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Brazen Careerist opens an office in DC | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

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Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook Brazen Careerist is opening offices in Washington, DC.  And, does he plan to visit DC ?

Asperger's at work: 5 ways to be less annoying | Penelope Trunk's.

Penelope Trunk

Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook The first step to growing a good career in the face of Asperger's Syndrome is to recognize that this is a social skills deficit, by definition, and work, by definition, is a social skills decathlon. most definitely lament this, and it is most definitely something I feel a loss about.

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What Jerry Maguire Can Teach You About Job Search

Career Realism

So, he was definitely on the right track. Wouldn’t that include almost every company from here to Timbuktu? It is simple. Let’s recap. My guess?

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Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice: Ingredients to a Balanced Life

Ms. Career Girl

Living in Washington D.C., I didn’t feel like I had embraced the city’s various activities and happenings. In DC, such events are abundant.

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Headline Bloopers That Probably Got Someone Fired

Resume Bear

Commuters in D.C. One of the most important skills a copy editor can have is a dirty, skeptical mind. Chink in the Armor. French B.O. up 9%.

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NYC Meet-Up? (Before I leave for LA)

Personal Excellence Blog

Prior to that, I’ve been in Philly and Washington DC. Me at a friend’s Christmas party in Brooklyn! Announcement: London Meet-Up #2.

4 Best Cities In The U.S. To Focus Your Job Search

Career Realism

It can be particularly difficult if you haven’t definitively decided on a region to focus on. Washington, D.C. Whether you’re ready to make a move for personal reasons, or you’re simply on the lookout for a new opportunity, moving for a job can be overwhelming, to say the least. Related:   Moving? Austin. Kansas City.

Announcement: London Meet-Up #2!

Personal Excellence Blog

Hi everyone! So hello to all US readers! Stay tuned for further updates – I can’t wait to meet you guys!

How To Be More Likeable At Work: 10 Things To Do Today

Career Realism

Speaking well was a definite strength, he could literally mesmerize an audience. Want to be more likeable at work ? Don’t dwell on it.

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Why Everyone Needs Some “Me Time”

Ms. Career Girl

recently moved into a studio apartment just outside of D.C. I’m not an anti-social person. Or is there?! The hardest part? Eating out alone.

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Online course: How to get a job at a startup

Penelope Trunk

have hired people for startups in LA, NY, DC and Wisconsin. This online course runs four days: Feb. 29 – Mar. 3 from Sign up now.

coworker sings and talks while we’re in the bathroom, acting supervisor gave me grief about teleworking during blizzard, and more

Ask A Manager

live/work just outside the D.C. And yeah, definitely don’t take it to HR.). 3. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. Acting supervisor gave me grief about teleworking during blizzard. metro, which spent this past week expecting a huge blizzard to start sometime on Friday. So, I think I’m okay. Yes, tell her.

Flying to Ibiza, Spain!

Personal Excellence Blog

But I’m definitely keeping my options open and keen to explore to whatever win-win, collaboration opportunities we can come up with.

How To Handle Molestation: A Real Encounter

Personal Excellence Blog

Definitely not true.). This is definitely NOT what you want. Have you ever been molested before? My Molestation Encounter. The term [.]

How To Handle Bullying: An Important 6,600+ Word Guide

Personal Excellence Blog

It was definitely not a pleasant situation  to be in. Have you ever been bullied before, whether as a kid, teenager, or adult? Bullying.

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do you need a local area code when job searching, candidates keep stalking my voicemail, and more

Ask A Manager

How vital is it to have a local number, even though I have a local address? I’m in D.C., In fact, it’s really not up to them whether your role is exempt or non-exempt ; they need to comply with the definitions laid out by the federal government. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. And that’s a real budget hit. How

Test: Is your life happy or interesting? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

But I definitely prefer happiness to interestingness. Posted by DC on February 16, 2010 at 12:49 pm | permalink | Reply Based on P's past blog entries, I have to wonder whether she came out on the happy side of even a single question. Is this your first time here? Posted to: Fulfillment February 16th, 2010 Del.icio.us Minus one.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

As to what constitutes family: there is no clear definition. Can my husband sign away my right to speak my mind? Also, what does “family” mean?

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wee answer Wednesday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

And definitely don’t use a letter of recommendation from him; he’s your dad so it’s assumed he’s biased. It definitely shouldn’t be there by default. I’m not thinking of hiring the company; I’m thinking of hiring him, and I want to know about his role. 2. Any ideas? Alex Smith. Ha ha. Asses.

terse answer Tuesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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definitely know, from the past, that natural light makes a huge difference in my mood and general happiness at work. Employer won’t pay lodging expenses at an event we’re expected to attend. I’m an intern for a small nonprofit in DC. First, some late-breaking news: Today, I walked. Here we go… 1. No idea.

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bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

Ask A Manager

On the bright side, at least they weren’t contacting you from Bangalore with a job candidate in Boston, for your position in DC?! Right?

My Review of 2011 (and Moving On To 2012!)

Personal Excellence Blog

Nov – Traveled around US East Coast, including Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York City and Boston (Dec). 2011 in a Nutshell. Bummer!

Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

Ask A Manager

And even then, there were definitely companies that were obviously there for PR/EOE/EEO reasons. Job fairs is just one way to do it. Classic.

Blogs without topics are a waste of time | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

The nature of a blog is that you are choosing to write publicly, so it is, by definition, for other people to read. … (and if you have a DEFINITION of REAL PEOPLE, I'd love to hear it…). Is this your first time here? The top bloggers are all wide-ranging thinkers. That’s why they are interesting. It’s part of the fun.

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yes, you really should write a better cover letter

Ask A Manager

Job seekers don’t have time to NOT customize cover letters — it’s definitely a quality/quantity issue. And yet I know many of you are still unconverted and since I would like you to actually get interviews, I’m going to continue to beat you over the head about this. News & World Report. You can check it out here.

Flying to Ibiza, Spain!

Personal Excellence Blog

So all this is definitely, already earning me a huge tick in my book! I’m not sure how things will map out – it’ll really depend on how the discussion goes when I meet them in Spain. But I’m definitely keeping my options open and keen to explore to whatever win-win, collaboration opportunities we can come up with.

Announcement: Upcoming London Meet-Up #2! (Oct 29, Sat)

Personal Excellence Blog

My current plan is this – I’ll definitely be going to Philadelphia, Washington DC and New York (where a large number of US Personal Excellence readers are from too), and I’ll be planning meet-ups in each of the states while I’m there (provided enough attendees). So hello to all US readers!

will looking like a teenager harm my job search?

Ask A Manager

If you are not comfortable with the look you are putting on then it will definitely show through. What were your thoughts when you saw them?

What Does the Average Person Say About Your Work?

Water Cooler Wisdom

Posted by: DC Jobs | September 02, 2010 at 06:11 PM I'm delighted to find your blog and this particular post. This reallygot me thinking.

am I wrong to be insulted by this rejection letter?

Ask A Manager

Definitely made me smile. :) Reply Ask a Manager March 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm Wow! All of which is to say that this isn’t really sour grapes.

interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

Ask A Manager

One more thing — you almost definitely are over-thinking the interviewer’s email. So I did. know the team enjoyed it as well.

short answer Sunday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Reply Karl Sakas February 7, 2011 at 9:22 am Anecdotally, I’ve definitely noticed a pickup in hiring for marketing jobs here in N.C.

recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews.

Ask A Manager

Recently I changed industries and have started recruiting for my new company. expect that to happen every once in a while. Over 50% of the time. What

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our non-traveling employees are upset about the travel “perks” that others get

Ask A Manager

So no, definitely don’t suggest that your company take away this perk! A reader writes: I recently started at a new software development and training office, and I work in a primarily administrative capacity. One of my tasks is to book flights. This isn’t a guaranteed thing, but when it comes up, we offer it.). But I don’t know.).

my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn March 24, 2011 A reader writes: So, I got a new job (hooray!)

How to make business travel manageable | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Penelope Posted by Penelope Trunk on November 12, 2009 at 12:24 am | permalink | Reply You definitely have established your authority status here, Penelope! I am new to your blog and am thoroughly enjoying your work and writing style. It definitely helps me. But I definitely enjoy traveling more when I'm with my family.

my staff has been held to a low bar; am I asking too much of them now?

Ask A Manager

That said, however, I will definitely be asking about the management environment when I interview for my next job. Good luck! Reply Mike C.

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4 Lies about social media | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Because companies definitely understand the need to leverage social media to meet their bottom-line goals. No one I know uses this medium correctly, by your definition. Is this your first time here? Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook Everyone knows that the best way to get a job is to leverage your network. And Right?

Social Media is a Must for Job Seekers

Water Cooler Wisdom

Posted by: DC Jobs | June 01, 2010 at 04:18 PM Social media savvy certainly is expected. Build your profile AS a future CFO. Thanks.

Productivity is about finding space | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

definitely struggle with moving too fast and trying too accomplish too much, always on the go. Definitely a good space to think in.