Sunday, October 26, 2014
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You can learn a lot in college, but you may not come away with all the skills you need to succeed in the world of work.
Does asking for a pay raise make you nervous?
"How much vacation time do I get?"
Q: A manager who reports to me is creating a lot of problems.
If you’re in your senior year and not sure what type of job you want after graduation, you might want to consider a job in the transportation industry.
From now until the end of the year, other dispensers of workplace advice will bombard you with monumentally stupid tips on how to behave at work during the holidays.
Across the nation this month, businesses are rallying their employees and customers in the fight against breast cancer. For some owners, the cause is personal and workplace participation is that much more rewarding.
The businesswoman sitting across the table from me at the luncheon talked with her mouth full and food tumbled onto her plate. Around the table, one person stifled a giggle. Another grimaced noticeably.
Exaggerating the truth or outright lying on resumes isn’t unusual, but that doesn’t mean it’s an effective way to advance your career.
Cecelia Fitzgibbon puts a lot of stock in being Irish -- she even credits it for helping her succeed at fund raising -- an increasingly important part of her job as president of Moore College of Art & Design. "I've found that being Irish is extremely helpful in raising money," she told me during our Leadership Agenda interview published in Monday's Philadelphia Inquirer.
Do your leadership skills generate the results you desire?
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