Monthly Archives: May 2011

May 23

3 dangers from unclear goals

By Scot Herrick | Job Skills

SMART Goals are foundational for all clear and unambiguous goals. If constructed correctly — and if they represent your work and not something driven by corporate that doesn’t care about your work. In other words, even though goals may look SMART, they are not. When your business goals are unclear, your chances of effective work […]

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May 06

Experience does not equal a job skill

By Scot Herrick | Job Skills

Experience, told by those with lots of experience, trumps everything. When angry, experienced people yell at clouds in the job market for not getting work, experience is the mantra. Not job skills. Not fitting in with the team. Not the motivation to do the work. Nope. Experience. Experience trumps everything and experienced people yelling at […]

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May 04

5 rules for phone interviews

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Phone interviews are usually the first interview done when someone decides, after looking at your resume, that you could qualify for the open job. That person decides you are “worthy” of an interview from what you have on your resume — your experience, job skills and results. Just as the resume won’t land you the […]

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May 02

3 reasons workplace negotiations fall apart

By Scot Herrick | Job Skills

Workplace negotiations are central to resolving conflicts at work. We all have conflicting priorities, projects, and tasks. A superior soft job skill to have is negotiating agreements to resolve conflicts. So we do. Or, we at least think we’ve negotiated a workplace agreement. Then we lose it and go all frustration over workplace negotiations that […]

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