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Staying Professional in Virtual Meetings

September 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Tweet  One day last week I participated in four virtual meetings–one was more than two hours long.  In the spirit of full disclosure, I admit to multi-tasking during a couple of the calls.  At one point, it was quite apparent to others on the call that someone was hammering away on a computer keyboard.  I […]

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Tags: Job Search · Off-the-Wall

Expect Jealousy If You Friend The Boss

September 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Tweet Q.  I followed my boss to a new agency since he and I became good friends at our former agency.  It was a small agency where everyone was close, but we’re now at a much larger firm and I’m getting the cold shoulder from several of my co-workers.  The rumor mill  claims a relationship […]

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Tags: Careers · Off-the-Wall

Share Your 2-Cents Worth

July 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Tweet  One of my favorite idiomatic expressions before offering a point of view is “here’s my two cents worth.”  For me, it’s a self-effacing way to offer up ideas and suggestions without sounding overly authoritative. I was told by a regular reader last week that she often wants to add a comment, but is reluctant to do so […]

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Tags: Off-the-Wall · Uncategorized

Evaluating a Job Offer

March 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Tweet  Q.  After a long, stressful search, I received a job offer yesterday and need to accept by Friday.  It’s not exactly the job I wanted since it’s with a small, fairly new company that no one has ever heard of.  What do I need to know or ask before accepting the offer?  -BR A.  Congratulations, maybe.  Despite […]

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Tags: Job Search · Off-the-Wall

No Need To Hide Office Relationship As Long As You’re Not Dating the Boss

February 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tweet  Q.  I was relieved to read the Wall Street Journal column about office romances.  “Relieved” because an agency co-worker and I have been secretly dating for nearly a year.  My parents advised us to hide the fact we’re dating since someone in my dad’s office was fired for dating a co-worker.  I’m thinking that we’re being […]

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Tags: Day in the Life · Off-the-Wall