Monthly Archives: March 2010

Mar 25

How to manage your 401(k)

By Scot Herrick | Personal Finance

For most people, a 401(k) is an excellent financial tool which helps them save for retirement without having to pay taxes on either their contributions or their investment gains. While investing in a 401(k) is an excellent idea and an efficient way to build long term wealth, not properly managing the account can be devastating […]

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Mar 24

Is HR Dead?

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

In the span of my career, so far, I’ve always had this ambivalent attitude towards the people that work in HR departments. Not their professionalism, though some didn’t have much of it (and neither do some people in every department in a company…). Not their work ethic as many worked long hours. Not their ability […]

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Mar 21

Sharing Sunday, March 21, 2010

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Here’s a look at some great writing for your reading pleasure… Five Things that Help New Work Pioneers Make Real Change Christine Livingston is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers on the workplace and what we need from our corporate experiences. In this article, she takes a great look at how we can figure […]

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Mar 16

SMART Goals: Your first quarter update

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

SMART Goals are foundational for many performance reviews. Yet too many of us, managers included, carefully work through building our SMART Goals, making sure they hit all the criteria, start off working to complete them…and then forget them and work with the latest and the loudest. That can kill your performance review. SMART Goals are […]

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Mar 04

The Holy Grail of Job Search

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Yesterday, I was helping a client with her resume. Let me tell you, resume rules suck. Should it be one page, two pages or more? Should it be formatted this way or that way? Should we talk about skills one way or another? We worked through it, though, and she will do fine. But it […]

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Mar 02

How to build a broad business network

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Research consistently shows that your business network is the best way to find a job. Then, there is the best of the best: getting a recommendation from an employee in your network that is inside your target company. This makes sense: a person already in the organization knows the potential candidate and will put their […]

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