Category Archives: job search

Patience and Persistence

These two deceptively simple concepts can make a world of difference in how things turn out for someone…including you, dear reader. Yet so many folks can’t seem to wrap their heads around either. I’ll be the first to say that … Continue reading

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You Can DO This!

I had a brief exchange of messages with a friend/former student this morning about his current job search. He’s feeling a bit frustrated…it’s been a few months, and nothing yet. I try to be both sympathetic and empathetic. Most of … Continue reading

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Mentoring…“Which Road Should I Take?”

One of my favorite quotes is from Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass” when Alice, not sure where she was going, asked the Cheshire Cat for directions… “Cheshire Puss…would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from … Continue reading

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Details…Details

Once again I am reminded that my obsession with correctgrammar, spelling and punctuation is NOT shared by all. I’m in the midst of paper-grading for my “Introduction to Organizational Communication” class at The University ofTampa and already have had to … Continue reading

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It’s Around the Corner

Okay. I’ll admit it. I’m an incorrigible optimist. I firmly believe that something good is out there for me…and for you. But we have to go looking for it. It’s not coming to us. I’m not sure when this began … Continue reading

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Climbing out of my shell

Yeah, I know. I’ve been pretty much invisible for the past couple of months. No excuses. Just absolutely did not have the motivation to communicate with the outer world. Granted I’ve been teaching my classes at The University of Tampa…online…but … Continue reading

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Friends Helping Friends

Over the past few days, I’ve had conversations with various people about everything ranging from “What should I do?” to “Where should I go?” to “Is it really worth it?”. I think we managed to get to a final conclusion/decision in … Continue reading

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“Ch…ch…changes”

We’re closing in on the third anniversary of the signing and handshake that finalized our “Where do we retire?” planning and landed us here in Riverview, Florida. For anyone who has paid even the slightest attention to my places-lived record … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here?

No surprise here…I have NO idea what the future holds for any of us. The optimist in me says “Hang in there. Things WILL get better.” The world has been through other, at the time equally daunting, challenges and somehow … Continue reading

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Paying It Back…and Forward!

Let’s face it. We don’t…not a single one of us does…get where we are in life without the encouragement and help of others. If you look back on it, there has been someone who you have turned to at some … Continue reading

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