? How, then, would you … Continue reading

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Going to work: make a plan and work it

In this market, you have two career exploration options: Repeat “there are no jobs” 100 times each morning and fret yourself into a frenzy, or Make a plan and work your plan. With all of the blogification about employment statistics … Continue reading

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Interview Practice Protocol

Interview practice protocol   Whether practicing on your own or practicing with friends and colleagues, a Practice Protocol checklist will help you cover your bases and succeed in your interviews.   1.       Handshake: firm, neither fishlike nor crusher 2.       Personal presentation           Suit: pressed; … Continue reading

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