Starting a new job

Starting a Business, business start-up,job interview, interview tips, a new job, new workplace, new employee, introduction, new job
I just started my new job last week and so far, so good.  I’ve spent the week doing lots of reading, lots of software installations, and A LOT effort at staying awake.  (The Starbucks is not nearly as close as I would like!) Starting a new job is fraught with social niceties, tactical maneuvering and carefully masked awkwardness.  You have to learn who to talk to if you have questions, who...

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Being a volunteer

volunteer, charity work, volunteer work
I’m pretty notorious for being anti-charity, for the most part.  I am very suspicious of the amount of money spent on converting donor dollars to recipient works and cynical about the salaries of administrators and fundraising campaigns.  But I do believe in giving back to others.  How do I make it work?   Well, I try to focus on what I can do to have a direct impact on others.  I would...

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5 job interview must-haves

Starting a Business, business start-up,job interview, interview tips, a new job, new workplace, new employee, introduction, new job
The job interview is a nasty piece of business.  Sure, it’s a necessary step that is required to weed out unsuitable candidates but in the end, it’s generally awkward and uncomfortable for all participants.  Having been on both sides of the table, here are my 5 most important interview tips: Know about the company.  You need to know the ins and outs of the company you’re applying...

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Always give back

give back, pay it forward, good karma, show appreciation
I strongly believe that it’s important to give back when you have success.  Now, I don’t mean give to charity – if you give to charity, you are likely giving a large chunk of your money towards the salaries of administrators rather than to the cause itself.  Instead, I mean that you should give back directly to the people and things most important to you – in other words,...

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