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How You're Pissing People Off Without Even Realizing It

The devil is in the details. While it’s of course important to focus on the big ticket items, small, everyday interactions added together can make or break a professional relationship. Here are some things you might be doing without thinking....

5 Ways to Ditch The Job You Hate to Find One You’ll Love

If you hate your job, but aren’t sure what to do about it, explore these five options. The post 5 Ways to Ditch The Job You Hate to Find One You’ll Love appeared first on Brazen Life.

It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done

How many times have you been told “That’s Impossible!” in your life? Whether it was by someone in authority, a peer or even by yourself? The title of this post is from a quote by Nelson Mandela. If you have seen the movie Invictus or...Show More Summary

End Job Interview with a BANG!, Not a Whimper

As the typical job interview comes to a close, and after the candidate has already been asked numerous questions, most hiring managers will wrap everything up with a final question for the candidate. How the candidate answers this question...Show More Summary

MOOCs and the Coming University Mergers

If you are considering going to college or going back to college in the near future, I recommend you read my last post titled How Universities Are Failing Their Graduates, Part 3. I ended it with: “Dinosaurs are dead. Is higher education...Show More Summary

Lessons in Failure in #HRTech and #SocialRecruiting

I somehow missed this news. Remember BranchOut, which was touted as the LinkedIn for Facebook?Well looks like the company is dying (or is already dead). According to TechCrunch:The company’s assets have been acquired by 1-Page, an HR software company based out of San Francisco but listed on the Australian stock exchange. Show More Summary

Are You Taking Stock

For those of you in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving! Each of us has our own individual way of expressing thanks. You’ve seen Facebook activities where one  person tags a friend and they list what they’re grateful for. Or possibly gratitude journals, whether they’re paper or an app. Show More Summary

1,000 Thank You’s a Day

I was on my way to the grocery store and my favorite song was on the radio. As I was backing out of the driveway, it ended. I had a rough day. My normally calm demeanor snapped. I freaked out. I hit my steering wheel, yelled stuff IShow More Summary

Getting the Distinguished Alumnus award from XLRI

This month I was humbled and honored when my alma mater XLRI said they wanted to give me an award for being a Distinguished Alumnus - Young Achiever.At first I thought someone was playing a joke on me. But after some digging around I found that the email was legit. Show More Summary

True Loyalty

Do you have anyone in your life who (occasionally or frequently) loves to vent their frustrations in your direction? Are you often the provider of a sympathetic ear or a shoulder to cry on? At times these can be valuable roles to play. Show More Summary

Switching Careers? Here’s How to Revamp Your Resume

When it’s time for something new, you’ll need a new resume that will get you noticed by employers in your target industry. The post Switching Careers? Here’s How to Revamp Your Resume appeared first on Brazen Life.

So Tell Me, What Are Your Weaknesses?

This is one of the most dreaded interview questions, but if you understand the reason interviewers ask it and what they’re looking to uncover, you’ll see that you can certainly prepare for it. The question about your weaknesses comes...Show More Summary

What would happen if you refused to work Thanksgiving?

This question came up as a search term that landed someone on my blog. It’s a good question. The person also used the word exempt twice in their google word string, so to be clear, this is a variation of the question, but I’ll answer it from both an exempt and non-exempt point. Here’s the […]

MBA Application Process: What’s Typically Required and How Much It Costs

Just the thought of applying for an MBA can be scary - but is the actual application process too much to handle? Find out if you’re really ready to take the plunge. The post MBA Application Process: What’s Typically Required and How Much It Costs appeared first on Brazen Life.

Drudge Work Necessary to Prevail

There is always “something” in everyone’s have-to-do list that resembles dreaded drudge work. We drag our feet knowing it needs to be done, but it just isn’t the type of work we prefer to do and so we push it off for yet another time. The...Show More Summary

Employee Engagement: How to Make Your Day by Finding Your UP

What’s your UP? Enjoy David’s latest slide presentation on finding your UP: Here is a link to the slideshare if it does not appear in this window. David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert who feel very up about work and well-being.

Career Progression with an Executive MBA [Infographic]

Working tech or business professionals looking to enrich their careers or move on to the next lucrative ladder toward career success often consider Executive MBA as a viable option.   Here’s an interesting Infographic that highlights some important points on the uniqueness of the executive MBA. Show More Summary

The Random Show: Hating Tech, Hidden Japanese Gems, Sexual Awkwardness, and More

This episode of The Random Show is a mind snack… fueled by wine. There are dozens of topics covered in this bromantic session of scatterbrained nonsense. Like what? To start off: hidden gems in Japan, hating tech, Kevin’s new obsessions (and projects), gifts, books we’re reading, excessive sexual awkwardness, and much more. O-tanoshimi dane! For all […]

The Dichotomy of Silicon Valley

Two news items over the last day caught my attention. The startups in Silicon Valley, flush with VC funding and scrambling for talent are creating a new role, a person specially to look after "employee perks"! And I don't think it's an HR role. Show More Summary

WittyParrot's list of top 100 HR influencers to follow on Twitter #socialHR

The folks at SaaS company brought up a list of top 100 HR influencers to follow on Twitter and I was fortunate to be ranked on with fellow HR friends from India along with Abhijit Bhaduri, Anand Pillai, Vivek Paranjpe, Achal Khanna,Show More Summary

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