Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sep 15

Why September is performance review time

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Performance reviews are intimidating, frustrating and worrisome — in December. In September? Not so much. But, the dirty little secret about performance appraisals is that by the time you get your performance review in December, your actual performance rating (the rating determines your pay increase and bonus…) was already determined sometime in October, before your […]

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Sep 13

What job skills will you practice?

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

I’m reminded by Alexandra Levitt that practice makes perfect. Lots of practice. In Outliers, she reminds me (a book I read!) that to get seriously good at what you do, you need to practice at least ten thousand hours. Ten thousand. In Outliers, there are many examples of this in action, including the diversity of […]

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Sep 07

5 phone interview mistakes you must not make

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Phone interviews are the classic next step after successfully submitting your resume for a job. People blow the phone interview all the time — sometimes before they even have the telephone interview scheduled. Making any of these five mistakes for your phone interviews can doom the chances of moving on to the face-to-face job interview […]

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