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

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Brazen Careerist opens an office in DC Posted to: Entrepreneurship October 6th, 2010 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook Brazen Careerist is opening offices in Washington, 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. I am completely unable to accomplish office politics and definite limit my time with other people for the reasons listed above. I 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. Earlier this week, I received an e-mail from an acquaintance of mine, asking me (and about 75 others also copied on the e-mail) for help in his job search.

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

Ms. Career Girl

Living in Washington D.C., In DC, beer festivals are pretty big (especially around this time), but even if you live somewhere else, why not check out the town calendar? The feeling of conquering old fears with new experiences will definitely get you back on track.

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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. The job market in America has been steadily improving, but some areas show more signs of improvement than others. Related: Moving? 3 Helpful Tips For Your Relocation Job Search.

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

Personal Excellence Blog

Prior to that, I’ve been in Philly and Washington DC. Location to be confirmed, though it’ll definitely be a vegan cafe/restaurant Manhattan. Me at a friend’s Christmas party in Brooklyn!

6 Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid at #SHRM16

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It may be too early to start packing — ok, it’s definitely too early to start packing — but it’s never too early to plan for the conference experience you really want. This year the SHRM conference is being held in DC.

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. I was told the DC managers were so bad, so non-customer service oriented, that I should just start over. Instead, I called a meeting for all the DC managers at the home office.

Announcement: London Meet-Up #2!

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 TPEB readers are from too), and I’ll be planning meet-ups in each of the states while I’m there (provided enough attendees). Hi everyone!

Why Everyone Needs Some “Me Time”

Ms. Career Girl

I recently moved into a studio apartment just outside of D.C. And definitely let me know if there are other ways you like to spend your “me time”. . I’m not an anti-social person. I thoroughly enjoy my time spent with friends, family, coworkers, etc.

Online course: How to get a job at a startup

Penelope Trunk

But you need to know how the startup world functions, because when it comes to job hunting, getting a job at a startup is definitely different than corporate jobs. I have hired people for startups in LA, NY, DC and Wisconsin. This online course runs four days: Feb. 29 – Mar.

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

Ask A Manager

I live/work just outside the D.C. And yeah, definitely don’t take it to HR.). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Acting supervisor gave me grief about teleworking during blizzard. metro, which spent this past week expecting a huge blizzard to start sometime on Friday. My supervisor has been out for the week, so I requested telework for Friday from my “acting” supervisor (a team lead, but not my team lead).

Flying to Ibiza, Spain!

Personal Excellence Blog

So all this is definitely, already earning me a huge tick in my book! But I’m definitely keeping my options open and keen to explore to whatever win-win, collaboration opportunities we can come up with. Hey everyone!!

How To Handle Molestation: A Real Encounter

Personal Excellence Blog

I thought perhaps he needed more space, but it didn’t make sense because he was of normal build (he was not huge nor obese), and the seat definitely provided him with more than enough space, as it did for me. Definitely not true.). This is definitely NOT what you want.

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

Ask A Manager

I’d say it gets taken up 2-3 times a year per employee, and usually not in a way that impacts PTO (the employee takes the wekeend off and then is back at work on the next Monday), or the travel is attached to a vacation (someone travels for a weeklong work trip to an exciting location–think New York or D.C.–and So no, definitely don’t suggest that your company take away this perk!

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

Personal Excellence Blog

It was definitely not a pleasant situation to be in. I just finished my engagement with Wharton last week, and I’ll be traveling to Washington DC today, followed by NYC next week. Have you ever been bullied before, whether as a kid, teenager, or adult?

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

Penelope Trunk

That's definitely not a marker for being more original or authentic in any case. 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. Posted by DC on February 16, 2010 at 12:38 pm | permalink | Reply Damn, that lady was really on the ball. Is this your first time here?

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

As to what constitutes family: there is no clear definition. For the many details you seek, I recommend you start your search at www.QatarEmbassy.Net , which is the website of the Qatar Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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

Ask A Manager

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…. How important is a local area code when job-searching? I recently graduated and moved to the Seattle area to be closer to family. In this time of mobility, how important is it to have a local area code?

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. This weekend I will travel from DC to the Silicon Valley to interview with a large.com company. We skipped short answer Saturday this week, so let’s have wee answer Wednesday.

terse answer Tuesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I definitely know, from the past, that natural light makes a huge difference in my mood and general happiness at work. I’m an intern for a small nonprofit in DC. In the next few months, our nonprofit has an event in a major city about 5 hours from DC. First, some late-breaking news: Today, I walked.

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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?! I think it is a little slimy, and there are definitely better ways to garner business from companies.

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). Making 2012 my year of intuition is definitely going to help in that. I’m excited, guys.

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. I am a senior chemical engineering student with an average gpa, but the tip I have would be definitely reiteration. It took a lot of time and definitely came down to networking well.

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? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Blogs without topics are a waste of time Posted to: Finding a career | How to blog October 6th, 2009 Del.icio.us

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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. About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager yes, you really should write a better cover letter March 7, 2011 Periodically I hear from readers who tell me that after they started approaching their cover letters differently, as I advise here , they started getting interviews.

Flying to Ibiza, Spain!

Personal Excellence Blog

So all this is definitely, already earning me a huge tick in my book! But I’m definitely keeping my options open and keen to explore to whatever win-win, collaboration opportunities we can come up with. In the meantime, my US trip is proceeding as planned – I’ll be flying to Philadelphia in early Nov for my Wharton engagement, after which I’ll be visiting DC for a week, then going to NY. Hey everyone!!

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). This also means I’ll be leaving London come Nov, so it’s definitely time to call for a 2nd (and last – at least for now) Personal Excellence readers meet-up before I leave.

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. It got me thinking about What happens when two managers of the same project have different definitions of success?

will looking like a teenager harm my job search?

Ask A Manager

I’ve interviewed people who were clearly in the 40s and who were totally unprofessional, so it can definitely work the other way. If you are not comfortable with the look you are putting on then it will definitely show through. 1 key is definitely how you present yourself.

short answer Sunday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

so you should definitely come prepared to talk knowledgeably (to the extent possible) about those sorts of things. Definitely bring a tote though – being self-sufficient is a good thing and then if the interview doesn’t go well it makes for a quicker exit.

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

Ask A Manager

I can’t figure it out either; it’s definitely not normal.

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my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

Ask A Manager

I’m not saying this guy is deliberately doing it as was the case in my situation, but it’s definitely something I’d bring up if I were a manager.

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am I wrong to be insulted by this rejection letter?

Ask A Manager

Could they have picked a better phrase than one so close to “it’s not you, it’s me,&# when by definition it’s at least partly you? Definitely made me smile. :) Reply Ask a Manager March 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm Wow!

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! It definitely helps me. But I definitely enjoy traveling more when I'm with my family. Then you'll definitely miss that. Is this your first time here?

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. I needed to be at 100% for the interview, but was probably at 75% while I was in DC. Definitely appreciate learning how strong people feel about illness in the workplace.

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. About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my staff has been held to a low bar; am I asking too much of them now?

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. Maybe I missed that…………lol Posted by Kevin on October 21, 2009 at 7:30 pm | permalink | Reply "Because both companies definitely understand the need to leverage social media to meet their bottom-line goals." Is this your first time here?

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. I'll definitely pursue these links to learn more. DC: I like the idea of starting out with Twitter.

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

Penelope Trunk

Posted by LPC on April 12, 2010 at 11:34 am | permalink | Reply As someone of generation Y, I definitely fall victim to overstimulation and trying to do too much at once. I definitely struggle with moving too fast and trying too accomplish too much, always on the go.