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Oracle’s Sun Acquisition Complete; Sun CEO To Be Cut

As of today, Oracle’s acquisition of Sun is complete, according to reports by the Associated Press. Based on commentary from Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, this acquisition means bad news to thousands. Oracle has plans to lay off approximately 2,000 people in the first few months, primarily S...

Are Your References Destroying Your Chance At A Job?

Ten years ago I was sitting in the office of my client Dan, a marketing executive. In the middle of our meeting, the conversation was interrupted when Dan's phone rang. "I need to take this,' he said. "I'm giving a job reference for a guy that used to work for me." I couldn't help but ...

Ways To Find Serenity In Work

As I sat in church this past weekend, before the service I saw on the rotating message screen I saw that the church was offering a resume workshop for those who are out of work and want to improve their resume. The night before I had been at an event where I had been asked by someone what ...

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Win the Job Through Admitting Your Ignorance

I’ll say it over and over until you want to smack me around (I can hear you now “Too late!”): getting a recruiter on your side is critical to landing your dream job. And as we talked about last week, if you want to get a recruiter on your side you need to earn their trust. A recruite...

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Know Your Audience

Many times we walk into meetings or interviews with a preconceived notion of the agenda and outcome. And many times our perceptions are wrong which leads to disappointment and frustration. For intercompany meetings it is imperative the agenda and outcome desired is clear and the responsibi...

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Best Places to Work vs. 100 Best Companies to Work For 2010 – Comparing Glassdoor and Fortune Rankings

Today Fortune released their list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For 2010”, and we wanted to do a little side by side comparison to see how their list stacks up against Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work. While both lists rely on employee feedback, Glassdoor’s list exclusively rep...

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Dream Your Job: Choosing Your Passion in Four Simple Steps

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity." ~ Martin Luther King Passion is a choice. If you're wandering around trying to figure out how to find your real true passion, take ...

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WHOSE CAREER IS IT ANYWAY?

A woman called me and said "My name is Sarah. I got laid off a month ago. I've been an attorney for twelve years. "Do you want to keep practicing law?" I asked her. "No way," said Sarah. "I'm sick of it. I'll tell you what I want to do. I want to be a stand-up trainer." "Have yo...