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 […]

Fighting the Forces of Evil On the Job

I was revisiting some of my previous activity on Quora and was reminded of a scenario that (sadly) many folks find themselves in at work: “If your boss is a jerk and wants you to follow him to bad mouth and blame others, should you follow suit?” It’s so frustrating when a situation like this […]

Consider the Long View to Determine Work-Life Balance

In reading an article about the recent passing of legendary news broadcaster Mike Wallace, I was struck by something that his son, Chris Wallace, said: “The interesting thing is, he never mentions ’60 Minutes.’ It’s as if it didn’t exist. It’s as if that part of his memory is completely gone. The only thing he […]

Using Force Multipliers to Propel Your Career

After writing Beefing Up the Résumé Vs. Hitting the Job Hunt Trail last week, I received an email from fellow résumé writer Robert Dagnall. In it, he talked of an idea called “force multipliers.” This is, in his words, “a military concept that describes actions or qualities that multiply the effectiveness of a unit beyond […]

Beyond the Immediate Paycheck | The Long Tail

The opportunity arises to be involved in a specific activity. The choice you have to make, then, is: should you or should you not engage in it? Unless it’s a dire situation where someone needs your help and you have to act now, people will generally think: “What’s in it for me?” It’s not a […]

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