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    I’d like to welcome Joe Kiszka back for a guest post today! You may remember him from the “My Corporate Life” series. Joe runs his own food blog, “Dine at Joe’s” , where he takes pictures of all of the meals he eats out. He can be reached by e-mail at jkiszka@gmail.com.   In some [...]

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    With all the Tweeting, blogging, academic papers, and business proposals I’ve been writing over the years, I still haven’t found an answer to, “How long should it be?” Thus, I thought I’d give some suggestions that I’ve heard over the years. “The length of your paper should be like the length of a girl’s skirt: [...]

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    I’m excited to be contributing at The Daily Muse today! My piece talks about extreme behaviors to avoid, so click over to read my take on balancing extreme behavior. The Daily Muse is a great new site that explores all facets of building and maintaining a career, and I highly recommend browsing around the articles. [...]

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    I had the opportunity to comment on some resumes recently, and the request for feedback warrants a post. I noticed significant differences in the style, information included, and length of the resumes of these candidates than resumes for candidates more similar to myself. I attribute these differences partly to generational differences, and partly to career [...]

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    “Pride goes before the fall” is conventional wisdom, often told to children to help them understand that arrogance will generally come around and bite you. The same conventional wisdom can be applied to corporations, especially in the slowly-recovering economy. I’ve had two conversations about corporate arrogance over the past week, so the resulting blog post [...]

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    I saw an email recently that begin, “Dear <<Name>>”. Apparently the mail merge function wasn’t working properly, and instead of saying my name or the company name, it just gave the fill-in-the-blank. I know we all use form emails and mail merge functionality at some point in our careers, but I’ve found these tools to [...]

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    I’m excited to be guest posting for The New Professional today! Click over to Angeline’s blog to see my post on “Self-Promotion: How to do it right”. Angeline does a great job posting about work-related issues and fashion-related issues. She’s got great corporate style, and great advice for business professionals, so read through her other [...]

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    I’ve been in the corporate world for a few years now, and I’ve encountered some normal-but-kind-of-awkward lunch situations. Who orders first? Are we planning to stay for a while, or make it quick? I’m always a little weird when it comes to who picks up the check, particularly in a situation where most of the [...]

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