Monthly Archives: March 2008

Mar 31

SMART Goal Setting — Time Bound

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

In this series on goal setting using the traditional “SMART” methodology, the “T” represents “time-bound” for the goal. Or, in short: no date, no goal. Time-bound goals help provide a sense of urgency to the goal, a sense that it is important and needs to be completed. The uncertainty of business taints this ideal, however. […]

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Mar 28

The Cube Rules Secret is Out

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

It should be no surprise that part of blogging is to attend industry conferences about…blogging. I rarely note all of the rarefied goings on at these conferences to my readers as they are usually not about career management, but for this one I’m making an exception. You see, this conference isn’t about blogging; it’s about […]

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Mar 26

Do More With Less?

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Last week I had the privilege of speaking to the Seattle-land Help Desk Northwest, dedicated to sharing ideas for customer service excellence. My topic: 7 Strategies for Doing More With Less. It’s timely. The seventh strategy is this one: Confront the Ugly. Confronting the Ugly simply means that, at some point, there is only so […]

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Mar 25

What is Your E-mail Response Time?

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Everyone gets e-mail and responds to it. The question is this: do you and your team have an agreed upon response time to e-mail? For some, especially in operations, it may be important to respond to e-mail hourly. For others, responding within 24-hours may be perfectly appropriate. The response time agreement is important for two […]

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Mar 06

300 job skills for knowledge workers

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Recently, I attended a class on looking for a job. There were some pretty good tips in the class, but the one I found most fascinating was the concept of “transferable skills.” Now, I know that skills are transferable between different jobs, but the number that was thrown out (yes, I’m a numbers person) was […]

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Mar 04

Questions to ask during the interview

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

In our work, finding the right fit within an organization is important, even if the organization changes every 18-months. Being able to work in a compatible environment reduces stress, improves your work, and helps elevate your career. How do you find out about the culture, management style and work environment of your potential new management […]

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Mar 03

Resumes don’t cut it anymore

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

It has come to this: even having a perfect resume for the position only nets you a one in five chance of being called for an interview. Called. Not actually getting the job. That’s the surprising statistic coming from Eve Tahminchioglu’s “How job seekers can get their foot in the door.” If a perfect candidate […]

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