Monthly Archives: December 2007

Dec 29

Corporate Speak at its best

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

One of the most important skills to develop as a Cubicle Warrior is learning to interpret Corporate Speak, that specialized language businesses use to tell you everything is OK while they are scrambling like mad. Understanding Corporate Speak, both for what is said and what is not said, will give you a great feel for […]

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Dec 27

Penelope was fired today

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

One of my great heroes on the Internet was fired from Yahoo! Finance today. Penelope Trunk was shown the door because career management doesn’t have as high an advertising rate as does finance. And, since Yahoo! is stupid enough to package a career management column into a finance package, Penelope drags down the amount of […]

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Dec 21

The Sun Returns

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

Technically, the winter solstice is merely when the sun in the Northern hemisphere is absent the longest with the next day providing more sunlight. It is the turning of the wheel, so to speak, to a new part of the year. The winter solstice has always been my favorite day of winter. It is because […]

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Dec 15

Laid Off — an update

By Scot Herrick | Personal Finance

Just an update to my Laid Off — a new journey begins week. After both my wife and I were laid off, my brother-in-law (who lives with us in the “brother-in-law” unit of our house) experienced his own life-changing moment. In the words of my wife, Kate: Ok, so as most of you know, I […]

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Dec 14

Laid Off — 4 AM conversations

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Even though one is a Cubicle Warrior and totally prepared for the layoff…the emotions don’t seem to want to follow along. Sure, intellectually, you know what is happening, you know why it is happening, and perhaps you are even glad you are getting laid off. Intellectually, you are ready. And then you put your glasses […]

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Dec 05

Career Management Communication

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Jason Alba asked a good question: how does the importance of career management get communicated to people? Ignoring the tactical aspects of career management, I think the importance of career management is communicated all of the time. What isn’t working is people seeing the success of their career management planning and implementation. But communication happens: […]

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