Category: Career Building

5 Ways To Say ‘No’ Effectively | CAREEREALISM

5 Ways To Say ‘No’ Effectively | CAREEREALISM. Learning to say “no” is a great skill.  Here are some easy ways to say “no” “No” or “No thanks” “I have a policy” “I have plans” “Not Now” “I prefer to Decline rather than to a poor job”. One of my personal favorites is “That doesn’t…
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Your Team Can Smell a Rat | LinkedIn

Your Team Can Smell a Rat | LinkedIn. Yes.  Your team can smell a rat.  When you do interviews, and get feedback, if they pick up on something, listen to them. “Let’s call him Frank. He seemed so sincere, so talented, so driven. When I met him on a business trip—my former CEO and I—I…
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3 of the Most Dreaded Words in Business | LinkedIn

3 of the Most Dreaded Words in Business | LinkedIn. Certain words capture our attention like a flashing red alert. The words seem innocuous enough and are used often, but they make us stop all other activities. There are others that make us pause, but these three are to work, what the phrase, “we need…
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Know Yourself

How well do you know yourself?  Do you know your strengths and weaknesses?  Do you know what you really like to do, and what you don’t like to do?  Do you know what things you do well, and what things you don’t do well?  What things do you think you do poorly, that others think…
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Life Is About Learning

One of the very real conclusions that I’m coming to is that life is about learning.  To move forward in a career or in life, you have to learn constantly, and acquire new skills.  Now, that said, most people probably don’t quit their daytime job after getting an MBA to buy a CarePatrol Franchise, and…
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Why Productive People Work On Sundays | LinkedIn

Why Productive People Work On Sundays | LinkedIn. I found out while I was in school for my MBA that I need about 1 day a week to rest, and another day each week to prep for the week ahead.  For me, that day is frequently on Sunday.  I get my head screwed on, focus…
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Stop Using These 30 Phrases At Work! | LinkedIn

Stop Using These 30 Phrases At Work! | LinkedIn. Oh my gosh!  I love this article. Some of  these phrases drive me up a wall. Going forward Drill-down End of play Touch base It’s on my radar No brainer Best of breed Low hanging fruit Reach out Dive deeper Think outside the box Positive momentum…
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How to Self-Promote without Being a Jerk | LinkedIn

    How to Self-Promote without Being a Jerk | LinkedIn. From the Article: Acknowledge others. State your accomplishments in terms of how you have helped others. If you have clients, list the ways they have benefitted from working with you. If you volunteer, be proactive in supporting your favorite non-profits. When your team wins, give…
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Gender pay gap: The familiar line that “women make 77 cents to every man’s dollar” simply isn’t accurate. – Slate Magazine

 Gender pay gap: The familiar line that “women make 77 cents to every man’s dollar” simply isn’t accurate. – Slate Magazine. “How many times have you heard that “women are paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men”? Barack Obama said it during his last campaign. Women’s groups say it every…
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5 Things You Have to Unlearn to Succeed at Work | LinkedIn

5 Things You Have to Unlearn to Succeed at Work | LinkedIn. This is an interesting article on the 5 things that the author says you have to unlearn to succeed at work.  What do you think that those things should be?  I’m not sure about the gaming at work, but I have seen some…
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