Archive | December, 2012

20 Seconds of Insane Courage

“You know, sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage.  Just literally 20 seconds of embarrasing bravery.” Recognize this quote at all?  If so, you might place it from the 2011 movie “We Bought a Zoo” starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.  In this clip, which you can watch on YouTube here if […]

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LinkedIn Tip: The Brand-New Profile Format

Okay, while I’ve been patiently waiting for my OWN profile to be “updated” before writing this article, I give up.  I’m going to write this piece anyway, since it’s the biggest thing happening on LinkedIn these days… What I’m talking about, for those who haven’t heard, is the announcement that LinkedIn has given their customary […]

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Working at Microsoft: Tips & Realities

As you might imagine, being a Seattle-based career advisor, I’ve worked with hundreds of people over the years who have held jobs at Microsoft at some point or another, either as full-time employees or contractors.  And how many opinions have I heard about what it’s like to work for the 37th-largest company in the country?  […]

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