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Biggest Job Interview Mistakes

Typical advice for interviewers: Don’t lie

Top 10 interview mistakes

The lists of job interview mistakes are a con and a false sense of security. This weeks post is “HRNasty’s list of interview mistakes” and I have a different attitude on this topic. The normal Google search for “Top 10 Interview Mistakes Made in an Interview”,

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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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When employees resign after taking advantage of company paid training

training

Corporate training has come a long way. Our attitudes toward training should also move forward.

To train or not to train employees

When employees resign after a company invests in employee training, it is not just a gut punch, it’s a kick in the ding-ding when the manager is down. With the average length of career tenures getting shorter,

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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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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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Interns and internships, how to get noticed and hired

interns

Day 1, the only time the interns are shown any attention

Can interns manage their manager?

Today’s post is on mentors, mentee’s and all of the feel-good that surrounds what is right about these relationships. If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you know I am a big proponent of mentors and I believe they can make one of THE LARGEST DIFFERENCES in a career.

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