Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Dancing With Purple Polar Bears

Many of you have asked whether I'm back to two-armed blogging. I am. The cast is off and the fingers of both hands are back on the keyboard. Remind me to tell you sometime about the dream I had while on pain medication: Dancing purple polar bears armed with cheese grinders, chasing me. While that sounds like the perfect premise for a Stephen King novel, I'm going to turn my attention to finding good stuff for this Tidbit Tuesday.

* Water Cooler Wisdom makes a terrific point about improving your writing skills.

* Before you send off that resume, use this quick checklist from Keppie Careers to make sure you've covered the bases.

* Looking for a laugh this morning? Slacker Manager has a funny bit about success tips for a manager's first day. Check out my comment...can you say "coffee breath"?

* For as long as I've been covering workplace issues (since the dawn of man?), there has been a debate about paid time off, where you have a "bank" of days off, and it doesn't matter whether you use them for being sick or going on vacation. Evil HR Lady has quite a debate raging on the subject.

* Six small habits from Girl Meets Business that could change your image immediately is aimed at young professionals, but I know plenty of older workers who could benefit from the advice as well.

*If you just can't get enough of March Madness, Newly Corporate has used the final four framework to show how to become more successful. By the way, I'll be contributing to this site in the near future, so keep an eye out.

Finally, I'll have Bill Lampton, a communications guru, on my Blog Talk Radio show this morning at 10 a.m. CST. We're going to talk about difficult communication issues at work (the constantly interrupting co-worker), and how to become a better listener in order to really boost your career success. Tune in and ask questions, or download for consumption later.



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Anonymous said...

I'm glad you are back to two-armed blogging! I'm looking forward to the radio show. You can't do much well without strong communication skills, so it sounds like a great topic.

Thanks for the link to Keppie Careers!

Miriam Salpeter
Keppie Careers

Anita said...

I'm in the communications biz, and I still feel like I learn something new every day. With how fast the world is moving, and constant changes in our everyday lives, I think we have to constantly change and fine tune our skills.