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As I sit down this morning at my computer to plan a set of articles, I look online at the local paper's stories regardng unemployment. If you're not careful, it will discourage you. In a society fueled by the never…
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A local columnist wrote me to ask for my input about following up after the job interview. He wants to know how to provide some feedback on how to follow up after they don’t get the job. What can they…
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A local reporter who asks for my input to emails he receives sent me a question from a reader. Her husband was fired over a year ago from his job for a safety violation. She clearly feels that politics were…
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We often talk about having a balanced with respect to our lives. I've taught this also in my coaching. For the record, I divide my life wheel into seven categories: Family, Career, Spiritual, Financial, Social, Physical, and Personal Development. Ideally,…
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I received a question the other day regarding a gentleman who was having trouble finding work. He had been working from home at the beginning of the year and had interviewed for a position with a large company. After being…
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A recent article in the Charlotte Observer noted that there is a large gap between minority applicants and white applicants in terms of success in finding jobs as well as just the general unemployment rate. The unemployment rate in the…
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With the economy slogging along, and more people competing for fewer jobs, many are concerned about whether they are at a disadvantage when competing with others. This appears to me to affect "older" workers more than most others. Many are…
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Earlier this week, Bank of America announced that they will be laying off 30,000 workers! That's a mind boggling number to many. Also, a fourth "green-energy" company touted by President Obama has filed for bankruptcy. One of those four, Solyndra,…
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As you may be aware, I like to encourage folks to pursue their passions, and to find ways to find an audience. Such an opportunity has come up for me for my coaching, but I need your help. It should…
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I started this article with respect to identifying how one can pursue self-employment in a seemingly crowded niche, but this really is applicable to anyone. If you are looking for work and competing for a position, the tips in this…
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You're happily (sort of) working along when you get the news that your job is going to end in two weeks. What now? The man who receives this notice is actually thrilled (mostly) with this idea. The job has gotten…
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I have come to believe that one of the most limiting statements today is "I'll think about it." Apparently, it's a lot easier than just saying no for some people, but the result is just the same. The sad part…
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