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Get Fired: It’s Good For You

Anna Wintour, editor of US Vogue, made a startling admission to a group of young, aspiring fashion writers in New York last month. The most powerful woman in the magazine world revealed she was once sacked by Harper's Bazaar.

What's more, she said it was one of the best things that had ever happened to her. "I recommend you all get fired, it's a great learning experience," she said.

It was a surprising confession and a heartening piece of career advice at a time when many people are losing their jobs.

The quote was picked up on around the world, with people adding examples of famous people who had done well despite, or often because of, early rejection.>


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Posted: November 13th, 2010
at 2:19pm by Koookiecrumbles

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Land the Perfect Job

Changing careers in an economic recession was no easy feat, especially when I was trying to enter industries of which I had zero relevant professional experience. In periods of economic growth and boom, companies are more willing to take risks and hire over-experienced under-qualified candidates. During the state of the economy when I was applying, companies diligently chose candidates that had many years of relevant experience and who were over-qualified.

In an environment where hundreds (thousands for some positions) of candidates were applying for one position, I knew I had to apply an economies-of-scale strategy. Thus, began a numbers game. The more places I applied to, the more places I would interview at, and thus, the more offers I would ultimately get.>

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Posted: November 12th, 2010
at 3:59pm by Koookiecrumbles

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Does Your Name Spell Success?

"What’s in a name?" a man named Shakespeare asked long ago. Potential employers may ask this same question of you. After all, your name is the first thing on your resume. Along with your appearance, it’s one of the things most people use to form a first impression.

Much effort goes into understanding the power of names-ask anyone having their first baby. Some believe a name is the single most important influence on development of our personality and helps create our destiny. Can your name help you succeed? What can you do to increase your chances of success in the name game?>

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Posted: November 10th, 2010
at 10:58pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: language,jobs

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