201907.01
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Fundamental Job Search Advice

I have read many online comments from frustrated job-seeking applicants. In particular, the complaints seem to focus on certain themes: (1) employers do not “give people without the exact set of skills or background ‘a chance’”; (2) applicants feel like they are communicating with a “void,” with little or no feedback; and (3) employers are “overly…

201903.15
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The Rules of Mentoring

Whether you are in charge of an official mentoring program in your company, have been asked to serve as a mentor, or are interested in being mentored, it is important to know the rules of engagement. Here they are: According to Dictionary.com a mentor is a “wise and trusted counselor or teacher” or “an influential…

201902.18
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Striated Levels of “Diversity”​

I was recently talking to my teenage daughter about colleges. I told her that a diverse campus would enhance her college experience and suggested that perhaps she would be more comfortable in a co-ed college where many ethnicities, races, nationalities were represented. She responded that she didn’t think diversity was all that important to her. I…

201901.17
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About that “No-Jerks” Policy …

It has been called many names, from the “no-jerk” policy to the “no a-holes” rule. Companies like Uber and Netflix have committed to a warm, open corporate culture, so they have decided on a new approach to mean people: get rid of them. The trouble? So-called jerks can offer outstanding ideas and actually enrich those around them. Don’t they…