Category Archives: Business Communication

The Undercover Cover Letter

Like so many things related to the job search, cover letters are inconvenient formalities that should be done away with. I predict that someday, a business with enough clout will have the courage to stop asking for them and other … Continue reading

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Lobby Observances: The Pre-Interview Job Search Process

l have yet to meet any sane person who wants to work a generic office job, wear taught ties and suit jackets for eight hours a day, sit in broken adjustable chairs, and sniff paper stacks inside gray partitions. Most … Continue reading

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Reading Between the Resume Lines

Although I have never hired anyone for a job, I have been very close to a few people who have, and I have witnessed the torments that these employers put themselves through when choosing someone to help build the company … Continue reading

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Branding the Offbeat: A Path for 2016

The beauty of blogging is that once you’ve published your post, you can check your “stats” minutes later and see if anyone is looking. I say “looking” because who knows if anyone reads such things. When I visit other blogs, … Continue reading

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Charney’s Codification: Prohibitive Perfectionism

This being that most wonderful time of the year, I was at the shopping mall searching for that perfect gift. A few weeks previously, my wife had informed me of her interest in a new leather handbag and gave me … Continue reading

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Professional Considerations

You built a laboratory and started doing what you do because you loved doing it: not because people told you you had to. Somewhere along the way, you thought, “I sure would like to get paid for this, and seeing as how … Continue reading

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