Job Hunter’s Roadblock: Is It All in Your Head?

Career Realism

Isolation from former co-workers takes hold. News & World Report , I take on some of the internal issues that confront job hunters : poor self-esteem, reluctance to engage in social networking, and more. I interviewed three of the very best career counselors in greater Boston to get their take on these issues. A long period of unemployment often takes a significant psychological toll. As the days and weeks mount up, the tasks of job hunting become more daunting.

50 Happiest Companies for 2012

Resume Bear

Boston Scientific. Baxter International. CareerBliss data evaluates company reviews for the key factors which affect work happiness, including: work-life balance, one’s relationship with their boss and co-workers, their work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, their daily tasks, and job control over the work that they do on a daily basis.

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My Job Search Lessons

Career Realism

I work for a privately held hotel group that owns and operates 17 properties under five different brands that are recognized nationally and internationally. Even though I enjoyed my previous employer and co-workers, I became frustrated with my former job when I realized there was little chance for me to move up the proverbial ladder. I left my fundraising position because of a conflict with a co-worker.

What Does a Great Company Look Like?

Career Realism

Chris Pinto is an Account Manager who works in the Boston office. Hans Boelen is an International Account Manager based in Amsterdam, the Fusion Worldwide EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Headquarters. How did the personalities of co-workers affect your decision to join Fusion Worldwide? There’s lots of talk out there about what employers are looking for in a candidate. But, hiring is a two-way street. If you take the job, you should expect to be there a while.

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

Penelope Trunk

I am trying to be a more amicable co-worker. We try to move forward with as little friction as humanly possible and you realize that the first thing to go is internal diatribes via email. I'm going to Seth Godin's Boston conference on the 17th.

How to hit a wall at work, with grace | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

And then, after burning every bridge possible at Boston University, I left, one credit short of a graduate degree. I have played professional volleyball, I climbed the corporate ladder in Fortune 500 marketing, I was a journalist at the Boston Globe, and I’ve gotten three startups funded. Posted by Cat in Boston on December 22, 2009 at 10:00 am | permalink | Reply What you do for BC is exactly what you did today. Is this your first time here?

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coworkers can't see past my Russian accent — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

This isn’t just non-american accents, I recently read an article that a lot of people go to speech therapy to lose brooklyn or boston accents because they feel like there are certain stereotypes or stigmas attached to them.

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Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking.

Penelope Trunk

My co-workers told me "You guys just feel bad down there for being racist and are trying to make it up to them." This was in midtown Manhattan, and many of my then co-workers grew up in the city. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking. Hello, McDonald's) Posted to: Diversity | Leadership January 18th, 2010

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My miscarriage — on CNN, ABC and AOL | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

I don't think the only question is "what are your boundaries in sharing" but also "what are your co-workers boundaries in being exposed?" Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog My miscarriage — on CNN, ABC and AOL Posted to: Women October 1st, 2009 Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook I don't usually post clips of myself when I go on TV.

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