Gaming the Interview Process

The Undercover Recruiter

Okay, maybe not the world, but their presence is definitely being felt in the workforce. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 80 million young adults born between 1976 and 2001 make up Gen Y, and as of this year will […].

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4 Types of questions get us in trouble | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog 4 Types of questions get us in trouble Posted to: Interviewing | Knowing yourself | Networking October 12th, 2009 Del.icio.us Today I’m going to focus on the kinds of questions that back us into a corner. In the US we are trained to think along certain lines. Some of us do it with more ease than others, of course–but we have been trained in certain kinds of thought.

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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. This should make people like us, if we do it right. I am completely unable to accomplish office politics and definite limit my time with other people for the reasons listed above. I am a top U.S.

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How to get good ideas for startups | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook The majority of people in the US would like to be self-employed , according to Dartmouth economist, David Blanchflower. I’m not sure if this qualifies us for the Harvard study demographic, but just in case, my kids do a lot of chores.

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Underrated career skill: Asking questions | Penelope Trunk's.

Penelope Trunk

Most of us didn’t learn that, though. Living in the US, I too considered the phrase a rhetorical question, especially in a work environment. –Penelope Posted by Penelope Trunk on December 15, 2009 at 10:32 pm | permalink | Reply Or is the question: are there ways you (ie us) are behaving at work that aren't helping you? Doesn't mean that those of us who missed out or find it harder can't also learn the rules. Is this your first time here?

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Resume Downfalls That Prevent You From Getting That Dream Job

Corn on the Job

However, many of us make the simple mistake of putting too many details on their resume. This is a case where honesty is definitely the best policy. From relevant job experience and achievements, to qualifications and skills, we all understand what is supposed to appear on a resume.

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???? 25 Ways to Breathe Life into a Painfully Long Job Search

JobMob

In December 2001, I started looking for a career job in Israel for the first time, having taken a few months to relax after resigning from my managerial position at Amazon.com in France. Tell us in the comments. If you're sick of looking for a job, this is for you. Photo by Alex Siale.

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The science of love at first sight | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

I remember asking him if he’s Jewish (very important to me then – I wanted to raise Jewish kids) and I remember us being surrounded by the smartest people in LA who were trying to figure out nonlinear media before anyone had even heard of the Internet. Is this your first time here?

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Mandatory Greatness: Fear Is Your Friend

Career Realism

Back in fiscal 2001, UTI had six campuses and 5,900 students. The industry folks, for instance, said they wanted dress codes and drug testing and other things that are definitely NOT on the “wants” list of young students.).

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Recruitment Profiling: The Hogwarts Way

The Undercover Recruiter

The Sorting Hat tells us that Gyffindors are brave and willing to take risks, bending the letter of the law but never the spirit. (Warning: to anyone who has never read or watched the Harry Potter series, this post may not make much sense. Go and have a biscuit instead.).

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

Penelope Trunk

But it's also clear to me that the timing was perfect for all of us. Like each of us is ending up where we belong. Introduce us! You definitely make me laugh. Is this your first time here?

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Live video chat: How to find the hidden job market | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

I wasn't totally convinced she wasn't putting us all on. Maybe she was putting us on then. ;) Just wanted to put in my 2 cents. Is this your first time here?

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Lesson from LeBron James: How to decide when to relocate.

Penelope Trunk

James encapsulates the issues each of us faces when we decide if we should relocate. For most of us, this is what relocation entails. Also, most of us are not as rich as James, and we relocate with money in mind. Is this your first time here?

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How to be lost with panache | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Cheers, Eduard Posted by Eduard @ People Skills Decoded on August 23, 2010 at 9:54 am | permalink | Reply Penelope, you may feel lost, but those of us out here, we have your URL and can find you there. I really believe God will hep us if we ask for help. Is this your first time here?

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Befriend the intern to fire up your career | Penelope Trunk's.

Penelope Trunk

Ryan Paugh , who was basically my intern when I met him , and now he's almost my boss and definitely my social-skills mentor , tells me that I am popular because I'm interesting but that I suck at self-promotion. (He Please don't leave us any time soon!

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How to express your true self at work | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

' I'm definitely one of those people who would benefit from having edit functions on my actual speech and behavior. There were 10 of us in a dark cupboard. Is this your first time here?

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What are we working for, really? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

But the US just banned slaughtering horses. I think this is part of Obama’s attack on US subsidies to the rich. Because we all would like to do just what we love and not support ourselves, but most of us don’t indulge ourselves that way. " First, the U.S.

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Tactic for combatting distraction | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Was going through a bit of postpartum, definitely sleep deprivation – distraction was my middle name in those months. There was a time when law denied women the right to vote, but lucky for us, there were those who stuck by their principles. Is this your first time here?

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Privacy is the new celebrity | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

They will definitely become king and queen, they definitely know enough people for the rest of their lives and do not need to widen their circle of contacts, and they definitely do not need more money. I am definitely a joiner in that regard. Is this your first time here?

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Time management is not about tasks | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

They just don’t know what else to do, which takes us back to a need for constructive advice. In a corporation, a post-project evaluation where evaluating what worked and what didn't would definitely be more useful than an annual evaluation. Is this your first time here?

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The farmer reviews three business books | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception, by Pamela Meyer I would not have read this book because the bible on the topic is The Definitive Book of Body Language , by Barbara and Allan Pease. Most of us want to be organized and admire organization. Is this your first time here?

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

Penelope Trunk

The book is timely for me because Jason forces us to see that productivity is really about slowing down to focus on doing something real, instead of moving really fast but doing a lot of nothing. I definitely struggle with moving too fast and trying too accomplish too much, always on the go.

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Live video chat: Blogging Bootcamp, Tuesday March 2 | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

But that doesn't stop us from getting rave reviews. Posted by sam milner on March 2, 2010 at 5:27 am | permalink | Reply howdy looks like all us southern hemisphere people want a tape or transcript – count me in as one who would like one too – best le Posted by le @whoop whoop on March 2, 2010 at 6:04 am | permalink | Reply For Europeans like me this means it is taking place in the middle of the night… Can I watch later? Is this your first time here?

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4 Twitter tips no one will give you | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

If you want to publicize stuff on twitter you definitely need influence. The biggest reason for you to focus on influence, though, is that money doesn’t make us happy, but influence does. Anyway, prison violence is skyrocketing , and prisoners in the U.S.

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Five tips for asking better questions | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

So we conjure up an ancillary question to distract us from reality. The mirrors in our lives help us grow but we have to be careful not to smash them. I wonder when it stops (in most of us)? In video games, Bioshock is DEFINITELY Steampunk inspired.

When is it okay to use the F word? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

They represent, I think, the way in which the cool girls now have taken up the F-Word as a flag of "They can't keep us down, the bastards!" Vernacular is less definite. A treat for those of us who appreciate precision. Is this your first time here?

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Webinar. How to be a millionaire from your blog. Really.

Penelope Trunk

I went there so many times that every time I found myself with a color problem – like being obsessed with pink for the bedroom even though the farmer has said no, definitely no – I think to myself, “What would Maria do?” The highest minimum wage in the US is in Washington, at $8.55/hr.

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How to find the most fulfilling careers | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

But, according to David Blanchflower , economist at Dartmouth, power and fame do not give you more regular sex, they give you more choices, and we know from Barry Schwartz's book, The Paradox of Choice , that more choices does not make us happy. definitely.)

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We're nearing the end of email, maybe | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

So you will get better and better at your job—which is, for all of us on some level, communicating—if you use social media instead of email. Have mercy on us dotering oldsters> MC Posted by Michael Cramer on April 23, 2010 at 11:20 am | permalink | Reply My mileage varies.

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You should lead from the middle | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

This gives us a visual for the lack of interest Gen X has in Baby Boomer style managment: McMansions for sale with no buyers. Seth Godin reshapes the idea of leadership with his book, Tribes: We You to Lead Us. Someone needs to be definitively in charge to make sure that choices are being made efficiently and that the overall vision (for the project, company, whatever) is coherent. Collaborative leadership by its very definition is rarely leadership at all.

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interviewing when an employer has a horrible website, same-sex sharing of hotels on business trips, and more

Ask A Manager

But I got to see their company website for the first time, and it’s a little sad (looks dated, not tech-savvy, sort of embarrassingly 2001). This means that either there will be three of us to a room with two beds, so we either have to share a bed, or one of us will have to sleep on the couch or foldout bed while Pam has a room with two double beds to herself. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

How to keep a New Year's resolution | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

And, it turns out, that everything we know about what makes us happy comes down to having self-discipline to do what we know we want to be doing. Our experiences make us who we are — you will come out a better and a stronger person because of what happened in 2009. When we share our lives, our hearts and open our souls to those in need around us – we find it easier to obtain the things we really need. Is this your first time here?

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The biggest triumph is getting out of bed | Penelope Trunk's.

Penelope Trunk

Another thing about the bullshit of big triumphs: Our big moments — where we can change the world — come because so many other people have helped us, and luck has come to us. I definitely agree. Thank you for being a reminder to us all!

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Don't be a snob about career advice | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Eduard Posted by Ideas With A Kick on November 16, 2009 at 11:11 am | permalink | Reply Thanks for this post – it is definitely something I have needed more help with. The best mentor is definitely someone who is a few steps ahead of you (not a thousand) and remembers exactly what it was like to be in your shoes! And while the second approach brought the most rewards the two sides were in constant conflict and they clients learned to play us off of each other.

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How I improved my morning routine | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

I made a visual schedule for each of us, which I learned about from my son’s occupational therapist because people with Asperger’s often forget what they are doing next, or get anxious if they don’t have a clear list of tasks. Is this your first time here?

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Twitter can save your life | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Believing in ourselves is the only thing that keeps us going and if we stop believing in ourselves, we get stuck. Most of us focus on what we’re doing: our to do list, our schedule, etc. Today we cannot read all the news but we need to sort and synthesize at a decent pace, in order to stay useful and engaged in the fast-changing world around us. I've been told about tweetdeck and I'll definitely be trying that out. Is this your first time here?

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How to get unstuck in life | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

It makes a huge difference in my productivity – definitely an A list item. Beyond goals, I find the real inquiry that creates more focus (and engagement) lies in discovering what values are truly important to us. Is that what truly makes us happy?

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

Penelope Trunk

You think maybe some of us are better at doing sightseeing than you? And that maybe by making "being on time" an A priority it allows us to get to our B and C priorities? 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'm a dancer, and I when I'm traveling in the US I will often look online in advance to find classes in my discipline.

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6 Tips for better conflict resolution | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

And I said okay, because I thought he cared about it more than I did, and I think of us in startup mode right now, and the less conflict we can have the better. Good fighting is definitely underrated. Believe us. Some of us tend to always play it safe – out of fear.

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When you're feeling lost, don't hide | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

We definitely needed a hutch in the dining room. But we get mail under the following last names: The kids' last name The farmers' last name And my three last names What does that mean for us? But I definitely feel lost TODAY! Thanks for sharing them with us.

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The Internet has created a generation of great writers | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

She has conducted the Stanford Study of Writing , which includes about 15,000 writing samples from students from 2001 – 2006. So ask yourself, do you want to be part of the next period in history, or do you want to be a person representing the futile force in history that tries to hold us back? Posted by Van on October 19, 2009 at 8:59 am | permalink | Reply I clicked the link, and I have to say, it's an amazing example of the insane persistence of racism in the US.

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Trend watch: HR, texting, needlepoint | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Thanks, Polly Noonan Posted by Polly noonan on May 30, 2010 at 11:45 pm | permalink | Reply I like that you say that those of us who still choose to use keyboards and write long form will be dorks. Any chance you could predict the death of voicemail and tell us how faxing will finally die.

Case Study: Lance Armstrong’s Elaborate Doping Scandal (and 5 Important Life Lessons We Can Learn From It)

Personal Excellence Blog

He was definitely wrong for using performance-enhancing drugs (PED) during his career and unfairly winning the Tour de France titles with the help of said drugs. He was able to escape the prosecution of even U.S. In 2010, the U.S.

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