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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Why is Gen X Being Ignored…Again?

Lots of buzz on-line and in the media regarding how the recession is impacting Boomers and Gen Y. But what about Gen Xers? Why is this sector of the workforce being ignored? Are people thinking that if we don't talk about this group then perhaps they will continue to stay in their roles as if […]

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Help Wanted: Tech Wizard

Boy do I wish I worked in an office where I could find a twenty-something year old to tutor me in Photoshop Elements 6.0 for the Mac. This is the software that is supposed to be much easier to use than Photoshop. I'm just thanking my lucky stars that my income doesn't depend on learning […]

Posted in Boomers


Image Matters

Perhaps you’ve spent the last four years of your life living in yoga pants. Or the suits in your closet have all “shrunk.” Or maybe you are a recent college graduate who is in the process of converting their wardrobe from College Chic to Business wear. Image matters, particularly when you are looking to stand […]

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Young People Smarter Than We Think

My nine-year old daughter checked her Passbook from her savings account and wanted to know why the bank was deducting $2 per month when they were only giving her .75 a month in interest. I couldn't come up with a logical response to her question, even with an MBA. So, she is finally going to […]

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Check Your Blackberries

Get your head out of the refrigerator! I'm talking about the "Smart" phones that make people do dumb things. Here are just a few examples: 1. People checking their blackberries and texting while driving. I cringe every time I see a car swerve and I notice the driver has their head down. Duh…do you really […]

Posted in Etiquette

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Help! Where is all the Help?

Is it me, or have others noticed there is no help to be found. I frequently go into Staples, where I'm usually able to find a few people on the sales floor to help me out. Today was a different story. The only people working were behind the registers. Makes me think I should have […]

Posted in Talent Acquisition and Retention


Job Search Mistakes Across the Generations

I am constantly amazed by the mistakes job seekers, both young and mature, make when it comes to job searching. Here are just a few. More will follow in other posts this month so be sure to come back to avoid making these mistakes. Here we go:   Treating your search like a hobby. A […]

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Five Reasons Why Doing Nothing May be the Biggest Mistake You’ll Make this Year

I know it is hard to charge forward when it feels like everything around you is coming apart. But that is exactly what you must do to move through the challenges associated with a slow economy. So here is what will happen if you choose to stand still. 1. Your ccompetitors will leave you out […]

Posted in Leadership


Let’s Do Lunch

This may look at first glance like three young people playing side by side. But they are actually communicating with one another via their Nintendo DS devices. It’s a bit scary to watch, but after a while you get used to it. Like it or not, this is the future and these people will be […]

Posted in Millennials

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