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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

The post Why we owe companies our work – but not our loyalty appeared first on Cube Rules.

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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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Most people would not have noticed because they were looking somewhere in the past where a thousand articles have been published, but since May, 2017, I officially paused Cube Rules. For a lot of reasons, I needed to back away. Cube Rules was becoming more of a burden, I didn’t know if I was making a […]

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Cube Rules by Scot Herrick - 10M ago

It is time for me to take a hiatus from Cube Rules. It is a combination of things. I’ve been writing here since 2006 — decades in Internet years — and I think I’ve pretty much told all the tales to tell when it comes to careers. It’s more like work now; not so much […]

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When those customer surveys of executives ask about how hard it is to find talented people for positions, you’re likely to hear that finding good people is pretty darn hard. Or is it? I’ve been doing interviews for my day job and it has been (and continues to be) a revelation. The people we’re having […]

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