This is a timely article for job candidates who want to handle the Facebook privacy issue with diplomacy. It originally appeared in The Ladders. Tweet
When sending an email “Thank You” note after an interview, the send button is your ENEMY. We all send emails to our friends and colleagues for the most part with impunity. Spelling and grammar are unimportant. Abbreviations like “ur” instead of … Continue reading
When I first started my career, I was a Graphic Designer. In the early 1990’s. I owned and operated my own “shop” and I serviced clients in the areas of consumer products, landscaping services and small businesses. Back then, Graphic … Continue reading
Just as some people are stunned when they suddenly hear a parent’s voice coming from their body, so too was I when I realized a few days ago that I had become my mentor.
That’s not a bad thing. In fact, I still have a long journey to reach his level of wisdom. I was a corporate innocent when I met the business guru who nurtured me fresh out of college more than 30 years ago. Even today there is a canyon of difference between what you learn on campus and what goes on in a company. Continue reading
Countless sayings, such as “Nice guys finish last,” remind us that being too “nice” is not the way to get ahead. But is being too ”nice” really all that detrimental?
The simple answer, unfortunately, is “yes,” especially if you’re a guy. Continue reading
In the 1991 movie, “Other People’s Money” Danny Devito’s character offers up a monologue near the end of the film in which he defends capitalism, even at its most brutal. Here’s a brief excerpt: “Fiber optics. New technologies. Obsolescence.? We’re … Continue reading
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell. We are not sure who said this, but quite possibly it was a job candidate who was just presented with a counteroffer by his or her present employer. Tweet