You can’t hear “Yes!” unless you ask
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You can’t hear “Yes!” unless you ask

Allow me to share with you one of the maxims I try to live by. Ready? It’s: You can’t hear “yes” unless you ask. I learned this as an adult. I have a friend who walks into a place with the confidence of one who belongs there, whether or not she actually does. She will…

HR Q&A: Interview Feedback
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HR Q&A: Interview Feedback

One of the questions most frequently asked by job candidates is this: I had a first interview, and I didn’t get the job. I’d like some feedback from the recruiter (or hiring manager) so I can do better the next time. Should I ask them? The answer is: You can ask, but they probably won’t…

Conquer Fear by Finding Evidence of your Actual Reality
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Conquer Fear by Finding Evidence of your Actual Reality

Deciding to – or being forced to – look for a new job is arguably one of the scariest things we ever have to do. To combat this fear, try Find(ing) Evidence of your Actual Reality.

How does your resume present your story?
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How does your resume present your story?

Last weekend, we visited dear friends in East Tennessee. Their home is comfortable and cozy, and they are the most welcoming of hosts. While in their guest bathroom, I spied this unusual and interesting relic: It’s an antique bottle that once contained a tonic designed to “treat” grey hair – to make it less…grey. It…

Should I include that on my resume?
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Should I include that on my resume?

One of the most frequently-asked questions I get is, should I include X on my resume? Where X equals something with the potential to be controversial or polarizing. The short answer is, it depends. And the long answer is also, it depends. Let’s explore. By the time you receive your Full Grown Adult Card, you…

Hire a pro
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Hire a pro

Last Wednesday morning, I spent some time tidying up around my house. My cleaning service was scheduled to come later that day, and I wanted to be sure they didn’t have to work around piles of clutter, misplaced shoes, coffee-stained mugs, and whatnot. You are probably familiar with the old joke: Typically framed as a…