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The Desk Blanket


First, let me apologize to all my beloved female office mates for this post. I work in an elderly building with only periodic climate control. In the summer, we freeze, until the air conditioning stops altogether. Then we pray for relief until it gets fixed.  We vow as we swelter never to complain about being cold … Continue reading

What Makes the Ultimate Dream Job?


(Courtesty:  www.highground.com ) What Makes the Ultimate Dream Job? [Infographic] Posted by: Andrea Weinfurt Tags: dream job, infographic, perks, professional development Believe it or not, foosball tables, beer Fridays and napping pods are not the way to the average professional’s heart. While these are cute (and welcome) perks, they aren’t really what people want in a dream … Continue reading

Online Classes to Boost Your Skills


I’ve written about online classes before, which are a cost-effective and available anywhere way to boost your skills, brush up on software, and continue your quest for lifelong learning. Thanks to the career experts at The Muse, here are a few more to add to your catalog. Click here for the original post. 1. ALISON … Continue reading

Fear Factor


The only transition that may be scarier than a career change is starting to date again after a breakup or divorce.  Both rank up there as terrifying, especially as we age.  And both are scary for some of the same reasons.  Unlike searching for a new home or a new lawnmower, looking for a new … Continue reading

Nervous about the Interview? Smart Move.


Embed from Getty Images Here’s how to harness your fear and make it work for you. In Adam Grant’s New Book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, he talks about how to manage fear and anxiety. He calls it “the positive power of negative thinking.” He cites the work of psychologist Julie Norem and her … Continue reading

Leaving on Vacation Gracefully


Summer is almost here, and since most of us will be taking some time off, it seems like a good time for a discussion of how to leave your office for an extended period. There are tools available to help coworkers and customers know what to do in your absence, and ways to help the team cope better while you’re gone.

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Software Skills on Demand


Embed from Getty Images (This article originally appeared in my column in the Florida Times-Union.) If you’re in a career transition, you may need to brush up or acquire skills to be competitive. If it’s been a while since you’ve used the latest version of Office software, or a job posting requires a skill you … Continue reading