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6 Open Enrollment Season Must-Do’s
Tue, 10/30/12 | 10 Comments
6 Open Enrollment Season Must-Do’s

What is Open Enrollment?
November is open enrollment season (a.k.a. “annual enrollment” or simply “open season”) – an important time of the year for employees to review their benefit elections.
Open enrollment usually rolls around just once …

Job Commitment & Loyalty: Would you Sign a Job Contract?
Wed, 09/12/12 | 21 Comments
Job Commitment & Loyalty: Would you Sign a Job Contract?

I have a good hypothetical for you on job loyalty. And I haven’t done a good ole’ fashion reader poll in ages. So, it’s time.
Let me first set this one up with some context.
Most of …

Gen Y & their Boomerang to Nowhere
Mon, 03/26/12 | 27 Comments
Gen Y & their Boomerang to Nowhere

The Boomerang Generation
“Generation Y” and “The Millennial Generation” are common labels for the generation of Americans born from the early 80’s through the early 90’s (no doubt a healthy proportion of readers of this blog, …

Why the Goldman Sachs Resignation Letter from Greg Smith Lacks Credibility (& how to Resign with Dignity)
Mon, 03/19/12 | 10 Comments
Why the Goldman Sachs Resignation Letter from Greg Smith Lacks Credibility (& how to Resign with Dignity)

Greg Smith has become a bit of a cult hero for disgruntled white collar workers overnight, with his resignation letter from Wall Street investment banking firm Goldman Sachs in the form of a New York …

Social Media Profiles May be Preventing you From Getting Hired
Wed, 11/16/11 | 11 Comments
Social Media Profiles May be Preventing you From Getting Hired

A recent survey of 300 professionals involved in the hiring process indicated that 91% of them have used social media profiles to screen job applicants.
Amongst the three major social networks:
– 76% used Facebook
– 53% used …

Speed Interning: Unconventionally Brilliant!
Wed, 10/26/11 | 5 Comments
Speed Interning: Unconventionally Brilliant!

I’m not a big fan of extreme job hunting tactics, even during challenging times (like the Great Recession) when fierce competition makes it extremely tempting. Outside of potentially showing your creative side, some of these …


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