Looking Forward, Looking Back. Is That All There Is?

“Oh, I can’t wait to go!” “Remember the good old days?” “It will be so wonderful when this project is done and we have more time to relax!” “Look at how little the kids were in these pictures! How’d they grow so fast?” Have you ever uttered these phrases (or ones like it)? It’s so […]

Using Vision and Action for Success

Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare. – Japanese Proverb Do you get a great ideas and then plan and plan, and plan some more? After all, you want to get the details just right before you execute the ideas. Or are you more like the converse and jump headlong into something […]

Don’t Follow in Twitter’s Footsteps with Your Personal Brand

I ran across an annual list of banished words that is put out by Lake Superior State University in Michigan. Here’s one of the words, along with comments: TWEET And all of its variations…tweetaholic, retweet, twitterhea, twitterature, twittersphere… “People tweet and retweet and I just heard the word ‘tweet’ so many times it lost all […]

Is Blogging Required When Job Hunting?

Among the suggested activities that are being promoted to job seekers, “start a blog” ranks pretty high up there. Blogging has been a very effective tool for many people, and really, there is a reason why so many people blog nowadays. I understand the rationale behind it completely. A blog can raise your online profile. […]

Changing with the Times

Julie Walraven wrote a post last month about the importance of accessibility and how not being easy to reach could hurt your job search. It reflects badly on you if a prospective employer is trying to contact you (e.g. could raise red flags about your reliability), or, if you are working with a résumé writer […]

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