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It is such an honor to have you back for another dose of Uncommon Sense. Some of you don’t do well at job interviews. Read the Self-Development column. I will give you a helping hand. Much of the mainstream media (i.e., The New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR […]
How To Bomb Your Next Face-To-Face Job Interview
So your resume attracted someone enough to grant you a job interview. Congratulations! You must have a reasonably good résumé to pull that off. Now you get to “audition” for the job. Will you be as dazzling as was your résumé? Time will tell. Many job interviews still take place over the phone or in […]
The Unethical Washington Post by Bill Ackman
Originally posted on X (formerly Twitter) on February 10, 2024. https://twitter.com/BillAckman/status/1756477098313625644   I am sure all of us have had the experience of reading a story about a subject you know well and finding it replete with inaccuracies and falsehoods. One then turns the page and reads an article about a subject one knows less […]
Your Interview Roadmap
Perhaps you have become displaced in your job. Perhaps you have been “let go,” for whatever reason, or perhaps you see layoffs in the forecast. You may be vulnerable. Or it could be that you are gainfully employed but you are burned out, unmotivated, and looking for a new challenge. While you will be scrambling […]
The World of the Bullies
I attended Junior High School in Los Altos, a posh little community located in Northern California, in a region today known as Silicon Valley. The school was called Egan Junior High School. It encompassed 7th and 8th grade. I didn’t care for the place, even though we had it pretty good. I remember feeling apprehensive […]
Farcical
Building Your Power of Expression Farcical, adj. Pronunciation: ˈfärsək(ə)l Meaning: When something is described as farcical, it is being associated with being a farce, especially due to its ridiculous aspects or its absurd properties. Usage: The presentation was so odd and disjointed that it bordered on the farcical. His account of what happened revealed that […]
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I hope you enjoyed the Super Bowl yesterday. I missed it entirely because I was too busy putting the finishing touches on this, the 301st issue, of Uncommon Sense. OK, let’s see what we have in this issue of Uncommon Sense. . . The Self-Development column will give you some insights into the world of […]
Be An Innovator: Here’s How
We are a nation of conformists. Something gets invented (the smart phone, the microwave oven, the seatbelt, the calculator, Velcro) and we behave like we have reached the pinnacle of possibilities with that invention. And we settle. We conform. We become complacent. Here’s a thought: You – yes you – can be an innovator. You […]
What’s Ethical About That?
There were a number of incidents in the news this past week, all of them troubling, that raise a number of questions. Some of those questions touch on the issue of ethics. See where you land on these recent news episodes. Sonny Hostin of the popular gabfest The View has always maintained that black people […]
Your Interview Roadmap
Perhaps you have become displaced in your job. Perhaps you have been “let go,” for whatever reason, or perhaps you see layoffs in the forecast. You may be vulnerable. Or it could be that you are gainfully employed but you are burned out, unmotivated, and looking for a new challenge. While you will be scrambling […]
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