Cube Rules provides advice and products for career-minded individuals working in corporate cubicles.
The subjects on the site include finding jobs, how to answer interview questions, business networking, resume tips, SMART goals, performance reviews, working with management, personal and professional branding, personal finance as it relates to careers, time management, and task management.
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Scot Herrick is the author of “I’ve Landed My Dream Job–Now What???” , a writer for the Dice.com Blogger Network, and owner of Cube Rules, LLC. CubeRules.com provides online career advice and products for workers who typically work in a corporate cubicle. Scot has a long history of management and individual contribution in multiple Fortune 100 corporations.
His corporate career has included assignments in sales, product design, project management, process engineering, workforce optimization and customer support. He has implemented individual products for customers and enterprise-wide customer relationship management systems. He has successfully managed groups of four to twenty-two people.
In 2005, Scot started sharing these hard lessons in what became CubeRules.com, a site devoted to Career Advice for knowledge workers, whom he calls Cubicle Warriors.
See the complete Scot Herrick career profile.
Dice.com Blogger Network
See all the articles here.
Top 100 Career Sites (number 20)
Cube Rules included with some good sites here.
How Social Media Helps Dinosaurs to Dance
Don’t put the cart before the horse
The purpose of resumes on Dice.com
Resumes need accomplishments. What’s an accomplishment?
Ninja Job Titles on Resumes Fail
What you won’t learn in business school: 100 cutting edge blogs
No, they don’t teach you a lot about jobs in business schools.
Boomers Next Step
I was interviewed about Cube Rules and to provide some advice for people looking for work.
Launch Summit speaker
Featured speaker at the Launch Summit on how to be successful when starting a new job in your current company or with a different company within the first 30-days.
Advice to Focus on an Interviewer’s Problems to help determine what you can do to solve current team challenges.
Top Career Site to Read
Job expert to follow on Twitter
Career Rocketeer cited myself and this site as one of the “150+ Experts on Twitter EVERY Job Seeker MUST Follow.”
Flexible Work Summit
This teleseminar featured calls over four days addressing how flexible work can be constructed and used to increase productivity. My portion, Strategies for Stretching HOW You Work, was about using SMART goals to focus on results. By focusing on results, we help flexible work environments thrive for both the employer and the employee.
Joe and Wanda on Management
CBS News, KIRO TV
Interviewed on if delaying foreclosures would help people. The article:
Upwardly Mobile: UpMo
Interviewed on the importance of networking in promoting your career. The article: Earn More Through Networking.
Quoted for a Sunday business article on “Laid off in the sinking economy? Here’s some help.”
CBS News (local and national)
When Washington Mutual was in severe trouble in October, 2008, I was interviewed by the local CBS Affiliate, KIRO TV, the evening Washington Mutual was purchased by JPMorgan Chase. There is a local video of the story, the on-line print version, and the national portion of the story.
Since I used to work for and was laid off by Washington Mutual in January, 2008, I was interviewed for how the layoff was affecting us. Since we were well prepared for the layoff, it wasn’t your typical interview. And, “if it doesn’t bleed, don’t lead,” my portion was at the end of a very long story.
Epic Living Hour Interview on Career Management
I had the great privilege of being interviewed by Eric Pennington of the Epic Living Hour. Eric asked some great questions about career management for those working in cubes, so take a listen.
My interview starts at 10-minutes into the hour. It was a lot of fun and I hope Eric’s listeners learned a lot from the interview.
Speaker at Help Desk Northwest
This group, dedicated to sharing ideas for customer service, asked Scot to speak on a critical business subject for today: doing more with less. While oriented to the help desk environment, the 7 Strategies for Doing More With Less is an appropriate theme for most departments.
Cube Rules Noted in Online Journal of Accountancy
Cube Rules: Career Management for Cubicle Warriors site was cited in the Smart Stops On the Web in the December online issue of the Journal of Accountancy. Here was the notation:
Getting lost in a cubicle corporation? Use Scot Herrick’s site to launch your career over the partitioned wall. Click the “Career Management Resources” link for articles on leadership, interviewing and working with management, or read the “30 Career Management Tips” series, which includes “Know Why You Work Where You Work,” “Network Through Change,” and “Watch What People Do, Not What They Say.” The site also features links to dozens of career management and productivity Web sites.
Write on the Sound
Write on The Sound is a conference for writers. I did a presentation on Technology for Writers on how technology can help market a writer’s work.
- It isn’t just resumes
- How to build job skills in tough times
- Preparing for a layoff
- Dealing with a layoff
- How to decide to stay or leave a position
- How company strategy can kill your career
- Why finances are critical to your career
- Why balance isn’t about life