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October 5 , 2011
Vol. 13, Issue 14



Books Authored
by Joel Garfinkle

Getting Ahead


Executive Presence


Get Paid What You're Worth


Land Your Dream Job


Love Your Work


Time Management


Find a Job in 14 Days



getting ahead

10 Ways to Get More Candid Feedback (and 5 ways if you really can't handle the truth)
We all know how important feedback is, right? However, people generally are not good at giving it. It is hard to do; people often get defensive, and we do not want to hurt anyone's feelings. However, if you really want feedback, there are ways to get it. Just make sure you can handle the truth.

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getting ahead

How I Got Here: IBM CEO Candidate Talks About His Rise
FINS speaks with Rodney C. Adkins about the importance of mentorship, getting work experience outside of your comfort zone, and what can be done to boost the number of minorities in engineering.

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getting ahead

5 tips for career changers
You've hit a turning point in your career. Whether it's because your job has slowly become less satisfying over the years, or you woke up one morning and realized you hated going to work, you've decided it's time for a change. If only you knew what you wanted to do next.

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Articles for your websites, newsletters, blogs and publications
» Executive Professionals: Leadership, Advancement & Productivity 
» Dream Job: Define it, Land it, Live it 
» Job Hunters: Resume, Network, Interview Negotiate 

"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up."
~ Babe Ruth

"With the power of conviction, there is no sacrifice."
~ Jim Rohn

"We will either find a way or make one."
~ Hannibal

Downsizing Hurts Productivity

When you've been searching for work unsuccessfully, you eventually reach the point where you are desperate enough to take just about anything. But letting prospective employers know that is not the best tactic. Learn the 3 words that will kill your job search.

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Recommended Resources

Leadership Developement Blog

One of my regular blog reads is Great Leadership, written by Dan McCarthy. I love his commitment and dedication to leadership. I've referred many of my clients directly to Dan's blog and articles he's written. Employees need the type of content he provides so they can become more influential leaders. In addition to his own regular posts, Dan also features guest posts from leadership authors, including my own post "Transforming Perceptions: 10 Steps to Managing the Way You Are Perceived at Work".

Check out Dan's blog today, I'm sure you'll find it to be a valuable resource.

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