What I Think of Suze Orman’s Work Advice

OK. First I gotta say I don’t always agree with Suze Orman. Yes…I know she is the Goddess of Financial Sanity and has helped many desperate people come back from the bottomless pit of perpetual debt. And yes…I know she is one sharp cookie. But that said, there are times when she just scares the […]

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How to Make the Most of Settling for a So-So Job in a Tight Economy

First some hard truths. It looks like we’re in for a rough ride for the foreseeable future. Recessions are not usually seen as times of career opportunity. For many of us, this might mean the job we have starts looking a little better – or at least the idea of jumping to a new job […]

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Is It Your Job or YOU That’s Driving You Crazy?

I just had a wonderful e-mail from one of my readers who had been looking for a job for many MANY months with no success. At least not the type of success he thought he was looking for! Basically he (let’s call him Jim) started his job search because he was miserable with his current […]

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Will My “Attitude Problems” Hurt My References?

Dear Work Coach, I came across your blog this morning and have spent the last hour reading the various posts and your comments.  I have found some interesting reader queries, and thought that I would see if you could offer any suggestions, from your experiences, regarding my dilemma about my boss and any possible future references. Since […]

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Zen and the Art of Being a Receptionist (and Other Under-Appreciated Jobs)

As far as I know there are no colleges or college majors preparing soon-to-be graduates for hot reception jobs. And yet many of us have held that honorable and often under-appreciated title of receptionist. I’ve done it – even after I had my MBA – when I was between jobs and needed extra money. I […]

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Do I Have to Suck Up to My Boss to Get Promoted?

Dear Work Coach, I read your blog and it makes an interesting read. I am looking for some answers. I hope you can help me. I have been working for more than 3 yrs in my company. I joined from a fresher level to go on to become one of the leads (though not on […]

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10 Two-Letter Words Critical to a Successful Career

Campbell Soup CEO has great career advice for recent graduates or anyone at any point of their career…10 little words can make a big difference

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Why Temp Jobs May Be Your Job Search Answer

As someone who’s used temp jobs and free-lance work to get myself to better jobs, I’m a huge advocate of the power of this simple no-risk-to-either-side method

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Negotiating Job Salary: You Mean You Have to Ask?

One of the hardest things for many working people to get a handle on – especially women – is how to negotiate for what they want and deserve. Like…raises.

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How Do I Get My First Information Technology Job?

I graduated with my IT degree 2 years ago and have been trying to break in since then. All I want to do is start from the bottom, yet the bottom won’t take me.

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