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Have You Ever Had Someone Lock Themselves In The Trunk Of Your Car?

Have You Ever Had Someone Lock Themselves In The Trunk Of Your Car?

I had a very strange experience one time. I had gone shopping at a large mall and put some things in the trunk, but I didn’t know that I didn’t shut it all the way. I was aware of a crazy guy screaming on the sidewalk when I drove into the parking lot. I had no...

Why Can An Art Collection Be Valuable?

Why Can An Art Collection Be Valuable?

I have something nice to share. I don’t know why I want to do this, but here goes: My husband and I have 106 pieces of art displayed in our house, with three more pieces in our backyard. There is more under our bed, behind the couch in the living room, and in some...

Can You Go With The Flow?

Can You Go With The Flow?

Have you ever been fortunate to river raft somewhere? I have been to the Grand Canyon three times!  One time right before we were going to go through some specific rapids, the guide on my raft said it was safe enough that we could jump in the water and go feet...

Why Are You Applying for a Job You Are Not Qualified for

Why Are You Applying for a Job You Are Not Qualified for

One of my clients is a very experienced Executive Assistant. She showed me a job posting from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory near San Francisco that she applied. She was well qualified for the basic role and job duties.  ...

Why Do You Need A Mentor?

Why Do You Need A Mentor?

Can’t you learn almost anything with YouTube?  I started to bake with a friend, Anne, at the beginning of Covid. We would pick a recipe, be in our separate kitchens, then use our iPhones and iPads to work together. Now we can be in one kitchen.   ...

Are Your Stock Options Worth More Than Your Salary?

Are Your Stock Options Worth More Than Your Salary?

Did you know a signing bonus will “make you whole” if you leave before the stock options mature.   One time I worked for a startup artificial intelligence company. I received a small amount of stock because I was not very high up on the totem poll at...

What Is A Professional Bio?

What Is A Professional Bio?

A resume is written to help you find a new job.  A bio is written for other purposes beyond a job search. It is usually one page and includes a headshot.  https://youtu.be/9uDAQTDYC7c Who is looking for a bio from you?   Interested investors...

Have You Ever Been Unsafe During An Interview?

Have You Ever Been Unsafe During An Interview?

Have you ever felt unsafe during an in-person interview? Have you let yourself be in a dangerous situation because you really needed a new job right away? You might think this wouldn’t happen, but it can if you let your guard is down.   https://youtu.be/OJn5d1UFUgo I...

How Do You Push Back On The Start Date For Your New Job?

How Do You Push Back On The Start Date For Your New Job?

When would you like to start your new job? Is it farther out than the normal two weeks after you have given notice to your current employer? What can you do to make this happen?   https://youtu.be/hu6EurjE07s Pre-arranged family plans: Sometimes, plans...

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