Monthly Archives: July 2007

Jul 31

Negotiating the Offer

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

When pursuing an new position, it’s great to get an offer. The time you’ve spent so far is to get to the position of having an offer presented to you by your prospective employer or new manager. But, it’s not over yet. Once an offer is presented, there is, in fact, a whole set of […]

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Jul 30

Job Hunting via Blogs

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

If you are a Cubicle Warrior and write a blog, don’t be surprised if a recruiter comes knocking at your cube wall. Recruiters and hiring managers, of course, will put your name in a search engine and see what they can find out about you. But if you have a blog, they will go further […]

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Jul 24

Writing Reviews – Feedback

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

In this series on writing performance reviews, we’ve looked at understanding your review document and how to develop and understand your goals that will form the basis of your performance review. When do we get to writing the review, Scot? Not yet. You see, your objective is to make the review as brainless (read: good) […]

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Jul 23

Writing Reviews: Goals

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

It’s coming up on that time of year – have you written your performance review yet? I’m trying to help out a bit by offering suggestions on how to write your performance review. Most companies will give you goals and that is what I’ll look at in this post. Goals usually constitute a good percentage […]

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Jul 17

What’s Your Mission Statement?

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

This is a real summary of a company’s business: XYZ Consulting, the first XXX company who offers consultant in career management, is interested in assisting it`s partners in increasing their efficiency by maximizing individual and organizational performances. And we offer solutions in organizational development (Executive Search, Assessment, Development & Training Centers, consultant in developing career […]

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Jul 17

Recovering from a Layoff

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

  This past weekend, I attended a great party with tons of food, great conversation, and reacquainted with old contacts. The occasion? A house warming and get together of people who had been laid off at my wife’s old work place about three months ago. Naturally, a lot of the talk was centered around jobs, […]

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Jul 12

E-mail Ouch!

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

You’d think high end IT companies would have this technology stuff down cold. Not. Check this out from CIO Magazine’s article about Intel’s battle with information overload Knowledge workers spend about 20 hours a week doing e-mail, and one-third of that e-mail is useless,” explains Zeldes. Worse, 70 percent of e-mail gets handled within six […]

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Jul 11

Enough Projects Already

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

One of the things I have been working on this week is moving my projects to MindManager with “next actions” being placed into my “Getting Things Done” tracking system, a software programs called GTD Tracks. I had my projects in GTD Tracks, but after using it for a bit, the projects were just disjointed — […]

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Jul 10

Networking for Shy People

By Scot Herrick | Business Networking

What do you think of doing networking? If you’re like me, it was hard. Hard, because even though I can be in “entertainment” mode, I’m actually a pretty shy guy and the thought of just going out and networking just doesn’t appeal to me. But, some things have helped over time. First, learning that “networking” […]

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Jul 09

If You Promise: Deliver

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

This weekend, my stepson offered to cook my wife and I dinner — if I were to help. I gladly accepted the offer because he is eight years old and would need the help. Plus, he would learn a bit about cooking. Of course, this offer and acceptance was in the morning and the cooking […]

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Jul 02

Innovation versus Invention

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

The rage, of course, is innovation in business. Innovate or die. Or something like that. While I’ve thought innovation can be something that is done to improve a product or process, most of innovation has focused on breakthrough products — the iPhone was released this weekend, for example — to the detriment of less newsworthy […]

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