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Should College Graduates Accept Job Offers with Lower Salaries during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

June 22, 2020

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In this post, I respond to a concern I’ve heard from many college graduates entering the job market during the coronavirus pandemic. College graduates tell me that they are torn between taking any job offer available and holding out for a salary that meets their expectations. They know the economy is weak, but at the […]

My Word of the Year for 2018: Progress

January 2, 2018

Happy 2018 and welcome to my annual ritual of choosing a word of the year for the upcoming 12 months. Picking a “word of the year” continues to be an alternate path for those of us who don’t want to be weighed down with myriad (and easy to break) New Year’s resolutions. Readers who have […]

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This Is Your New Career Superpower

December 19, 2017

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Over the years I have discovered a daily practice that acts like nothing short of a superpower for your career. It makes employees invaluable to their associates and clients. It helps job seekers stand out. And it ensures you always have a steady flow of interesting conversation topics, whether you find yourself at a networking […]

The Future of Freelancing: Five Things Managers Can Do  

November 14, 2017

There’s a seismic shift underway in the workplace, and if this “future of work” trend hasn’t affected you yet, it will. It’s the current fluctuation from full-time employment to freelancing. In fact, the “Freelancing in America: 2017” research from Upwork and Freelancers Union found that more than 57 million Americans are freelancing today, representing 36 […]

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Weird in a World That’s Not: A Q&A With Author Jennifer Romolini

June 20, 2017

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She had me at “weird.” I couldn’t wait to dig into Jennifer Romolini’s brand new book, Weird In a World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures. After all, who among us hasn’t at some point felt totally out of place, especially in a work setting? I recently had the opportunity to […]

The Mistakes That are Killing Your First Impression

May 26, 2017

“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” It’s one of the most clichéd pieces of advice. That’s because it’s true — especially if you are job hunting. Research shows that recruiters typically only give your resume a six-second glance, and some people say the first seven seconds of meeting someone […]

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Don’t Make This Mistake Assessing Job Candidates

May 19, 2017

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Strong GPA. Check.       Impressive internship. Check. The right technical certifications. Check. Seems like you’ve found the perfect candidate. But before you make an offer, there’s one more area to assess that can make or break job performance — soft skills. According to a LinkedIn survey, more than 60 percent of hiring managers […]

WWEPD? How to Handle 5 Tricky Business Etiquette Situations

May 12, 2017

What would “EP” do? I’m referring to Emily Post, of course! While she’s a bit of a throwback, she remains the doyenne of etiquette, and I’ve been known to channel her (or at least Google her advice) for tricky business etiquette scenarios. Recently I took this business etiquette quiz  that touched on a few common situations. […]

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