Career Corner

2007

Career Corner: Managing a Multigenerational Workforce

by Whitacre, Teresa

Those who manage staff know how difficult it can be. People bring their different personalities to a group, along with varied personal, educational and professional backgrounds....



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Career Corner: Turning the Tables: Six Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

by Conklin, Joe

Time is at a premium when you’re interviewing for a new job. You should expect the hiring organization to invest considerable time sizing you up. But you might...


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Career Corner: Use Business Cards Effectively

by Westcott, Russell T.

I'm shocked at the number of people who don't carry a business card. Even more amazing are those who don't even have cards....


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Career Corner: The New Job Security

by Hutchins, Greg

Security is an international issue that crosses borders. In today's asymmetric war on terrorism, everyone and everything are possible targets....


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Career Corner: Adapt to Today's Risk Based Environment

by Lindborg, Hank

Not long ago, during a discussion about innovation, a nontraditional student of mine told me that if my ideas were more than 18 months old, they were probably out of date....


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Career Corner: Full-Time Quality Manager or Part-Time Quality Consultant?

by Kulisek, Diane

As companies become leaner and the workforce becomes older, it seems the use of highly qualified quality assurance consultants would be an attractive alternative to hiring full-time regular quality managers....


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Career Corner: Behavioral Interviewing--Find Your Star

by Teresa Whitacre

One of the newer trends in interviewing job candidates is to use behavioral interviewing techniques. When I was first exposed to behavioral interviewing, I was unsure and skeptical....


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Career Corner: The Making of a Knowledge Worker

by Hutchins, Greg

Add value, become indispensable, be willing to be itinerant, and you will prosper.

This is the story of Dan Sawyer. Sawyer is an expert in the emerging areas of engineering and technology governance and the application of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to technology....


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Career Corner: Get Around the Box

by Conklin, Joe

Thinking outside the box can be crucial to business success. But career success sometimes depends on getting around the box - and here I'm referring to the boxes on the organization chart....


Completed Staff Work Revisited

by Westcott, Russ

The principle of completed staff work gives your bosses what they need to do their jobs....


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Career Corner: Get Rid of Clutter

by Lindborg, Hank

Futurist John Naisbitt focused on 11 purposeful cognitive tools that contribute to successful anticipation of and adjustment to change. No. 10 is about leveraging quality: "Don't add unless you subtract," Naisbitt says....


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Career Corner: Has Information About Quality Become a Liability?

by Kulisek, Diane

While having lunch with a good friend not long ago, I gained unique insight into a very real concern for those of us in the quality profession and the organizations we work with....



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