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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Safe Havens?

Is there such a thing as a safe haven for workers in today's economy? Newsweek seems to think so. Click here to to read Ten Companies that Won't Cut Jobs.  If you've got companies that you'd like to add to the list please do so in the comments section. 

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Is the Economy Helping Us to Get Along Better?

Are the generations learning to get along better at work? Or is the economy creating a diversion for the conflict that exists? It seems like young and old both realize that to survive we must all be rowing in the same direction. Of course it would have been nice to learn this lesson without all […]

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Is it Too Late to Save Your Career?

Jobs Postings Magazine recently published an article titled, Will the Internet Wreck Your Job Hunt? Why should this concern you? A survey by CareerBuilder found 63% of hiring managers have admitted to not hiring someone based on the information they found online. Have you Googled yourself lately? Anything shocking come up? Does your profile more closely reflect who you were in […]

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Wanted: Recent Job Search Success Stories

On Thursday, March 12th I will be presenting a keynote speech on  5 Things You NEED to Know to Get the Job You Want for the Boston Women's Network Living Your Hire Purpose . Please pass the word on to people you know who would benefit from attending this event. As you have probably figured out […]

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Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Training?

I had the pleasure of spending the day at a fancy bowling alley in Boston. I have to say, I was a bit surprised that I had to leave my credit card at the front desk while my children bowled. Did they think we would run out the door wearing those fancy bowling shoes? As I settled […]

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How I see it

I finally couldn't take it anymore. It seems like I'm receiving calls and e-mails on a daily basis from people sharing their horrific stories about the way companies are treating them on the way out. So I decided to do something about it. I wrote an Op-ed piece to Mass High Tech Employees May be […]

Posted in Layoffs

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View from the Frontlines on Managing Millennials

I received an e-mail this morning from a subscriber to this blog regarding yesterday’s posting on Why the Recession May be a Good Thing. I thought it was too good not to share. So, with her permission, here it is: Hi there – Your predictions are spot on for our three millennials!  They were very […]

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Could this Recession be a Good Thing?

I wouldn't wish this economy on anyone. But it's here so we might as well look at what some of the positive outcomes might be, particularly for the Millennials since they never worked in an economy like this. Here are my predictions. The demands for salaries, that in no way reflect the value young people […]

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