Fake it till you make it
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Fake it till you make it

This is the promised follow-up to my recent post about the young 20-somethings, but there’s wisdom in here for anyone who isn’t sure what they want to do with their career. If I could point to one thing that most hiring managers will pick up on, it’s a candidate’s lack of focus. Saying you’re “open”…

Banish buzzwords
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Banish buzzwords

There’s been no shortage of writing lately about buzzwords and their (over)use in business communications. But *I* haven’t written about it yet, and I have thoughts to share. First, a definition, thanks to Merriam-Webster: An important-sounding word or phrase often of little meaning used chiefly to impress. You might think that using buzzwords makes you…