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Articles Archive for September 2009

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[29 Sep 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 3 Comments | ]
Keppie Careers Reviews “The Amazing Adventures of a Working Girl”

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I was surfing around Technorati this evening and ran into a job hunt blog called Keppie Careers. It’s written by Keppie Career founder Miriam Salpeter who has been advising clients regarding their career plans and writing resumes for over 12 years. I’m her newest Twitter follower and will be adding her blog to my “Blogs I Like” list as soon as I finish writing this post. She has great resources of all kinds for job seekers.

I really recommend reading her article on Karen Burn’s book “The Amazing …

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[29 Sep 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 9 Comments | ]
“Devil Wears Prada” Lesson: You’ve Got to Develop Career Self-Awareness

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No one purposely makes a bogus move hoping it will lead to a major screw up. It doesn’t happen that way. I have, however, seen myself make a string of seemingly benign choices that over time led me to a very painful destination. In the movie “The Devil Wears Prada,” Anne Hathaway’s character Andy Sach gives us a big screen lesson on how little decisions over a period time can take us to a place we would have rather not gone.
DWP begins with Andy turning down Stanford …

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[28 Sep 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 2 Comments | ]

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If I sit back and consider where I’ve made career mistakes, I’m drawn more to the chances I passed up for being too risky than any one of my major screw ups. It’s not haven’t had any good screw ups. (We can sit down for a beer sometime and have some fun reviewing those.) It’s that the times when I took the easier route or opted against taking a risk probably cost me more and led to bigger regrets than the other ones. I have spoken to …

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[25 Sep 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 4 Comments | ]
“Funeral” Video Gives Upbeat, Thought-Provoking Marriage Message

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“Funeral” is a new TV commercial available off youTube launched by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS). It looks at marriage in a different light. An middle aged woman shares some humorous stories during her eulogy at her husband’s funeral. She is celebrating how beautiful imperfections are what make a relationship perfect.

It’s not the huge events that make a relationship special as much as the mundain that we often miss or forget to appreciate. I found that during tough job search, I was …

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[14 Sep 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 3 Comments | ]

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When I was out of work, clutter camped out in my head. I worried about how I would pay my bills. I fretted over what I could have done to avoid the lay off. I rehearsed the worse case scenarios (that would likely never happen) repeatedly over and over again. This unhealthy, obsessive mental regurgitation drove me crazy. Worse yet, it added confusion when what I needed was clarity so I could be at my best for my job search.

Eckhart Tolle’s book “The Power of …

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[1 Sep 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 2 Comments | ]

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I met today with the facilitators of the Back on Track Network (BOT) group I run. It’s the support group for out of work people that helped me out tremendously and inspired me to launch this blog. Rainer Zinn, one of my fellow BOT volunteers, and I were talking. Career Jockey came up and he told me that he blogged too. “What do you know?” I thought. “A fellow blogger that I actually know in the flesh.”
On a weekly basis, Rainer posts an article sharing …