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Entries from May 2010

Why I sometimes hate to work with freshly minted MBAs

May 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

A lot of them are super arrogant. A lot of them are super greedy — they want to make a lot of money as soon as possible. They’re only interested in "strategy work". They talk big and think big. But, they cannot execute. They care more about job titles than job content. They think they’re […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

My failed blog redesign

May 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

In April I rolled out a new blog design. I sent out a tweet in early April that I was beta testing the new blog design. I actually spent about 3 months to re-design the blog. Why did it take me so long? I have very little free time. The re-design included changes in front […]

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Tags: Blogging

Secretive to a fault

May 20th, 2010 · No Comments

I recently talked to a start-up. This company has been around for a while, but it’s super secretive. It has a bare bone web site. You can find very little useful information about the company. Its address is list as a PO BOX number. Their physical address is not available anywhere online. When I discussed […]

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Tags: Start-up Success

Give yourself a big raise

May 20th, 2010 · No Comments

It’s pathetic. One friend hasn’t gotten any pay raise for three years. He works for a Fortune 500 company and he had no performance issues. Most people I knew got 2-5%  annual pay increase in the past couple of years. Even if you switch jobs, the pay raise is no longer the 10-25% you can […]

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Tags: Multiple Income Stream · Personal Finance

Exit interview

May 5th, 2010 · No Comments

I recently had an exit interview. I was leaving the company. As part of standard HR practice, the Human Resource Manager met with me for half an hour. She started the conversation by saying: "Before we talked about the details such as COBRA, your last check, vacation balance, etc, we want to find out why […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Career Transition · Recruiting & Job Hunting