A survival guide to awkward parties for introverts (and people who hate work functions)

Let’s face it. Most social gatherings suck, and organized occasions, such as work parties or association functions are the worst. Weddings, extended family events, and other forced communal festivities are usually pretty bad too. Well, maybe not for everybody. I’m sure there are people out there who enjoy making small talk with folks they barely …

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Life and career lessons from a lawyer and an Uber driver I never even met

I saw this status on LinkedIn and it made me angry. Every day I cross paths with some broke ass life coach. LinkedIn profile says Life Coach; Speaker; Thought Leader. Dudes hanging out in Starbucks doing their initial introductory “coaching” session because they can’t afford offices. Broke nobodies going to Broke Nobodies International meetings doing …

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Five classic rules of grammar you can (and often should) break now

It turns out that the ways we write and speak have changed some since the textbooks were written. Case in point. My friend Emery gave me an English grammar “Rules and Observations” book published in 1838. The inside cover page of the book reveals that it is intended “for assisting advanced students to write with …

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Stop the culture of ghosting job candidates by letting hiring managers know it’s rude

Hiring managers ghosting job candidates is way too common. According to a recent survey, more than a third of job candidates said the last company that rejected them did so by not telling them anything. And I suspect the numbers are even higher in some industries, because we hear so much about it. And job …

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Everything you need to know about career success – you learned in elementary school

Remember how as kids in the schoolyard teams were often chosen by ‘captains’ picking out the members they wanted on their side from the crowd of potential players gathered there? Well, we’ve all gotten older, but very little else has changed over the years. In the world of career survival, that scene of picking teams …

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