Category: Careers

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What Millennials Really Want — And How to Give it to Them

June 6, 2016.Business
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Entitled. Greedy. Disloyal. The perceptions surrounding today’s millennial generation aren’t always flattering. But we don’t get why this group so often gets a bad rap. In fact, we think the crop of twenty somethings breaking into the business world right now is about as energized and exciting a group of “kids” as we’ve ever seen. […]

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Will Working Remote Kill Your Career?

May 16, 2016.Business.#Telecommute
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We love telecommuting. It allows us to write this column from wherever our life happens to land us in any given week. It’s the perfect deal—for us— and for a great many people, from nearly every industry and geography, today. But telecommuting can also be a total disaster, especially if you want to climb the […]

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What Should I Do With My Life? Three Questions to Ask

March 21, 2016.Careers
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Not long ago, we got a call from a bright young man whom we’ve both mentored for years. He’s 28, the graduate of a top-notch university with a degree in economics. His resume includes working at Morgan Stanley, and two years as COO of a Silicon Valley start-up that was sold to an e-commerce site. […]

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How to Break Bad News to Your Boss

February 29, 2016.Business
bad news

Sometimes at work – and actually, more times than you’d ever want – something goes wrong or gets screwed up. A project goes awry; an important client decides to go elsewhere; a new product just doesn’t catch fire the way everyone expected. Business is filled with crises and failures, large and small, and when they […]

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Six Ways to Tell if You Work for a Really Great Company

February 16, 2016.Business
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A company where people really want to work has one of the most powerful competitive advantages in the game: the ability to hire and field the best team. Building that advantage can often take years — decades or more. That’s just the way it is with employer reputations. They’re built career by career, annual report by […]

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