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How to climb the corporate ladder without selling your soul

Why candidates should avoid the phone interview

phone interview

You don’t build this type of connection with a phone interview

Avoid phone interviews

Yes, you heard me right. Avoid phone interviews. If you are stressed out about a phone interview you shouldn’t be. My advice is to try to skip the phone interview and I explain how later in this post. If you are already scheduled for the phone interview,

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Gender equality and pay

gender equality

Who can help gender equality?

Gender Equality and Pay

As an HR guy, I hear a lot about gender equality/inequality and pay. Fair warning: This post isn’t going to be politically correct. If you are not able to handle season 4 of the TV series Sons of Anarchy or Breaking Bad, better move along cuz’

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Manager employee relationship – when bosses are friendly with employees

manager employee relationship

nuff said

When bosses are friendly with employees

Can the manager-employee relationship be friendly? I am asked some form of this question on a regular basis, and I believe the answer SHOULD be yes. Sometimes, the question comes from an individual contributor who is now reporting to someone who used to be a peer and is wondering if the relationship will change.

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Executive Coaches and a great career resource

Executive Coach can make a difference

Executive Coaches for the individual contributor

I was just introduced to a new online resource, exceed.economist.com and it is full of well written, relevant articles on the topic of career growth. This blog looks to be part of The Economist magazine’s Executive Education Navigator site which is full of resources including a lot of great blog posts.

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Thankful for 2015, looking forward to 2016

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Surrounded by supportive subscribers

Thanks for 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the subscribers and supporters of the blog. When I started this blog 5 years ago, it was an excuse to lock down a URL for a nickname given to me by my co-workers.

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What VP’s know about climbing the career ladder that you don’t.

Career Ladder

She knows that to climb the career ladder it takes more than just great work.

Career ladder, how to make friends, influence people and gain opportunity

Who are we kidding, everyone wants to climb the corporate ladder. You can do great work, but plenty of people do great work. We also need to be able to influence folks.

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