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About That Office Monkey

When my friend introduced me to a office monkey gif, I quickly searched for more. What I discovered was a treasure trove of office monkey gifs that perfectly represented how I sometimes feel at work. Since that day, I’ve been sharing office monkey gifs with others. Today,

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Be Selfish About Your Career

The weekday grind for us office-types is rather straight-forward. We wake up, get ready, go to work, go home, and go to sleep. Sometimes (or all the time), we wake up thinking, “I don’t want to go to work today,” or “I hate my job,”

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Write A Better Resume Professional Summary

I’ve been conducting interviews for over two months, and it has been a great experience for me as an interviewer. I discovered that while the candidates looked great on paper, many of them were not in person. Keep in mind, the candidates interviewed are not

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I Inadvertently Replaced My Coworker With Software

A couple of years ago, I managed a project to replace an aging and much-loathed application at work. There were two application administrators, my coworker and myself. I wasn’t too familiar with the system and was learning how to use it on the job. My

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From The Perspective Of The Job Interviewer

I’ve been interviewing candidates to fill a middle management position on the team for the past six weeks and it’s been enlightening and educational. At times, I interviewed candidates one on one, and other times with a colleague. I learned a lot about the interviewing

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The Best Seat At The Meeting Table

Picture this, you arrive at the meeting early and face a long rectangular conference table that seats 12. There are many seating positions to consider. As the meeting chairperson,  do you ever consider which seat is best for you? Do you sit in the traditional

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Thoughts On Wearing Many Hats

Growing up and working in a family restaurant taught me a few things. First, child labor laws don’t apply. When my parents knew I was strong enough to carry plastic bins full of dirty dishes, they put me to work. Second, weekends were spent at

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Make Conference Calls Easier To Dial Into From Mobile Phones

Occasionally, I have to take a conference call with my mobile phone. I’ll go into the invitation to retrieve the dial-in number and access (pin) code. However, it’s quite cumbersome to dial the number, and then flip back to the invitation to memorize the access

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What VP And Director Level Interview Candidates Have In Common

The company is in search of a seasoned professional to fill a vacant position. The human resources department received a higher number of applications than normal, which is great, we can be a bit more selective. The corporate recruiter has his hands full screening the

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Asking To Connect Via LinkedIn During The Interview

Last week, I interviewed a candidate for a VP position. The conversations about the position went well. That was until he caught me off guard by asking to connect through LinkedIn. It was the wrong place and time to ask. Not wanting to seem like a jerk,