Career Corner

2008

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Career Corner: Something Worth Catching

by Westcott, Russ

CAGS stands for capability + adaptability + growthability + sustainability. It’s a formula for success in any field....


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Career Corner: A Portable Career

by Hutchins, Greg

Technical abilities—accounting, law or engineering—get a job done but don’t necessarily support entrepreneurship. I’ve also founded a number of businesses including Greg’s Outrageous Cookie Co., a publishing business and loads of others. Greg Hutchins is...


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Career Corner: A Booming Voice

by Lindborg, Hank

According to the Yankelovich marketing firm, this generation’s essence is defined by "individuality, youth, [and] self absorption. Yankelovich CEO J. Walker Smith and Ann Clurman answer, "Boomers will age, but they won’t get old—meaning they will remain e...


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Career Corner: Laugh It Off

by Kulisek, Diane G.

Assuring quality, and laughter, might seem at diametrically opposite sides of the human behavior spectrum. Many studies and articles have been published about the benefits of laughter and humor when managing people or projects, or when trying to overcome ...


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Online Career Corner Sidebar Kulisek

by Kulisek, Diane G.

Career Corner columnist Diane Kulisek elicited humor from colleagues by asking them the preceding question. · Like pulling teeth or, for tougher tasks, like pulling teeth from an alligator. · Like “a two-pipe problem” (Sherlock Holmes quote 3 alluding to ...


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Career Corner: Turn Trauma Into Triumph

by Whitacre, Teresa

The stress of job loss affects each person differently, both physically and emotionally. The site pulls in jobs from other job boards such as Monster, CareerBuilder, Yahoo Hot Jobs, USA Jobs, and local or regional newspapers, depending on the ZIP code ent...


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Career Corner: A Ready Résumé

by Conklin, Joe

Using performance review notes is the best way to keep your résumé ready. Any notes you prepare before a performance review are fodder for updating the current job section of your résumé. After 10 minutes of cutting, pasting and editing, the part of Kostu...


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Career Corner: Do You Deserve a Raise?

by Westcott, Russell T.

Do your homework: Know what metrics your boss is measured by, the financial status of your company, the factors in the external environment that are impacting the company, your personal worth to the company (past, present and future) and how your personal...


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Career Corner: Don't Settle for Shortcuts

by Noble, Tim

Although they have been around for years, diploma mills are increasingly gaining exposure in the internet age, using technology to bombard us with offers for quick degrees that can be obtained with little or no academic effort. People who obtain degrees f...


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Career Corner: Company of One

by Hutchins, Greg

The authors offer practical tips for career and life management success. Then, I learned job success was based on project success—mastering the cost and quality sides of work. Harry Beckwith and Christine Beckwith, You, Inc.: The Art of Selling Yourself, ...


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Career Corner: Corporations Tout Social Responsibility

by Lindborg, Hank

The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award has added “governance and social responsibilities” to its leadership criteria, codes of conduct are more prevalent, and ethics has taken on new importance in corporate training and business school curricula. In ...


Career Corner: Ready, Aim, Fire

by Kulisek, Diane G.

Within an organization, the three elements and the outcome are typically something like policy + strategy + tactical plan = goal attainment. Specifically, “ready, aim, fire.” Think of this approach as you would an arrow hitting a target. You might say a w...



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