Monthly Archives: February 2008

Feb 29

Too technical to hire

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

As candidates looking for new positions, we want to show our skills for the job. And why shouldn’t we? Reading most job postings, especially in technology, you’d think that every person on the planet needs to know every single thing about every single thing for their new position. We are driven to showing our prospective […]

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Feb 28

All work and no play

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

A “congratulations on your new job” card read in Europe while we were there last week: Congratulations on your new job! You’ll be working a lot of hours, will you? Well, you know what all work and no play makes you, don’t you? An American.   Related posts: 30 Career Management Tips — Enjoy your […]

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Feb 27

I am a company

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Over at Life Optimizer, Donald Latumahina writes a great article on “How to Make Yourself Your Own Company.” It’s a great perspective. Most of us have, perhaps, thought of ourselves as “consultants” or “independent contractors” with our work, but I think that putting a “company” label on it offers up some good advantages: A company […]

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Feb 19

Do No Harm

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

The other night, my wife and I had dinner with my former manager. He has always been a student of business and provides great insight. In his last interview, he was asked by the CIO what the first priority would be upon taking over the position he was interviewing for. His answer: “Do no harm.” […]

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Feb 18

Job Interviews for Dummies

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

If you read the news, you’d think every company on the planet was laying people off. Certainly, we’ve seen a lot more people heading out for job interviews — and getting shocked at the Interview Gauntlet. So I asked Joyce Lain Kennedy, author of Job Interviews For Dummies, 3rd Edition, published in January of this […]

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