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Monthly Archives: December 2009

New Year’s Resolutions

I'm making only one New Year's resolution this year. I suggest you do the same. My resolution is to not make any resolutions this year. Why? Because New Year's resolutions don't work. Research shows that 80% of all people who make resolutions fall off the wagon by Valentine's Day. I'm not surprised by this statistic, […]

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Is it the Economy or is it You?

I went to a holiday party last night and caught up with a few neighbors who have daughters around the same age. One neighbor’s daughter graduated this year and is gainfully employed as a nurse and another has a daughter who will be graduating in June. She has two offers in hand and has chosen […]

Posted in Job Searching


Interview Tips on How to Be “Perceived” as 10 Years Younger than You Really Are on an Interview

I recently came across an excerpt from Stephen Viscusi’s book, Bulletproof your Job. Steve doesn’t sugar coat anything here. He just calls it as he sees it. Read the entire article and use the parts you agree with to improve your chances of getting hired in this tough economy, where perception is reality. How old […]

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Knowing When It’s Time to Fold

Rumor has it that Tiger Woods’ wife is filing for divorce right after the holidays. I can’t say I blame her. She is the one who will have to look her kids in the eyes for the next 20, 40 or even 60 years and explain her decision. You see, trust has been broken (ok, in […]

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How to Reduce Stress This Holiday Season

I don't know about you, but it's only December 9th and I'm exhausted. The stress of the holidays is enough to make a grown woman call a caterer. I think the people who celebrate Christmas are a bit more fortunate as you guys only have one day to plan for. Try figuring out how to […]

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Does Your Recent College Grad Really Need Another Sweater This Christmas?

How many of you are struggling to figure out what to give your child, who is a recent grad, for the holidays this year? High up on their lists might be items like i-phones, Kindles and perhaps even cold hard cash. If you pick items from this list, chances are they won’t even remember what […]

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Pay Parity

I picked up a copy of People magazine the other day only to find out that in many cases, there is still the perception that men are worth more than women. Gheez fellows, you would think in the year 2009, we'd have put this behind us, but pay differences still exist. Here is a shiny […]

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