Archive | September, 2011

What the 21st Century Career Looks Like

Twnety-five years ago if you had significant technical skills you could count on a good, well-paying job. That was especially true in manufacturing. But even in other vocations, little more than a well-developed technology was all that was required to rise in the organization and get a good-paying job. Of course the introduction of desk-top […]

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Blogging, Influence, Evolution, and the End Game

It was 2am and a cocoon of light from my laptop enveloped me. 647 words taunted me, begged me to finish them off properly for a blog post I was working on for the next morning but I was stuck. I heard a door squeak open and a recognizable shadow walk to my left hand […]

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Social Media Background Checks—Yes or No?

Should you be doing background checks on Google, Facebook, and other websites? Experts come down on both sides of the question, so let’s find out what’s happening in the real world. First of all, what’s the controversy? Con: Checks Are Dangerous Experts against doing social media background checks say that they are dangerous, for several […]

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Dear Mr. President. Some Input for Your Consideration

Dear President Obama, I am writing to you from the front-lines of the jobs crisis, to offer some ideas. Almost every day, someone asks me for help with their resume and job search because they are being let go, or they can’t find work, or they are under-employed, or they just graduated from college and […]

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