Archive | March, 2012

Give Me Your Facebook Password — Or Else!

As much as I hate bowing to peer pressure, in this case I suppose I’d be remiss, as a career blogger, if I didn’t at least touch on the latest “big story” about employment that’s sweeping the country — which is the recent article from the Associated Press that suggests a growing number of employers […]

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Hope for the Passionless People?

If you come into my office and tell me that you’re looking for help finding a career you’re more “passionate” about, the question you get back might surprise you: “Great!  So how exactly are you planning to suffer?” I know people always hate when coaches/counselors use annoying riddles like this to get points across, but […]

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Book Review: Self-Promotion for Introverts (Nancy Ancowitz)

In my last blog article, I outlined what I felt were the “5 core competencies” of self-promotion and made the case as to why I feel these skill sets are no longer optional for career-minded professionals today to learn — or better yet, master. Time and time again, in fact, as I work with people […]

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The 5 Core Competencies of Self-Promotion

When it comes to ensuring ongoing career success, the operative word is marketability. Marketability, not talent alone, is what is separating the big winners from the big losers in today’s world of work.  And along these lines, I’ve been espousing an equation for years that will likely bore the dickens out of most people, but […]

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LinkedIn Tip: Goodbye Specialties, Hello Skills

Alas, I’m coming to hate the concept of “A/B testing” where websites constantly tinker with things, behind the scenes, leading some groups of customers to have access to certain new screens that are being rolled out — while other groups of customers continue to see the same old interface. Case in point: for years, I’ve […]

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Website Review: JobsMiner.com

In the late nineties, when I was running the career programs for my previous employer, Moore & Associates, I made sure to pass out a bright yellow handout to every client — listing about 50 employment websites that were imperative for the average job hunter to utilize at the time. Since then, the field has […]

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