Category Archives: careers

Grad School: A Look Back

As May 11 passed this week, it occurred to me that it’s been 20 years since I got my master’s degree. Aside from saying, “Ouch,” and acknowledging a comment from a friend that I’m old, I wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

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Interview Questions: Caroline G, University of Limerick Student

A while back, I got a request from a student at the University of Limerick (Ireland) who wanted to interview me for her class. The magic of Zoom allowed this to happen. We were constrained by a time limit, so … Continue reading

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Last In, First Out, Supply & Demand, and Other Business Realities

I’ve got a couple of short-subject topics today, neither of which I have a whole lot to say about, but the two together might help you understand some of the reasoning behind why the job market is what it is.

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7 Things to Work on As an Adult

Occasionally I’ll see a meme posted by one of my 50-something friends about what sorts of skills they wish young people “should be taught in high school” or the equivalent. Today I’ll take a shot at my answer, keeping a … Continue reading

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Grand Ideas Are Solitary, Execution is Collective

I realize my title will tweak some people’s philosophical sensibilities. Too bad. If you don’t like where this post goes, you can write your own. What I’ll try to convey today is my experience with ambitious ideas in the workplace … Continue reading

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