Help, I hate my job!

This is something I hear all too often from my clients.  By the time most of us are uncomfortable enough to take action, things on the work front are pretty grim.  They’re stressed all the time, Mondays feel like poison, and they have to sit in the parking lot and talk themselves into those last…

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Likability and leadership

Have you ever had a boss who said things like, “I’m in this manage, not to be liked?”  If so, chances are pretty good that you actually didn’t like that boss, and, further, didn’t find that person to be an especially good boss.  This is because people who like their supervisors tend to find those…

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Illegal Interview Questions

Illegal interview questions Okay, let’s wrap up Interview Month with how to identify and handle illegal questions.   The hard part is that what’s legal to ask varies a little from state to state.  In most places in the US, in fact, it’s employment discrimination against LGBTQ folks is perfectly legal.  This means, unfortunately, that…

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What to Wear to an Interview

Dressing for an interview can be tricky.  Here are some tips to let you choose your outfit with confidence. One of the confusing aspects of interview outfits is that a lot of what’s appropriate depends on your industry.  If you’re in finance, for instance, a conservative suit is clearly the way to go, but what…

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