Author Archive | Candace Moody

White Sheet, Pink Slip – Yes, You Can be Fired for Your Off-duty Behavior

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] You’ve no doubt heard about the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville on August 12. White nationalists gathered on Saturday for a “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville. Around 1:45 p.m., a car plowed into a group of counterprotesters and another car. One person was killed: Heather D. Heyer, 32, a paralegal from Charlottesville. Events […]

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How to Negotiate Anything Fearlessly

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] Michael Donaldson is the author of Fearless Negotiating: The Wish, Want, Walk Method to Reaching Solutions That Work. He says in the introduction that he wrote this book for: anyone who is feeling a bit unsure going into a negotiation anyone who feels beaten up after a negotiating session […]

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When You Feel Like a Fake

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] Writing for Psychology Today, Carlin Flora says that everyone suffers from what’s commonly known as Imposter Syndrome at some point in their lives. First, though, she corrects the popular notion that it’s actually a psychological problem. “There’s no disorder, no diagnosis, no cure,” she writes.  “Impostor phenomenon, or IP, […]

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Competence Rules

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] Valerie Young is the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It. In a previous post, I wrote about how many of us have a set of rules inside us that determine whether […]

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Work is Hard, and Working Harder is Not the Answer

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] This is one of a series of posts on The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5. In The End of Jobs, Taylor Pearson says that even highly trained and credentialed workers are finding that it’s harder and harder to find quality jobs after graduation. “The […]

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Power Surges

“Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” Margaret Thatcher The original power play manual The authors of Enlightened Office Politics, Michael and Deborah Dobson, write that one of the most important skills in winning political games is understanding the various forms of power and how to […]

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Guest Post: Ready for a Career Change? Try an MBA

Are you having trouble envisioning your future in your current position or field of business?  Would you be surprised to know that roughly two thirds of MBA students have enrolled in their programs to enable a career change?  While admissions committees are looking for candidates with clear and directed goals, they understand that many applicants […]

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Guest Post: Essential Tech Tools for Telecommuting

Telecommuting is fast becoming part of the mainstream workforce.  If you’re considering a career change that allows telecommuting or planning to implement a remote workflow into your current job, these tech tools will help make cutting the office cord work for you, and – more importantly – for your employer. A Tablet Turns the World […]

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Guest Post: Turn Your Unemployment Into an Asset (Seriously)

Sometimes, it pays to be unemployed. Smart employers with an eye for nuance and an intelligent long-term business strategy are usually not turned off by unemployment. In fact, some of them actually see this as an asset. So if you’re not currently working and you’re looking for a way back onto the career ladder, keep […]

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