Month: March 2014

Reasons to hire me #2: You need help telling your story in job interviews.

Creating the narrative of your life is, to my mind, always important in interviews. When we’re talking about people who are “older” (i.e. not straight out of college), or who have done different things, or are switching career, or simply transitioning in some manner or other, telling your story in a way that connects with…
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March 30, 2014 0

TUESDAY TIPS: March 25, 2014: Stay-at-home but still on the career-track!

In our hyper-connected world, a world highly conflicted regarding to the value of raising children versus the pressure to have a white-hot career, parents leaving, or even just considering leaving the office to raise their kids full-time, have a difficult choice: be great hands-on parents, or end up in the corner office? I think that stay-at-home moms…
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March 25, 2014 0

Reasons to hire me #1: You don’t recognize your own talent(s)!

“It’s funny…when I talk to you, you tell me exactly what I need to hear. Don’t know how you do it, but that’s what you do…lol.”-T. You know who I am? I’m the person who helps you believe in yourself in order to help you recreate yourself. A few days ago, talking with a very talented…
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March 22, 2014 0

Tuesday Tips: March 18, 2014: Less lists, more doing.

In this business, I spend a lot of time helping clients get organized. Before you can achieve your goals, you have to be able to articulate them. But there’s a difference between articulating your goals, and busy work. There’s a difference between creating a to-do list to get you organized, and using the creation of…
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March 18, 2014 0

Mission Statement

“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.”- Mikhail Bakunin Okay, so when I was 13 or 14, I went through a period wherein I decided I was an anarchist. Mortifying as it is to admit that in public…it still beats listening to One Direction, or being a Belieber. At least I always read…
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March 13, 2014 0

TUESDAY TIPS: March 11, 2014: Shakespeare said it best.

(If it was good enough for Shakespeare, it’s good enough for you.)           Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportioned thought his act. Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel; But do…
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March 11, 2014 0

10 Ways to Help LinkedIn Help Your Career

We’re getting kind of fancy here at the YentaBunker and here’s a PDF file crammed with LinkedIn tips, to help you stop sabotaging, and start achieving your career goals! (Or, at least, to end up with a profile you’re proud of. #samedifference) Right-click on it, and it’s yours…now, get to work! LinkedIn 10  

March 10, 2014 0

Ripley, Believe it or not

Ripley the Tiger Mother The above link will take you to Ripley’s most (in)famous line in Aliens: “Get away from her, you bitch!” And with that, yes: Happy International Women’s Day! Fun Fact: Sigourney Weaver almost didn’t even go to the audition for the role of Ripley in the original film, Alien, because she was sure…
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March 8, 2014 0

Life Lessons of “Mystery Science Theater 3000”

Well, if you’ve ever watched an episode of MST3K, you’re not asking, “Why?,” you’re saying, “Oh, hell yeah!” If you haven’t, this is a great episode to get you started: The Horrors of Spider Island I’ve watched that episode, oh 50 times at least, and it still makes my inner 8-year-old boy snort with glee. So much…
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March 6, 2014 0

TUESDAY TIPS: March 4, 2014: Sell, Don’t Ask!

Still cackling–sadly–over the client whose boss told him, “Again with the networking?” Story of my life, since if I’m alive, I’m networking. Every time I see people invested in their self-hatred, and doubt, I network a little bit harder, to ward off their bad juju… and you should, too. Today’s networking (i.e. LIFE) hint, is…
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March 4, 2014 0