Archive | October, 2011

Guest Blog: Tips for Adults Returning to College

In this final posting of the month, I’m passing along an article that was sent to me by Erin Palmer of U.S. News University Directory, who noticed one of my recent articles on mid-career educational decisions and thought this additional information might be useful to some of you out there considering this possibility! Tips for […]

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Communication Failure Happens: If You Let It!

After popping out of a client coaching session at 3:32 this afternoon, I dialed in to check my voicemail box.  My machine told me I had one new message.  And then, with one quick accidental press of the “9” button, I inadvertently deleted it — without ever hearing who it was from or what they […]

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Website Review: Social Recommendator

If you had a project management position open at your company, and happened to see this recommendation I wrote up for my friend, Dennis Johnson, would it make you more inclined to hire him? “I have had the distinct pleasure of having Dennis as a colleague at Acme Products. He has a very strong work […]

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Career Poll: Biggest Mistake on Resumes?

This was an interesting one.  Given the vast range of opinions floating around the employment world about resumes, and the fact that most job hunters seem endlessly insecure about them, I wanted to survey the masses and see what the most common gripe was about resumes today — perhaps offering some insight as to what […]

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Book Review: StandOut (Marcus Buckingham)

As many of you know, I’m not a terribly huge fan of most personality assessments — at least not for “career planning” purposes — since I find that many of them are either 1) extremely out of date, in terms of the career options they suggest or b) ridiculously boxy, in terms of suggesting that […]

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Are Privacy Concerns for Old Fogies?

Have you ever heard the phrase “the one constant is change”? Or perhaps the original version, uttered (according to Wikipedia) thousands of years ago by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, which was more along the lines of “Everything flows, nothing stands still”? As we all get older, it’s hard to argue with such expressions, since as […]

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A Twitter Virus: 3 Things it Taught Me

To quote the words of the immortal Homer Simpson: D’OH!!! As many of you might already have heard, if you’re on one of my direct distribution lists, I got suckered last Thursday into falling for a phishing scam (a form of virus, sort of) on Twitter.  That morning, I received an e-mail from an old […]

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Early-Career Strategies: Guest Post by Daniel Hallak

While much of America (including Washington DC, we hope) seems concentrated on finding some creative ways to stimulate job growth for the middle-age, middle-class, and/or middle-management crowd — let’s not forget there’s another entire job hunting demographic facing daunting challenges, as well, in the current market.  It’s the “recently graduated” crowd, typically comprised of folks […]

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