Category Archives: careers

Your Career and You: “‘Customer Service’? Or ‘Sales Pitch’?”

I read a terrific post by David Meerman Scott recently that rekindled my ongoing passion for spectacular customer service. Then I made my second trip to a local car dealer to get some critical recall replacement work done on my … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Reading Minds”

A brief…and, as yet unresolved…conversation with a former student reminded me of one of the key guidelines for getting ahead in your job… “Tell them what you’re thinking.” I’m not pointing accusing fingers at anyone here. I’m as guilty of … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “What’s Next?”

One of the hallmarks of my own professional life has been a never-changing “itch” to try something new or different. Even while in high school and college, I dabbled in jobs like grocery store bagboy, bartender, poolroom manager, highway department … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “New Experiences…Be Excited!”

I just had a fun chat on Facebook with a young friend/former Curry College COM/PR student who has just started his spring semester internship with a prestigious Boston PR firm. Right from the get-go, they’ve put him on two account … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Tomorrow”

As we close out the old and prepare to ring in the new, the optimistic (to me, at least) song from “Annie” comes to mind. I firmly believe, as she says so positively, “The sun’ll come out tomorrow…” This past … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Networking…Promote Yourself”

I talk about this a lot…now I’m turning my words into action. I did my best to demonstrate the value of networking to my students at Curry College, where, until mid-2017, I headed the Communication Department’s Public Relations Concentration and … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Finding Inspiration”

I’ve been in something of a creative slump these past few months. Lots of stuff going on, but no “spark”…no inspirational jumpstart. Part of the problem lies in my still-developing “retirement” mode. While I’ve merrily embraced the “sleep in until … Continue reading

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