Author Archive | Candace Moody

Uncommon Common Sense

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] This is one of a series of posts based on the book Everything is Obvious, Once You Know the Answer by Duncan Watts. Watts is a sociologist who is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research and a Professor at Large at Cornell University. He was a professor of Sociology at Columbia […]

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She’s Not There

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] I’m very happy to report that I am not available to post today – I’m on a plane headed for an exotic destination and some much needed R and R. Please enjoy these previous posts about time off and leaving on vacation gracefully. Leaving on Vacation Gracefully Me Time […]

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Want to Be More Productive? Try out Luxafor

Photo courtesy Luxafor.com Millennials are beginning to dominate the workplace, and they are flexing their design muscles to help themselves become more productive. It’s no secret that this hyper connected, multitasking generation needs some help to stay focused on the job, especially in an open design office where there are no doors to close for […]

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Three Essential Job Hunting Tips for Graduates

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] It’s graduation season. After the parties, it’s time to get serious about your career plan. Here are some quick tips to get you started. First, get specific about your goals. Take a moment to think of what your goals are – and not just in terms of salary.  You’ll […]

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Seth Godin on Graduation

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] Seth Godin is a deep thinker on many subjects, but he’s particularly passionate about education and what it teaches us about the real world. Here’s a link to his manifesto on education. Here’s his thinking on new graduates: No direction home There are millions of college seniors beginning their […]

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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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