Quality vs. Quantity

Which is the better chocolate fix: a lot of whatever cheap stuff they have at the local grocery store, or a few decadent truffles from an amazing chocolatier like The Chocolate Garden?* A few sweet treats from The Chocolate Garden always trump anything else that I can get around town because the quality is so […]

Is Ignoring Your Career Making It Dull?

I wear my engagement and wedding rings every day, but I don’t always pay a lot of attention to them. I just slip them on my ring finger in the morning and go about my day. Sometimes I’ll absentmindedly rub the underside of the bands, but that’s about all the attention they get on a […]

Looking for a Job While Needing a Work Visa

A reader asks: “I am presently in the process of obtaining a spousal immigrant visa from Canada to the U.S. My next step in the process is my immigration interview at the US Consulate early next Spring 2011. My goal is to have a letter of employment that I may present at the time of […]

Just Say No to “Spray and Pray”

In reading an article about job hunting, I was flabbergasted by a comment that was made following the article. It read: I still advocate the spray and pray resume approach. You can cover a lot of ground this way and it’s not very time consuming. Honestly, people will catch on quickly if you are getting […]

Want to Stop Getting Advice? Utter this One Phrase (at Your Own Peril)

If you are a job seeker or someone who is looking to change careers, I don’t doubt that you are inundated with advice. Some of it may have been solicited, but there may also be a goodly portion of it that has been foisted upon you. How annoying, you may think. To stop the advice-giver […]

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