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Salary negotiation and gender judo for women (and men)

Women have to be careful how they ask for a raise. Sorry, there are just some prejudices that can cause trouble.

In this article they give several salary negotiation tips that work great for women, and also great for men.

Your sunshine collection can get you a raise or a job

Memory is a fickle thing. When you are depressed, you can hardly remember cheerful times. It is a good thing you know how to write. Keeping track of little things can change your entire career. Your job journal can be a lifesaver when things get rough. It is your sunshine collection.

Every time someone compliments [...]

Like your job search, even lasers have to focus

Careers and lasers are not naturally focused. Your career focus will determine whether you have the career you want, or the one that is most convenient for your boss and coworkers.

Lasers, by nature, are also unfocused. A common misconception is that the light comes out of a laser in a tight beam. It does [...]

Your job search: the poker game

If you look at every job search decision, action, and result as a measure of your worth, you are setting yourself up for massive failure. In this article a world renowned poker player talks about evaluating decisions based on the information you had at the time you made the decision.

There may be absolutely nothing [...]

Your job search is mortal combat: win every time

If you job hunt (or go to work) expecting mortal combat, where the other guy must lose, you will fail. If you have a strong attitude that, “The company, my manager and I are going to win big,“ you will succeed. In job search mortal combat you must defeat the real enemy every time. You [...]

How to promote yourself at work

This slideshow is aimed at women, but very applicable for men. You need to learn the best way to promote yourself. No one wants to be called “A legend in his own mind.” But you want to be noticed and rewarded for all the things you make work.

Here are some hints on how to [...]

How to get that job they don’t want to give you or don’t have

You may get a job by thorough persistence. Don’t be pestilential and persistent, be pleasant, nice and thoroughly persistent. Let me demonstrate.

My daughter Merrilee has Down Syndrome. Her IQ is 43. She has a lot of advantages over job seekers with down syndrome. Job seekers with down syndrome accept what happens to them fatalistically. [...]

What can I do to double my income?

Here is the truth no politician, few economists, few teachers want to tell people, and that few people want to hear: certain jobs are only worth a certain, maximum number of dollars per hour, whether you’ve been there doing it for one year, ten years, or thirty years. Longevity does not necessarily merit more money [...]

What a big house or a great job costs

I was at a gorgeous house. It had radiant heating, an indoor basketball court and swimming pool, wonderful view, and enough room for anyone’s desires. I loved it. The hosts were generous and kind. Then I decided to tally up the cost of owning a house like that. My estimate is $24,000 per month without [...]

The most common bad career goal

The only thing worse than not reaching your goal, is reaching it.

The most common bad career goal

As a recruiter I talk to some people who are miserable that they reached their career goals. Of course I also talk to those who have reached their goals and are loving it, so they set [...]