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Published on: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Looking to Find Your Passion? Here’s How to Recognize the Real Thing

Posted By: Erika Andersen
Filed Under: job search, erika andersen, career passion
 
Until fairly recently in human history, people ended up doing the jobs their parents did. Mom and dad were farmers? You'll be a farmer. Dad was a stonemason? Here's your chisel. Mom was a weaver? Hope you can work a loom. The idea that having a "passion" for something would be a reasonable justification for making a career out of it is a recent human invention, and it's only been in the past few generations that anyone but the very rich and privileged have had the luxury of considering "passion" as a factor in career selection.

 

Published on: Monday, July 07, 2014

How to Have Friends at Work When You’re the Boss

Posted By: Peter Bregman
Filed Under: leadership, peter bregman, work place friendships, work place culture
 
Girish* is a client of mine who runs a 500-million-dollar business. He gets stellar reviews and is seen as a high potential successor to the CEO.

But he has a friend problem.

Several of his direct reports are close friends and he doesn't hold them accountable in the same way he does his other direct reports. Often, they don't do what he asks. And they aren't delivering the results he expects. It's hurting his business and his reputation.

 

Published on: Thursday, July 03, 2014

Our Independence Allows Freedom to Network for Everyone’s Benefit

Posted By: Mark Anderson
Filed Under: mark anderson, networking, goals, independence
 
Tomorrow is Independence Day, and as I reflect upon what that means, I came up with freedom to live as one wishes, opportunity, fairness and equality for all. These ideals and the men and women who sacrificed to provide them to all of us is precious to Americans.

 

Published on: Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The Perfect Time to Ramp Up Your Search

Posted By: Mark Anderson
Filed Under: mark anderson, job search, interviewing, don weintraub
 
By now, the school year has ended for millions of children across the country. Having been a student for over 20 years myself, and having two sons who were in school for over 20 years, for most of my life I've viewed June as a "year-end month," a sentiment that many Americans also hold

 

 
As part of ExecuNet membership, I conduct a bi-weekly teleconference called Six-Figure Hotline where members call in to ask the questions keeping them up at night, and to gain market and trend insight from the career experts who join me in talking about issues that are important to executives today.

In one such teleconference, I was joined by Ford Myers, an executive career coach, and a member asked us, "Because of the challenges of being unemployed in this job market, I accepted a job at a lower salary than I had been making. When I do look again, how do I get my next employer to compensate me based on what I had been making?"

 

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