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After conducting my last job interview — where I was interviewing a candidate — I reflected on what differentiated a job candidate from others. After all, I’ve done a ton of job interviews over the past year. I’ve provided specific poor job interview practices — talking too long, we we we instead of I, and […]

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You read about it all the time — you have to take care of the customer. The customer is always right. Without customers, we have no business. What Cubicle Warriors know, however, it that the most important customer isn’t some vague person out there. They know the most important customer is their manager. Yes, Your […]

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When the Republicans passed their tax cut at the end of 2017, the Republicans proclaimed it was a (windfall) tax cut for corporations and a (small) tax cut for individuals. Well, it is a windfall for corporations. For families? It depends. For Cubicle Warriors? It’s probably a tax increase. If you were curious, you might have […]

The post How the 2018 Tax Cut is not a tax cut for Cubicle Warriors appeared first on Cube Rules.

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I believe in jobs that have good salaries, bonuses, and benefits. But I also believe that every jobs ends. And when that job ends, you need to have skills and accomplishments to grab that next job. It didn’t used to be this way. Companies brought you on board, helped you in your work, promoted you […]

The post Once, good jobs paid good salaries and benefits. Now good jobs prepare you for your next job. appeared first on Cube Rules.

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I do love hearing from my readers. They ask pretty good questions. This one came in today: “In order to be promoted, one must already be doing the work required in the promotion.” But what if, say, you’ve been doing the extra work for two years and the promotion has yet to be offered? In other […]

The post You have done the work for the promotion, but it does not happen. Now what? appeared first on Cube Rules.

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If it has been a while since you’ve been in a job search, it’s tempting to apply to a perfect job posting right away. Tempting, but there is work to do.   Before you blast out your resume, take some time to review the basics. Not too long — job postings get removed as fast […]

The post 4 must do actions to take before applying for a job appeared first on Cube Rules.

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In my interview the other day on Vocate, the first question I was asked was “What are the most important lessons you’ve had to learn in your professional life on finding and thriving in a job? My first bullet point, of many, was this one: We owe a company our work, but not our loyalty […]

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I was fortunate to be able to provide some of the Cubicle Warrior perspective on jobs, interviews, and careers over at Vocate. It’s a pretty long, wide-ranging interview. If you wanted to find out about the Cube Rules approach to working in corporations, you’ll do well reading this interview. I was fortunate to be able to […]

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There are four critical accomplishments you need to have when you start a new position. None of them relate to your job skills and have little to do with your interview. Instead, you need to learn how things get done in your new job. How you can fit into the team. What your manager tells […]

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A lot of articles about doing a job interview talk about how to prepare for an interview. I do as well. But most articles don’t talk about the skills you need to have successful job interviews. This one does. Skills are a bit different than a list of things to do to prepare for a […]

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