“Sorry, no promotions available” the aloof exec says from atop her yacht…

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No promotions available you say? You’ve heard this before, right? “No promotions available.” You’ve been working as a manager, for example, for years but have experience, skills and expertise of a senior manager. Your large employer has been through a lot … More…

Diversity – Remind me again why we’re always talking about it?

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Diversity, diversity, diversity. When you say a word too many times, it starts to sound like an alien word. It loses its meaning in your head, doesn’t it? Does that ever happen with the word “diversity?” Do we use it … More…

Rich Girl, Poor Girl – Competing for careers

Careers: Pucker up and you may win the prize.

Rich Girl, Poor Girl, Competing on the Career Path This is a true story. One girl, whom we’ll call Rich Girl, was born to a 1%-er wealthy family. Another girl, whom we’ll call Poor Girl, was born to a family … More…

Adapting to change is the name of the game in career management

Yet many workers are confused about the rules of the game… When employees realize that the name of the game in career management is not ‘do your work well,’ it sometimes comes as a shock. The game is, rather, ‘constantly ensure … More…

Catch more flies by delivering the genuine you

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There is a degree of posturing required to survive most roles within any career, from prime minister to newly-hired coffee runner. Posturing is about taking a stance that conveys a message, and then with a little extra effort, looking ultra-comfortable, … More…

Your social media profile picture: To be …updated… or not to be, that is the question

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Social media profile pictures. I avoid them. Why? Because they don’t age, but I do. In a way, posting a profile picture starts the countdown to a lie. Only on the day that the picture is taken does it represent … More…

Job seekers: Treat rejection as part of the interview

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I recently spoke with a software company’s top HR guy. He related the story of a candidate who, because of his own actions, precluded himself from being considered for any future jobs with the company. This is a story of … More…

Why Job Seekers Need Not Be Shy

Job Seekers – Don’t be Shy with Recruiters When talking to a recruiter, job seekers should not be shy about asking clarifying questions. Many job candidates are overly-deferential in their initial conversations with recruiters; that inclination can dilute the value of … More…