October 2015

An unfair interview question

You might run into an unscrupulous interviewer or two who will ask an unfair interview question or two. Among the worst of the worst is when you’re interviewed for a job that doesn’t exist. You’re there…


How to Organize Your Time — part 2

You don’t need to buy an expensive paper-based or software system for getting organized. The late Charles E. Hummel, the granddaddy of the multi-billion dollar self-organization industry, offered this simple method for getting organized each…


How to Organize your Time

“You don’t always get equal pay or equal treatment, but time comes to us all in equal amounts.” Those are the words of Charles E. Hummel, the late author and historian whose classic essay, Tyranny…


How to Ask For a Raise

You are afraid to ask for a raise because you feel asking for help is akin to begging. Nothing is further from the truth. Have you ever heard the saying, “it never hurts to ask?”…


Email mistakes and how to fix them

I discussed e-mail etiquette on Your Career Service several months ago. Advice was offered about  when to use e-mail or snail mail, and how to sign off your e-mail. Today’s post about e-mailing for business and in…


Self-Employment

After being told to clean our their desks one too many times, many job hunters opt for self-employment. Being self-employed—especially with a home-based business—is a huge change in your lifestyle. How sweet it is to…


Living in the Now

Donald Trump credits much of his success to living in the now. “I try to learn from the past,” writes trump in his best selling book, The Art of The Deal, “ but I plan…


Office Gossip

The headline of a recent article in the New York Post screams, “Gossip drives workers to distraction.” The story was about the most common breaches of workplace etiquette among fellow employees, according to a survey…


Just Say “Yes”

Author Elizabeth Gilbert is back with another book she says will help get your creative mojo back. Some of her advice should be of interest to job hunters, sales people, and careerists of all stripes….


Change Your Thinking

When it comes to a personality makeover, you first need to consider what you were born into. Your personality right now is the result of your social conditioning. You are the product of your early…