Archive | December, 2009

Job Hunting in 2010? Resolve to Absolve Yourself!

Well, this is it.  My very last post of 2009.  It’s hard to believe that I only started this blog a year ago, to the day, since it’s become such a regular staple of my life and such a critical “content” element of my career coaching practice.  Hopefully, though, those of you who have been […]

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Cross-Post: Your Theme for the New Year?

If you’re firmly caught up in the inertia of the season, and planning to make yet another obligatory new year’s resolution that won’t likely inspire you, or amount to all that much, consider the suggestion of Curt Rosengren and try assigning yourself a “unifying theme” for the upcoming year, instead! For those who don’t know […]

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Free E-Book: 100 Job Search Tips

Got a quick one for you today, folks.  It was just brought to my attention that EMC, a Fortune 200 company in the technology space, has published a free e-book containing job hunting tips and advice compiled from some of their top recruiters.  You can download this file here and if you do so, I […]

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Introversion: 3 Cool Perspectives

I know, I know.  It seems like introverts get all the attention these days, and have all the articles written about them, whereas extroverts are thrown to the wolves — and just assumed to be magically comfortable and effective in every possible social situation!  Still, I happened to run across these three great articles recently […]

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15 Gifts You Can Give Your Network

Merry Christmas, all!  I happen to be over in Spokane, Washington, as we speak, enjoying a wonderful holiday with my extended family — and I hope all of you are celebrating today in your own special and relaxing way today, as well. In the spirit of the season, however, I wanted to dedicate one of […]

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Book Review: “I’m At a Networking Event – Now What?” (Sandy Jones-Kaminski)

It’s one thing to claim that you’ve learned a thing or two about the networking process.  It’s another thing, entirely, to have held the title of “VP of Networking” for a major organization and to have experience building three powerful and vibrant networks from the ground up in three entirely different cities! These latter achievements, […]

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Five Magic Words: “How Can I Help You?”

At its core, networking (i.e. the ability to build effective, lasting relationships) is centered around an emotional barter system.  If you can consistently make the people around you feel that they’ll get as much (or more) out of a relationship with you as they’ll ever be asked to put into it, you’ll have no shortage […]

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The Art of Accepting Feedback

As I’m packing up and getting ready to head out for the Christmas week, I’ve decided I simply have to cart my laptop along with me, since I’ve got at least 8-10 burning blog ideas that I feel compelled to express by the end of the year.  It’s an artificial deadline, I realize, and probably […]

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Reputation vs. Character: Et Tu, Tiger?

Help me out here, everybody.  I’ve been hearing some hush-hush snippets of conversation in the hallways lately about Tiger Woods and some kind of naughty e-mail he sent out or something.  I think there was something on TV the other day, too, when I was flipping channels.  Can anybody enlighten me?  Has Tiger engaged in […]

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Twitter = Shortest Job Pitch in History

Call me crazy, but I still don’t quite “get” Twitter.  Or perhaps more accurately, let me say that I don’t see any special usefulness that this popular tool brings to the standard job search regimen, despite the tons of e-books and webinars sprouting up that claim Twitter has become a major weapon in finding new […]

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