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TalentCulture | July 31, 2014

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Performance Reviews: Like Bad High School Movies: #TChat Recap

January 5, 2012 | 8

It’s like a bad high school movie — where one clique picks on another less popular clique. But in this movie, it’s not the popular kids who taunt the geeky ones. No, in this movie the still popular kids are … Read More

Beauty is Pain: An Overlooked Discrimination

October 17, 2011 | 22

While much said and written about discrimination due to race, religion, disability, and gender in general, the bias for and against beauty is often overlooked in the world of work. It’s worth closer inspection by leaders and others in today’s workplace…Read More

Conscious Communication in an Info-Overloaded World

September 27, 2011 | 1

Poor communication creates frustration and can make for inefficient interactions, inevitably leading to stress or the monkey mind of coulda, shoulda, woulda whether at work or at home.Read More

Create an Unsinkable Resume

September 9, 2011 | 10

Alicia Arenas’ recent TalentCulture post, Business Leaders: Go Niche or Go Home resonated!

Arenas says that entrepreneurs must “choose a target market.” Similarly, job seekers must zero in on their target reader, and then laser-focus their words … Read More

Career Existentialism And Its Affect On Organizations

August 24, 2011 |

On my blog I’m constantly encouraging leaders to build and develop their people. It’s an absolute essential to create a positive culture that is engaging and profitable. It positions organizations to become an employer of choice which attracts … Read More

7 Personal Tune-Ups for Tough Times

August 20, 2011 | 15

We had lunch last weekend with friends we had not seen for quite some time. My former co-worker’s spouse looked at me, as I was now more than 20 months away from the corporate world in which she’s … Read More

Business Leaders Go Niche or Go Home

August 12, 2011 | 7

A friend asked me this question: “If you could give a client only one piece of advice, what would it be?” Easy answer: Choose a target market.

On the one hand, it seems to make sense … Read More

Why You’re Always the Interviewee and Never Hired

August 1, 2011 | 5

I just finished interviewing potential hires for two open positions at my company, and I was reminded why I founded Come Recommended in the first place.

Back in 2009 when Come Recommended launched, it was a professional … Read More

Sharing Accomplishments: Make Self-Promotion Easier

July 23, 2011 | 12

I received a career-oriented email recently featuring an article for introverts on overcoming challenges in  job seeking and career advancement. Two days later, I attended a regional conference on innovation where a presenter remarked that Midwestern entrepreneurs are generally … Read More

Are Dream Jobs A Reality? #TChat Preview

July 19, 2011 |

Originally posted by Charles Purdy, one of #TChat’s moderators, on MonsterThinking Blog

The term “dream job” means different things to each of us — and for many job seekers right now, a dream job would be any job.

But when … Read More