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The Fine Line Between Job Hopping and Career Growth [infographic] – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professionals for the restaurant industry. Show More Summary

130 Days Off Per Year

Can you summon the self-awareness to recognize when you’re putting in 8+ hours at your desk, but you only get 1-2 hours of REAL, meaningful, focused work done? How many days do you need to have like that before accepting that it’s time...Show More Summary

Writing with the Master – The Magic of John McPhee

If I could study non-fiction writing with anyone, it would be John McPhee. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker, a four-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and he won that award in 1999 for Annals of the Former World.  Even more impressive to me, he can turn any subject — truly, any […]

Success at Networking: Gifts that Rob Your Personal Brand

Jimmy Fallon’s monologue bit this week encapsulates this so well.  He announced that Starbucks has a new Platinum Card hailing it as the gift that cries here’s $200 that says I don’t know you. He’s right. This season you could quickly...Show More Summary

Enhance Your Resume with More Accomplishments

I sat down this week with a 39 year old client to review his resume. As we went through his resume, I suggested changes and the reasons for them. Perhaps some of the items we discussed would be helpful to you. Here goes…. Creating attention...Show More Summary

Surprising Ways to Make a Good Impression This Holiday Season

Hoping to impress coworkers and family during this season’s endless holiday parties? Learn these tricks, and you’ll be everyone’s new bff. The post Surprising Ways to Make a Good Impression This Holiday Season appeared first on Brazen Life.

YEAR-END PERFORMANCE REVIEW: The Outcast, the German, and the Guy With a Heart Condition....

Some of you are aware - some painfully aware - that fellow HR bloggers of note - Steve Boese, Lance Haun and Matt Stollak and I take an annual pilgrimage to the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas every year....

Can they fire my husband?

My husband has been working for a Drug Store chain for over 50 years. He’s in his late 60s. He is the Assistant Manager. He is a very hard worker, he is ALWAYS on time. (Always early), never calls in sick, & even goes in on days off sometimes to do the banking for the […]

Miffed Bosses, Missing Bras, and Other Holiday Party Disasters

Good office parties are great. Bad ones? Well, they are more fun to read about. Here are some holiday party nightmares from readers. Make sure to share your story in the comments: The one with the live fish “We no longer have Christmas white elephants because, well, about two years ago someone brought a […]

4 Simple Ways to Stop Feeling So Stressed At Work

Stress isn’t the problem -- the way you react to it is. As you transition into a management position, don’t let stress keep you from being a great leader. Try these stress-reducing tips. The post 4 Simple Ways to Stop Feeling So Stressed At Work appeared first on Brazen Life.

6 Warning Signs Your Job is at Risk

With widespread, frequent layoffs finally abating, many people are now breathing a sigh of relief and assuming that the threat of layoff is no longer a significant one for them. Such an assumption, though, could easily prove to be aShow More Summary

"Like" my Facebook page - 2000 and counting

In case you don't know, I operate a Facebook page called, er, quite unimaginatively "Gautam Ghosh" where I share interesting news and updates linked to HR, the future of work and careers.So if you want to be updated about what I am reading...Show More Summary

In Defense of Business Buzzwords

I saw this post recently on Jennifer McClure’s Unbridled Talent blog and I can’t resist commenting. I was going to reach out to her directly, but decided I’d like to pick your brain on the subject of buzzwords or buzzphrases. I totally understand where Jennifer is coming from in her post. Show More Summary

Top 50 HR Blogs to read in 2015

The folks at HR Software Insight compiled a list of top 50 HR Blogs to read in 2015 and this blog was listed there :)Yeah, that makes me happy :)Go ahead check out the list - there are many high quality blogs that you might love subscribing...Show More Summary

Is Fear a Part of Your Professional Life?

During my work with job seekers or those contemplating a job/career change, I evaluate the amount of fear that drives—or paralyzes—my clients. To some extent, all of them exhibit fear originated by some threat—or so they perceive. For...Show More Summary

These Super-Easy Tricks Will Help You Remember People’s Names

Do you tend to forget someone’s name just seconds after you meet? Follow these tips and you’ll never forget a name ever again. The post These Super-Easy Tricks Will Help You Remember People’s Names appeared first on Brazen Life.

By: 45 Inspiring Career Blogs for College Students -

[…] Lindsey Pollak: Because this career expert and consultant specifically concerns herself with Generation Y, her official blog will be particularly useful to college students about to hit the job force. […]

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[…] Lindsey Pollak Career Rocketeer Jobacle Kikolani Prolific Living The Daily Muse Women on the Fence 45 Things High Powered Professional Career Diva Brian Kurth Corporette Maggie Mistal Job Search Ninja Unforgettable Brands Alexandra Levit’s Water Cooler Wisdom […]

Honing Your Entrepreneurial Skills: Productivity

Given that I recently moved into a new office and it’s the end of the year, I thought that now would be an ideal time to tune up my productivity as a small business owner. My enhancements fall into four...

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