Posts Tagged ‘ working ’

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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Managing your Boss

Aug 29th, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, application, aptitude, Career advice, career challenges, career choices, challenges, difficult boss, fear, grades, negativity, negotiations, office problems, peers, persuasion, problem, skills, success, training

Most of us spend more time working than at any other activity, but we manage our working relationships less than in any other situation.  In our personal relationships we usually seek and obtain a level of interaction that permits us to enjoy ourselves and grow our skills.  Even in our casual relationships, like recreational activities […]

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Should You Always Compete?

Aug 15th, 2010 | By | Category: A game, abundance, application, aptitude, Career advice, career challenges, career choices, challenges, closing, competing, competitive challenges, competitive environment, competitive peers, economy, job description, mentor, office problems, peers, personality, problem, skills, success, training

I re-learned a lesson the hard way this week.  This summer I took a temporary job. When I was hired I was told the job had a definite term, and there would be no more work after the term was over. I accepted the job.  There were several people who were hired to accomplish the […]

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New Economy New Skills

Jul 4th, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, aptitude, Career advice, career challenges, career choices, challenges, mentor, personality, retraining, skills, success, training

This is the Fourth of July weekend, and the day the United States celebrates its birth as an independent nation.  This may be a good time to reflect on the state of the national and global economy, and its impact on your career.  One of my favorite lines is from the beginning of the Tale […]

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Postgrad Poblem

Jun 20th, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, aptitude, Career advice, career challenges, career choices, challenges, fear, grad school, mentor, office problems, personality, post graduate, problem, success, taboo

I recently received a request for advice on selecting a postgraduate course of study.  My colleague, who I met though Yahoo.answers.com, has an under graduate degree in accounting and, is currently employed by a small accounting firm.  Recently he enrolled in PGDIBO (Post graduate diploma in International Business Operation) at IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open […]

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Meddling Mentor?

Jun 13th, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, aptitude, Career advice, career challenges, mentor, personality, success

Last week I was talking with a 19 year old, about what he wants to do now he has been out of high school for a couple of years. He currently works with his uncle in construction part time; works pizza delivery, and is a temporary Census worker. He is bright guy with a good […]

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Aptitude and Personality

Jun 6th, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, aptitude, Career advice, career challenges, challenges, fear, interview, mentor, personality, success

In an attempt to keep a finger on the pulse of the workplace and honing my skill as a  mentor, I participate in yahoo answers Yahoo Answers as the PracticaL Mentor. Perhaps  it is the season for graduation, but there are a lot of people asking how to choose a career  or advice of choosing […]

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No Experience?

May 24th, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, Career advice, career challenges, challenges, interview, mentor, office problems, personality, success

It is the time of year when Colleges and Universities are in the midst of graduating the new crop of job seekers with degrees in almost every conceivable major. Unfortunately most are joining the ranks of the unemployed with the added disadvantage of no work experience. Work experience sometimes appears as insurmountable obstacle or catch […]

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Value of College

Apr 4th, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, Career advice, career challenges, challenges, mentor, personality, success

There are a lot of articles floating on the web questioning the value of a college degree.   Several try to answer the question of the value of your degree based on earning power versus cost.  The rational is that as the cost of attending college rises, the financial burden may negate the benefits of a […]

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