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What Does It Mean to “Just Show Up”?

by James Altucher I was fired. I asked for one more week to finish what I was working on but my boss said, “No. Clear out of here in the next hour.” I don’t know why I was fired. Other people weren’t. But I think my boss didn’t like me. So I got depressed. I …
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Do You Need to Switch Jobs?

                    Do You need to Switch Jobs to Advance Your Career? By Joel Peterson, Chairman, JetBlue Airways Given how much time most of us devote to our work, we want it to have meaning. Instead of just plugging away at jobs day in and out, we want careers. …
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Could a robot do your job?

As a personal care aide, Marcia Olson spends 35 hours a week cooking, cleaning, giving insulin shots or just spending time with her elderly client. “Anybody can do this job, but it isn’t for everybody,” says the 61-year-old Olson, who has been a care aide for 23 years. It’s a hard job, but rewarding, she …
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Need to Score on a Job, call in the “Coach”

Can you imagine an Olympic athlete or a top performer in any competitive field, or serious pursuit, where a coach, consultant or mentor is not engaged to achieve excellent results? That is why sports coaches, fitness coaches, executive coaches, career coaches, sales coaches, life coaches and experts are sought. They provide the strategy, tactics and …
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Why Being Interviewed First Can Mean Coming in “Last”

One of the often overlooked elements of successful interviewing is timing. Bad timing can occur when your interview is scheduled too early in the interview process of the company. Many candidates want to rush in and interview as soon as possible, and this can be a big mistake. There is a noticeable disadvantage of being …
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The Job Interview Trap, “Tell me about yourself.”

by Howard J Cattie, Founder and Head Coach of CareerOyster   “Tell me about yourself?” One of the most common questions in a job interview, yet most commonly fumbled is the question, “Tell me about yourself ?” Yet this is the easiest answer for someone to present in an interview. The question often arises because the …
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What is the most important question you should ask in the interview?

By Howard J. Cattie, Jr., Founder and Head Coach, CareerOyster When I asked many job seekers which questions are most important in the interview, there are many answers which come out such as: Why is this position open? Is this a new position or a replacement? What are you looking for in this position? What are …
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Everyone needs a “Resume Coach”

Can you imagine any competition, serious endeavor, an Olympic athlete or top performer in any field where a coach, consultant or mentor is not employed to achieve excellent results? That is why sports coaches, fitness coaches, executive coaches, sales coaches, life coaches and experts are sought. They provide the strategy, tactics and best practices to …
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