Career Corner

2010

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Career Corner: Sell Yourself

by Westcott, Russell T.

Your personal body of knowledge (BoK) differs from your résumé. A résumé focuses more on your achievements: the situation you encountered, what you did about it and what results you obtained. Your personal BoK focuses on what you know, the skills...


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Career Corner: Quality's New Role

by Hutchins, Greg

When was the last time you were at ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI)? If it has been several years, it is worth considering attending the 2011 conference in Pittsburgh. It will be a really great event....


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Career Corner: Curbing Career Fears

by Lindborg, Henry J.

Books on careers usually contain some advice on strategic thinking. They counsel getting the big picture, sometimes by applying the tools and techniques of business planning. This can be done, for example, by conducting a strengths, weaknesses...


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Career Corner: Words of Wisdom

by Whitacre, Teresa

The deadline for this column coincided with my son’s high school graduation. The advice I gave him about starting his career is applicable to everyone, no matter the stage of their career....


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Career Corner: Playing the Hiring Game

by Conklin, Joseph D.

When organizations conduct job searches and look for new employees to fill open positions, it’s likely hiring personnel feel the job market is in their favor and that there are plenty of job candidates looking for positions. Companies do, however, have...


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Career Corner: School of Hard Knocks

by Hutchins, Greg

The first thing that came to mind as I was thinking about this column was that I’d share my experiences in launching a new product and some of the hard lessons I’ve learned on pitching, almost daily, projects and solutions to customers....


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Career Corner: Ethical Excellence

by Westcott, Russell

As the first decade of the new millennium unfolds, opportunity abounds—and so does risk. We are confronted daily by a bombardment of news about undesirable human behavior. The ratio of bad news to good news weighs heavily on the average...


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Career Corner: Lesson Learned

by Lindborg, Henry J.

In fall 2009, when I remarked to university educators that a particular decision-making tool was widely used at Toyota, their response was respectful interest. When I did the same this February, a similar group laughed derisively at the comment...


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Career Corner: Right, Wrong, Good, Bad or Indifferent?

by Kulisek, Diane G.

Although the new guidance standard for social responsibility (SR), ISO 26000, will be a completely voluntary guidance standard—not a certification standard1—how best to implement and sustain the organizational behaviors it will prescribe deserves...


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Career Corner: Rise to the Top

by Whitacre, Teresa

We all hope 2010 brings better economic times. What has the economic bust taught organizations and quality professionals about weathering the storm? It’s shown us we have the tools to survive down times, restructures and reorganizations....


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Career Corner: Continuous Learning

by Conklin, Joseph D.

Since the first one was published, I have followed ASQ’s Futures Studies with great interest. In considering the speculation about the different ways in which the quality world might move, I am reminded about the usefulness of training and retraining...



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