Author Archive | Candace Moody

The Secret Thoughts of Professional Women

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. —Bertrand Russell Valerie Young, author of  The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in […]

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Guest Post: Grad celebrations are over – now what?

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] Now that you have successfully walked across a stage without fainting in public, have toasted with your loved ones, and partied with your friends…. now what? You’re probably just now slowing down enough to be looking over the precipice that is your nonexistent job-offer. In fact, you are among […]

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When Bad Things Happen, Part 2

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] I wrote in a previous post that what happens to you in life is less important than the story you tell yourself about it before or afterward. Every day, whether it’s the best or worst of your life, is made up of the same 24 hours.  This, too, will […]

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Creeping Determinism

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. When we hear a story, whether […]

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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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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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