“I’m here to grant you three wishes…”: aka The Rule of 3 Have you ever wondered why the genie/fairy godmother, etc always grants 3 wishes when he or she emerges from their lamp or their glowing orb? The reason for this is… Read More
Born to Perform: What We Can all Learn From Bruce Springsteen The July 30th edition of the New Yorker contained a truly (to me) spectacular profile of Bruce Springsteen (and I don’t particularly care for his music; mainly because I’m not… Read More
4 Shades of Grey: Pain vs. Sensation, Desire vs. Craving Despite the popularity of E.L. James’ novel (which I have not read—the Ellen DeGeneres version was enough for me)  I’ve been thinking recently about a few shades of grey I… Read More
Tone it Up (and I’m Not Talking About Your Abdominals….Well, Kind of…) Many of you reading the above headline are probably thought this piece was going to be about the Olympics. Given the staggering variety of toned abdominals we’ve seen in recent… Read More
“Fail, fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett Recently I’ve found myself irritated (and that’s a nice way of putting it) when I see clients/friends/acquaintances who are not – as I see it—working to their potential. Luckily for… Read More
Interview Preparation: Know Yourself Originally published on Mrs. Professionalism July 17, 2012. Interview or visit to the dentist? Interview or an hour of traffic on your way home from work? Interview or working on… Read More
Advice for “Experienced” Job Seekers Let’s face it: if you’re an “experienced” job seeker, this means you’re often one of the older candidates – and being an older candidate can sometimes mean you make the… Read More
What to Do When the Silence is Deafening (Not to Mention Disheartening) Hello hello, I received the below letter from a frustrated job seeker—and it echoed the sentiments I’ve heard from a lot of you. She found my response helpful, so I… Read More
Need to Wow Your Job Interview? Here’s how! Join Frances Cole Jones, author of “How to Wow” and “The Wow Factor”, and learn how to: Expand your current network and build upon your existing one Ensure you stand… Read More
14 Questions You Should Never Ask at a Job Interview by Maria Hanson, LiveCareer Scored a job interview? Congratulations! Want to stay in the running and make it past the first interview? Then avoid asking these alarmingly common deal-breaker questions.… Read More