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The Failure Mode of Clever

On 05/01/2013, in Email, Professionalism, by Jordan Wilson

In today’s virtual business world, you constantly communicate with those you do not know well. Individuals who may not understand your personality and quirks. Who may come from a different culture. Or live in another part of the world and not share your mother tongue.

It is a good idea to play it very safe when dealing with those you do not know extremely well.

Great business advice re email communication. 

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Things Never to Say to Your Boss

On 03/31/2012, in Career, by Jordan Wilson

There are a variety of things that you should never say to your boss.

Some should be (hopefully) obvious to readers. “You sure are one fat, smelly, idiot.” “Does the company provide free needles?” “Would you and your spouse be up for a three-some?”

But there are more subtle comments that also can hurt your career. Comments that most bosses hear everyday in the office.

Avoid these statements and you will improve the probability of career success. 

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Facebook and a New Job

On 03/20/2012, in Career, Finding a Job, Professionalism, by Jordan Wilson

Interesting article this morning.

It seems some companies ask job applicants for their Facebook passwords during interviews.

My brother-in-law just keeled over. My nephew may never get a job now. He felt slightly better when I reminded him his son has little chance of getting hired regardless.

But this another cautionary tale for those using social media and the internet

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Facebook – Friend or Big Brother?

On 01/17/2012, in Career, Email, Professionalism, by Jordan Wilson

Just read an interesting article on Facebook.

Facebook and Politico are working together to create sentiment analysis reports on political issues. Now that in itself is not overly interesting.

What is intriguing is this: 

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How Not to Get a Job

On 02/04/2010, in Cover Letters & Resumes, Email, by Jordan Wilson

A cautionary tale on how not to get a job.

Read it for both a laugh and a few lessons on job hunting.  

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Without commenting on how people are interpreting the Tiger Woods situation – cheating on a partner, whether it is a spouse or in business is not good – there are a few excellent lessons in what is transpiring. And given the rate Tiger would charge for a lesson, you are getting a great deal on this.

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