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Moving: A Big Expense and All Risk

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Q: Everyone moves at least one time in life, but did you know that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, people move 11.7 times in their life on average? I just moved, and my move was a nightmare. I spent days and weeks collecting and comparing prices, conditions and requirements, but no matter how much I compared customer reviews, I was the ...Read more

Only Your Lifestyle Decisions Matter

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Q: I remained friends with many of my high school friends, even though we no longer have anything in common. It is actually interesting how little we ever had in common, yet we all wanted to stay in touch with one another.

I started a very small company (I worked on my own), and my closest friend went to work for a large company with many ...Read more

Don't List Elite Memberships on Resume

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Q: My wife passed her certified public accountant exam and received her Master of Business Administration from a top school. Her entrance score qualifies her to join Mensa International. She has thought about joining and listing it on her resume, but I think it's not be a good idea. I'm secure about being married to a highly intelligent and ...Read more

Is Moving with No Job Worth the Risk?

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Q: I've wanted to move out of my state for years now, and I have finally decided to do it. I have sent out numerous resumes with a cover letter stating I am moving to Texas by December. I want employers to know my move is definite even though I don't have a place in Texas yet. I think Texas always has a good market for jobs at my level.

My ...Read more

Anyone Can Fall Prey to Manipulation

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Q: I am coaching a person who is multitalented in various unrelated areas, but at professional levels. He is highly educated and has owned his own businesses in several unrelated fields. He is accomplished in many different fields, but he is confused about what he now wants to do. The one word he repeatedly mentions when we discuss returning to ...Read more

How To End Anger Before It Erupts

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The city and the state don't matter. The location seems irrelevant. People across this country are experiencing various levels of anger. These states of anger may not be apparent, but they are always present. It hides beneath the do-gooder's intentions, the motivation articles urging people to move on and the videos of animals brightening up the...Read more

Protecting a 'Techno-Junkie' Workforce

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"It's easy for people to have hours -- and perhaps days -- go by as if they're not mentally there at all. ... You just sat in an hour-long meeting, but what happened is a total blur. "

If this has ever happened to you, you are not alone. Your brain is on information overload, and it's warning you by daydreaming, turning off or tuning out ...Read more

Jealousy Consumes Manager of New Hire

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Q: I was interviewed and recommended for hire by a regional manager I was to replace. He was transferred to manage another region. I am high-energy, innovative, organized and efficient in all my positions. Once I started this job, I got to work analyzing the processes in place and the types of clients the company wanted, and I began my own ...Read more

Make Previous Skills Count When Finding New Career

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Q: I come from a family where all my younger brothers got jobs in the trades, as I did. I'm in my late 40s now, and with all the people I meet with college degrees, I feel like I missed out on an important part of life. I'm in a trade union, so I make good money and always get assigned to new jobs when needed, but I can't stop thinking about ...Read more

Study Questions to Ask Before an Interview

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Q: I prefer working at small companies because they seem less rigid with rules and policies and the environment is more like a family. The company I work for is run by a married couple. They live like millionaires but claim to not be able to pay me more. I've been there a little more than a year. I love the job, but I find it difficult to live ...Read more

Mentorship to Replace Favoritism Favors All

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Employees dislike favoritism, especially when they are not the ones receiving favor. It means they are not being given chances to develop their abilities and talents, not being given the help needed to learn at breakneck speeds, not being offered the opportunities to advance to realize their potential.

For employees receiving favor, it's an ...Read more

Making 'Hairstory': Benia Davis

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His mom and dad married at 17 and 21, respectively, and had 14 children. Benia Davis, one of those 14 children, knew he did not want to make the same choices as his parents, like having numerous children. In fact, he wanted none. He decided to focus on a career, but he didn't know which career yet.

It was Mississippi in the 1950s. His dad's ...Read more

Customer Service Job Overwhelms Young Employees

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Q: I own and run a small company where I have a history of difficulty getting product. My food company requires some fresh product and some I can store. I hire young people to communicate the system to our clients. They are not the sharpest tacks in the box because they are not comfortable telling clients we are currently having to wait for ...Read more

 

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