Tag Archives: employment

Difficult Situations

The origami frog fluttered out of my  career journal. When I unwrapped and smoothed it out, it revealed notes from a work shop I had taken during graduate school that still apply today. The page read: Positive ways to handle conflict … Continue reading

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Your Professional Vocabulary

I have one phrase that burns me, and that phrase is “You are just so articulate.” Can someone please tell me what that means? I swear it is a back-handed compliment if I ever heard one. I, however, read this … Continue reading

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Can you get a job if you are under 16?

“Sonic CEO Cliff Hudson said he delivered newspapers from ages 11 to 13 but stopped after being hit by a car. He then worked on a construction site for his father’s company. Tasked with cleaning bathrooms, Hudson was unenthusiastic. His … Continue reading

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Will Work for…

Graduation season is upon us again. Walking across campus, I see young people with a little extra pep in their step. They are wide eyed and hopeful, ready to have their lives back and to make money. I was lucky … Continue reading

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Surprise Interview

On a crowded London commuter train, an early morning rider shoved and insulted a fellow passenger who got in his way. It was the kind of unfortunate and mindless moment that usually remains unresolved. But later that day, the unexpected … Continue reading

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