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Do What Scares You After A Job Loss

Who doesn’t love a puppy with their funny little run, wagging tails and slobbery kisses?  They are so cute, aren’t they? A long time ago, I was one of the few people on the planet who did not like puppies. Actually I was terrified of dogs. Any size, any kind.  It didn’t matter if they [...]

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When It Comes To Resumes, Content Is Critical

Christmas at our house was a big deal when we were growing up.  Who am I kidding?  It’s still a big deal to me and Hubby knows it.  He has a hard time trying to live up to the expectations established by my family, particularly my grandmother. Grandma always gave good gifts. I mean REALLY [...]

Chocolate Cake Slice with Raspberries

Practice Makes Perfect

“You are a ROCK STAR!” read the text from my PR guy.  Yes, PR people have PR people – it’s a real thing; look it up. “That was awesome; you did great!” read an email from someone else.  “I can’t wait to watch the video,” said Hubby, who happened to miss the entire thing. I [...]

Hands and phones

The Age of Relevance

When it comes to hiring, it seems like there’s still a lot of discussion about age.  Perception is that younger candidates are being chosen over older more experienced ones. This leaves the older candidates perplexed, without work, wondering what happened. Theories I’ve read include the obvious age discrimination, and that older workers are not competitive [...]

Sandals Drying on Clothesline

Eleven Things Never To Wear To Work

The sun is shining, trees are beginning to bud and my calendar says March. I don’t know about you, but that screams “spring” to me.  Yet one step outside and I realize looks can be deceiving.  The Polar Vortex has not completely left. So I here I sit in my cashmere sweater and Ugg boots [...]