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Interviewing: The Secrets of Success

There I was sitting across the little table facing a 10 year old boy who was nervously struggling to answer a simple question – “why do you want to work here?”  I was an interviewer for the 5th grade Junior Achievement BizTown, a full-day business simulation where the kids take…

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Social Media Explained

About a hundred years ago someone first used the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words”.  Today, when you Google the phrase “social media explained” the first entry is a bunch of images, including this one:          Three Ships MediaDoes that clear everything up for you?   Perhaps we Darden…

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Expect the Unexpected

Our recent vacation took an unexpected turn when my husband came down with the flu. Unfortunately, it was also our last day in Colorado, the day he’d promised to take our 10 and 12 year-old sons skiing.  They’d been stuck in ski school for two days and…

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Seven Habits (of Highly Effective Job Seekers)

You may have picked up the news in July of Steven Covey’s passing.  The well-known author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, first published in 1989, was considered a pioneer in the self-help genre.  “This was one of the first books in recent times that…

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Remote Control Your Career and Life

Summer is the typical time of vacations, taking a break to relax, unwind, catch up on reading, travel, and often just “chill out”.  My family added a new ritual to our summer this year, a “sleep away” camp for our eleven year old son.  A rite of passage for many…

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