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The Mentor program that isn’t a mentor program

Mentor program

How do you get this kind of mentorship and long-term engagement?

The mentor program of all mentor programs

Last week I posted on the topic of why I believe most mentor programs fail. I would be remiss and irresponsible if all I did was bitch on any topic and not provide a solution.

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The visible tattoo in the workplace

Visible Tattoo

Personally, I love this look. I’m just not sure about the hiring managers and VP’s.

HRNasty’s stance on the visible tattoo

If you have read this blog for any time you know where I sit on the topic of the visible tattoo in the workplace. They call them job stoppers for a reason and as much as I think about getting a tattoo myself,

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Millennial generation speaks out against education system. I can’t find a job!

Millennial generation

$100K blown on an education with no tools to find a job

Why the Millennial Generation is screwed

Dear Dean Vernon Warner,

I am of the millennial generation and a recent graduate of your prestigious college. I just wanted to thank you because I am realizing that I have learned the greatest life lesson.

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My new job sucks, HR exec explains when and how to quit

job sucks

Smile and run away as fast as you can.

My new job sucks, how soon can I quit?

Your job sucks but you don’t want to quit because you feel like the short tenure on your resume will look bad. Do you fear explaining your short job history in your next interview? Do you think your resume will reflect poorly?

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Best Business Books

An MBA friend recently entered the work force and asked me to recommend some good business books to read. He is fortunate because his job puts him in situations where he spends extended periods of time with executives. He figured that reading any books would help him with his new career, and consequently wasn’t asking for anything in particular. At first I was stumped. His request was so broad I didn’t know which direction to point him. I didn’t think I could effectively pick a book that would meet his natural curiosity and capture his interest. With this in mind, I took a different direction on his request.

I explained that I didn’t really know what he was looking for but I had an idea that would hopefully solve his request. My thought was to provide a list of books that would enable him to hold interesting conversations with CEO’s and other MBA’s. Some are “must reads” but there should be a few that will give you a different way to think about “best business books”. With this in mind, I put together the following list of books that I believe will give him talking points so he can hold conversations with his executive level customers:

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Title Promotion, why you didn’t get a raise

Title Promotion

Title promotion without a raise is another rung on the corporate ladder

Title promotion without a raise

I receive 2 questions on a fairly regular basis, so I thought I would take the hint and try to answer them over the next couple of weeks. After the question “HR people are hypocrites, how do you live with yourself?” The two questions I receive fairly regularly are:

“I applied for a job,

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