Tag Archives for " Career Management "

Apr 29

3 reasons recessions are great for careers

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

There is gloom and doom about this recession, no doubt about it. There is also understandable hardship, layoffs and destruction going on that requires our help to those affected. But recessions are career builders. Here’s three reasons. Recessions force you to make hard choices When the world is happy and all is good, it doesn’t […]

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Apr 27

The dumbest interview question

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

There are hundreds of interview questions. Few of them get to the heart of all interview questions only have three answers. But some interview questions are just dumb. My vote for the dumbest interview question: What do you see yourself doing five years from now? You know what the only answer is to this question? […]

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Apr 06

Burning bridges and career advice

By Scot Herrick | Business Networking

There is a provocative — and excellent — article from Rebecca Thorman on her Modite site called ‘Don’t burn bridges’ is bad career advice. If you think that keeping business relationships with poor managers, lousy team members and crappy companies is good career advice, you will waste a lot of energy keeping your sanity. With […]

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Jan 28

Despite recession, it might be time to move on

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

There are plenty of reasons to try and stay with your current employer. Like having a job, health insurance, stock options or restricted stock, bonuses coming, or something else that enables you to decide to stay rather than risk going. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consistently evaluate your situation. Just because companies are raining […]

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Jan 21

Breakthroughs come when pressure is highest

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

One of the fascinating aspects of business is how innovation occurs. Not that I’m in it for the products and services that companies innovate. No, I’m in it for how innovation impacts Cubicle Warriors in their careers. Most studies show that what enhances innovation the most are constraints. For example, doing “art” with no constraints […]

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Feb 14

Career Management in India — Part Two

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

This is the second guest post on career management in India from Mrityunjay Kumar, who writes about career management in India on his blog Perspectives on Career Management. Mrityunjay is a software engineer by training and a manager in an IT company by profession. I’m privileged to have Mrityunjay write two posts on career management […]

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Feb 12

Career Management in India

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

One of my guiding principles here at Cube Rules is focusing on career management for the 40-million knowledge workers across the planet, not just here in the United States where I live. I’ve consistently tried to convey these career principles using a global perspective because the career field is now a sphere. But, there’s nothing […]

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