Archive | August, 2013

LinkedIn Tip: The New “Contacts” Functionality

Are we there yet?  Have we reached the point where LinkedIn has become so powerful, and so well-established in the business world, that we should now rely on it to serve as our complete “network management system” of choice? Up until recently, this wasn’t really an option, since LinkedIn didn’t have the built-in features that […]

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Age Discrimination: Playing Defense

In my most recent post, which you can find here, I shared some thoughts on the subject of age discrimination and encouraged older professionals to “go on offense” and focus on framing their years of experience as a unique asset/advantage to employers. My thought was that even if a job hunter didn’t overtly bring up […]

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Age Discrimination: Playing Offense

In preparing for a recent presentation I gave on the topic of age discrimination, I uncovered two interesting bits of trivia that may surprise you 1)  Age discrimination IS actually legal in some respects (you can discriminate all you want against people in their teens, twenties, and thirties — you just can’t show bias against […]

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The Power of Trying

The older we all get, the more we realize that many of the worthwhile things in life don’t come easy, don’t we?  In fact, most of the important goals we set for ourselves are actually pretty damn hard to pull off, when you stop and think about it. For example, while I’ve dabbled with a […]

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