Promoting Soft Skills When Searching for Employment

A few weeks back, my eight-year-old son and I had this conversation: Son: “Mom, I like to make people happy.” Me: “That’s a good thing. How do you do that?” Son: “Well, my friend was sad at recess today because he wasn’t catching the football, so I said, ‘I wish I could kiss my armpit.’” […]

Getting Asked Clown Questions in Your Interviews?

You know when you get those really annoying interview questions that you just can’t stand? “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?” “How many ping-pong balls can you fit inside the earth?” “What do you think of garden gnomes?” (This is a question actually asked by Trader Joe’s. You’ve been […]

Four Reasons for Deliberate Resume Development

“One of my back brakes is out,” my husband announced one day last week as he walked into the house. Upon taking off the tire, he discovered that a part was broken. Much to his disappointment, the part he needed wouldn’t be available until the next day. My husband definitely needed to drive since his […]

Preparation Is the Key to Mastery of Your Career Story

Tom Peters, the author and speaker who (according to his Twitter bio) has been “labeled the Red Bull of management thinking,” put up a tweet a couple months ago that has stuck with me: Mr. Peters thought is one that connects with a previous post, in which I talked about preparation as “allow[ing] you to […]

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