Posts Tagged ‘ career advice ’

Book Review: Thriving In The GIG Economy by Marion McGovern

Aug 6th, 2017 | By | Category: book review, career choice, career choices, choosing a career, economy, skills, success

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review Marion McGovern’s new book Thriving In The Gig Economy (How To Capitalize And Compete In The World Of Work) Marion McGovern has been at the forefront of the evolution transforming the workplace from permanent employment with a company to a free-lance, contractor-consultant, based on […]

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Book Review THE ELEGANT PITCH by MIKE FIGLIUOLO

Aug 21st, 2016 | By | Category: book review, Career advice, career challenges, communications, decision making, persuasion, self confidence, skills, success, training, trying too hard, will to win

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review Mile Figliuolo’s new book The Elegant Pitch. One key element of a successful career is the ability to convince others. Often called “The Pitch” how we sell our ideas, skills, products and services determines the level of our success. Learning to effectively pitch our […]

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Book Review “All Hands On Deck” By Peter J. Boni

Jul 19th, 2015 | By | Category: book review, Career advice, career choice, career choices, passion, strategy, tactics

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review Peter J. Boni’s new book All Hands On Deck All Hands On Deck is a must read for all those who have an interest in management, and especially those aspiring to become a CEO. Peter J. Boni reveals his strategy to find opportunity in […]

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The 5 Toughest Personalities at Work–and How to Manage Them. + a few thoughts.

May 10th, 2014 | By | Category: career challenges, career choices, career coach, challenges, competing, competitive challenges, competitive peers, difficult boss, difficult boss, difficult coworkers, negativity, office problems, peers, professional image, strategy, success, tactics

No matter where we work unless we are hermits you will share work space with coworkers. It could be physical space at the office, hyperspace as in telecommuting or virtual office. Without fail, there will always be a difficult coworker or difficult boss who challenges your people skills and ability to cope with difficult people. […]

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“The Next Gen Leader” By Robert C McMillan – Book Review

Apr 18th, 2014 | By | Category: application, aptitude, career choice, career coach, challenges, competitive challenges, competitive environment, confidence, focus, mentor, natural talent, negativity, opportunity, passion, professional image, strategy, tactics, training

“The Next Gen Leader” –Cutting Edge Strategies to Make You the Leader You Were Born to Be- by Robert C. McMillan – The PracticaL Mentor’s book review I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review: “The Next Gen Leader” – Cutting Edge Strategies to Make You the Leader You Were Born to […]

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“They Don’t Teach Corporate In College” Third Edition – Book Review

Mar 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Career advice, career challenges, competitive challenges, decision making, professional image, self confidence

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review: “They Don’t Teach Corporate In College” Third Edition – A Twenty Something’s Guide To The Business World – By Alexandra Levit. Ask a college student what they want most, and the majority will talk of graduating and having a stellar career in their chosen […]

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7 setbacks for the middle class – the recovery aint what is seems.

Jan 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Career advice, career challenges, career choice, career choices, challenges, choosing a career, choosing a mentor, communication skills, decision making, fear, government shutdown, opportunity, personality, professional image, recession, self confidence, success, trying too hard, will to win

There are many of us still reeling from the economic recession, which by all news accounts is over. I talk to so many people who are still unemployed or under employed, and many of them are beginning to believe that some how it their fault. If you listen to the news, and political rhetoric the […]

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Choosing a career path.

Nov 28th, 2013 | By | Category: abundance, aptitude, Career advice, career challenges, career choice, career choices, career coach, challenges, choosing a career, confidence, natural talent, opportunity, passion, professional image, self confidence, skills, strategy, success, tactics, will to win

What career should you choose? The reality is that there is more to any job than just the part you may like. How do you balance everything to choose a career you will like, make a good salary, and stay employed? There is a lot written about pursuing your passion in the job market. Like […]

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Career Coach

Nov 10th, 2012 | By | Category: abundance, aptitude, Career advice, career choice, career choices, career coach, challenges, choosing a career, strategy, tactics

Did you ever have a challenge or an issue, and you had no one to talk it over with? You may try talking with friends or coworkers, but they just don’t seem to get it, or their advice seems tainted with self-interest. Usually by the time we have started our careers, we are beyond our […]

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Interview Body Language

Sep 20th, 2012 | By | Category: abundance, Career advice, challenges, competing, confidence, interview, professional image, self-promotion, skills, success, tactics

Many of us study hard and prepare to fully answer any interview questions, which may be thrown at us. The old curve ball questions, like what animal would you choose to be, or if you could change one thing the world what would be? Are supposedly used to check ones imagination. I took a course […]

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What Makes Workers Happy?

Sep 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Career advice, career challenges, career choices, challenges, competitive challenges, competitive environment, difficult boss, difficult coworkers, problem, stress

In focusing on what makes for a good boss, or a good job. There are many theories, and number of items on a composite wish list is long. Have you ever tried to come up with a list of things that would make your boss more tolerable, or make you job more satisfying? I never […]

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Guest Article How to Get Along with a Coworker You Hate

Aug 29th, 2012 | By | Category: challenges, competing, competitive environment, competitive peers, strategy, stress, tactics

By Cheryl Stein, Monster Canada Personal Coach http://career-services.monster.com/yahooarticle/get-along-with-coworker-you-hate#WT.mc_n=yta_fpt_article_get_along The reality of life is that sometimes we have to work with people we don’t like. Worse than that, sometimes we end up working with people we absolutely hate and wish we could vaporize into oblivion. Although making people disappear is not a good (or viable!) option, […]

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Guest Article – The Less Glamorous Careers; Advice and Fact

Jul 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Career advice, career choice, career choices, choosing a career

Posted on July 11, 2012 by Staff Writers http://www.top10onlineuniversities.org/the-less-glamorous-careers-advice-and-fact.html Few children tout that they want to be an accountant or a petroleum engineer when they grow up, even if the expertise required by those jobs make them amongst the highest paying careers. Rather, children have big dreams about becoming actors, artists, or writers with a […]

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Chapter 1 PracticaL Mentor’s Guide On How To Cope With A Difficult Boss

Jul 8th, 2012 | By | Category: abundance, Career advice, challenges, difficult boss, strategy, tactics

go to buy now. Chapter 1, Difficult Bosses Are The Norm. There are countless pages written on how to deal with a difficult boss, but none seem to provide real solutions to the problem. At least they never did for me. I consider myself average, and it is easier for me to count the good […]

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Titleless Leader Book Review

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: abundance, aptitude, challenges, compassion, empathy. sympathy, natural talent, skills, strategy, success, tactics, training

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review: The Titleless Leader-How to Get Things Done When You’re Not in Charge – By Nan S. Russell. One of most challenging situations in the workplace is to have responsibility without authority. No matter what your position, your success greatly depends on your ability to […]

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Is Intelligence Overrated?

May 9th, 2012 | By | Category: abundance, aptitude, Career advice, natural talent, professional image, self-promotion

The following essay by Keld Jennsen on IQ supports my theory that a persons IQ does not and should not be used to determine the average persons ability to learn and succeed. All too often for better or worse our academic system relies on test scores to evaluate a persons ability. The IQ test was […]

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April Fools?

Apr 1st, 2012 | By | Category: A game, Career advice, challenges, office pranks

April fools day has been around since the 1500’s. That is when the first of the day of the New Year shifted from April 1 to January 1. News spread slowly and many people didn’t get the word. The jokesters of the day would send out party invitations for celebrations on April 1. Those who […]

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Lessons from the alleys

Feb 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Career advice, career choice, competing, competitive peers, grades, skills

I went bowling with some friends yesterday afternoon. I am not a regular bowler and really haven’t bowled for several years. I did set pins when I was around 14 for a couple of years at the local Elks Club. They had four alley’s and we used to have to set doubles. That is we […]

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On Mentoring

Jan 16th, 2012 | By | Category: abundance, aptitude, career choice, challenges, mentor

Did you ever notice how some parents take an active interest in their children’s activities? Some just drop their kids off at practice and pick them up when it is over. Others stay and watch, encouraging their kids when they do something good. Then there are those who take an active roll in helping their […]

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Book Review:”How To Work For An Idiot” by John Hoover PhD

Nov 21st, 2011 | By | Category: career challenges, challenges, difficult boss, strategy, tactics

Book Review I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review the revised edition of: How To Work For An Idiot – Survive And Thrive Without Killing Your Boss In his revised version of “How To Work For An Idiot”, Dr. John Hoover PhD has added all 10 types of bosses that he […]

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