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6 Things Never to Ask in an Interview

It’s fairly common knowledge that part of preparing for an interview is preparing questions to ask the prospective employer.  These questions should be thoughtful, related to the job and nothing you could easily find about the employer on the web.
Here are examples of actual questions asked by candidates that quickly became show stoppers.
1. What does [...]

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Do Dream Jobs Really Exist?

Many people will admit that they have caught themselves daydreaming during work hours, dreaming of something else, of something different.  A job where they feel fulfilled, valued, excited to go to on Monday mornings.  A job that brings out the best of them and they bring the best of themselves to.  A job that sustains their life [...]

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The Value of Advocates

Every professional should have an advocate or a series of advocates.  Advocates are different from mentors.  Mentors may offer advice, sage counsel, or have walked a path before you.  Advocates are peers, business associates or superiors who sing your praises without prompting, kick open doors for you, and have your back during bumpy times.  Whether you [...]

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The Value of Candor at Work

Why is it that the connotation for candor has become synonymous with confrontation,  crassness and carelessness?  Direct, open, honest and timely conversations have seem to lost their place, especially in the workplace. People have come to rely on telepathic communication, implications or assumptions that others “should” know what we want or need.  Because it may be uncomfortable to say [...]

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No More One and Done Networking Meetings

Networking can be difficult and even daunting. It requires courage, a crisp message and a game plan to truly make the most out of a networking conversation. Even for those who ambitiously tackle the task, the outcomes can be spotty. People work so hard to muster the courage to reach out to others when it [...]

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