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Follow The Leader: Tips For Career Advancement

We want to keep our jobs, advance in our career, we’re told to work hard, do our best and follow the leader, but is this really the best advice? Obviously it depends on the leader - we are best served if we pick a good one to tie our future to which is not as easy as we’d like. Ther...

Networking Is Not Working

Every time I hear someone tell me that they are going to a networking event, my skin crawls. Networking events are meat markets where people size each other up based on utility. The Internet is teeming with recommendations for opening lines, data collection and extraction excuses from the ...

Help Me Get A Job In Your Company!

Dear Liz, Supposedly networking is the best way to get a job. It's not working for me. People tell me about friends of theirs who work in different companies. I call the friend-of-my-friend and say, "Hi, I'm a friend of Jane's. Do you have any accounting jobs in your company?" They t...

How To Not Burn A Bridge When You Quit A Job

I was recently on the phone with a reporter who was working on a story about how to gracefully leave a job and company. I gave her my advice and then thought that since we are starting to see a bit of good news on the job creation front and our most recent Glassdoor.com Employment Survey ...

Why Are You Working? Ask Yourself the Lottery Question

In my profession I interview a lot of people. In my spare time I like to coach people. In either case my purpose is to help people achieve their career dreams. And I believe the best way to discover what someone’s dreams really are is to ask the lottery question: “What would you...