Category Archives: Career Management

4 reasons to let your boss know about your accomplishments

A woman I work with whispered to me that one of her customers wrote her an email complimenting her on a job well done. I congratulated her on her accomplishment and told her to tell our boss. “No way,” my colleague … Continue reading

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5 reasons why what you know about your introversion can limit you

Today I think about how being mindful of  my preference for introversion may affect my actions. Like a self-fulfilling prophesy, this knowledge occupies my thoughts and sometimes prevents me from doing what I’d like to, what I should do. So … Continue reading

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5 tips for promoting yourself in the job search

When I made our town’s Little League All-Star team, I ran to my neighbor’s house where my father was helping him fix a lawnmower. I burst into the garage and told my father with pride that I’d made the team. Instead … Continue reading

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7 awesome traits of the introvert

I wrote this post a year ago but feel it’s time again to plug the introverts for their greatness.  When I ask my Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI) workshop attendees if they think I’m an introvert or extravert, they usually … Continue reading

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Talk more; 5 reasons why your job search and performance at work require it

This article contrasts one I wrote on talking too much. What’s the balance many, including I, wonder? We’ve all been in the presence of people who don’t talk much, if at all. It can be frustrating or downright agonizing, particularly … Continue reading

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5 times when nonstop talking can hurt you in the job search and at work

If that got your attention, good. I don’t know any other way to say it; I hate it when people talk too much. This is a personal issue of mine, a lack of tolerance, perhaps; but incessant talking makes my mind … Continue reading

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Brainstorming; does it work for introverts?

On a visit to my brother’s school (he’s a principal), I noticed a whiteboard in his office with various notes on the school’s vision written on it. “Brainstorming session?” I asked. He nodded. I thought to myself that I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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