business culture

Open Forum: Do You Keep Two Twitter Accounts?

By |April 8th, 2012|

I know some freelancers who prefer to separate business from personal at all times. They never discuss non-work related information on their blogs. They wouldn’t think of using their personal Gmail account to contact potential clients. And they make sure that their social networking accounts […]

Steve Jobs Is Not My Homeboy

By |February 18th, 2012|

When I laid out my business goals for the Year of the Dragon, I expressed the need to finally replace my home computer. In the brief item detail, I included a link to the official Apple website where it provides information on the little engine […]

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

By |January 23rd, 2012|

Here we are again! Ringing in the new year and celebrating what a wild, wonderful trip it’s been. The Year of the Dragon is often viewed as a great year for everyone, so the consensus is we’re supposed to dream big or go home.

The water […]

Don't Curse

By |December 14th, 2011|

Plenty of bloggers curse in their posts on a regular basis. Not excessively so, but for some, it’s a common element and their audiences have either come to enjoy it or ignore it altogether.

I, on the other hand, shy away from swearing on my blog […]

The Graceful Exit

By |July 11th, 2011|

Changing employers can be a stressful or exciting experience depending on why you’re leaving one homestead for another. Despite the reality that the days of working for the same company from graduation to retirement are long gone, many businesses no longer administer an exit interview.

And […]

Where Did You Learn That?

By |April 26th, 2011|

Last month, I blogged about how the concept of holding multiple jobs within a relatively short time span—say a decade—can lead some hiring managers and HR personnel to see applicants as “job hoppers.” I find this labeling is often premature and short-sighted. A resume detailing […]

How Many Jobs Is Too Many?

By |March 17th, 2011|

At the stroke of midnight tonight, I will be another year older. Like many who face checking a different age group on a survey form, I’ve been reflecting on my life and career thus far. And you know what I realized? I’ve been working since […]