November 12, 2012

What Would You Say You Do Here?

I see a lot of resumes that seem to have been the victim of an unfortunate thesaurus attack.

How do you say "manage"?  Let me count the ways...

administer, advocate, boss, call the shots, call upon, captain, care for, carry on, command, concert, conduct, counsel, designate, direct, disburse, dominate, engage in, engineer, execute, govern, guide, handle, head, hold down, influence, instruct, maintain, manipulate, minister, officiate, operate, oversee, pilot, ply, preside, regulate, request, rule, run, run the show, steer, superintend, supervise, take care of, take over, take the helm, train, use, watch, watch over, wield


November 9, 2012

Sneak Peek

We're talkin' resumes next week.  Here's a peek:

I get my thing in action (Verb!)
In being, (Verb!) In doing, (Verb!)
In saying.
A verb expresses action, being, or state of being. 
A verb makes a statement. 
Yeah, a verb tells it like it is!

Happy Friday!

November 7, 2012

Meeting with Human Resources a Bad Thing?

I occasionally check out the search terms that bring people to my blog.  Here's a new one that's popped up a couple of times recently:  "Is having a meeting with HR a bad thing?"




November 6, 2012

Asking for "Thank You"

Last week I posted about the Professional Courtesy Wave.  Today, here's a neat little video about asking for the recognition you need.

In this deceptively simple 3-minute talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses on the power of the magic words "thank you" -- to deepen a friendship, to repair a bond, to make sure another person knows what they mean to you. Try it.  (Laura Trice suggests we all say thank you via

Video and transcript after the jump:

Election Day!

It's like all of the year's most boring holidays wrapped into one!

Nevertheless, get out there and vote!

November 5, 2012

Easing Into The Week

I'm still recovering from "falling back" yesterday.  Daylight savings is the worst.