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Ideal Candidate

There’s No Perfect Job Candidate, But There Are Foolish Ones!

People applying to jobs often go through the string of questions: Did I go to the right school? Did I pick the right major? Did I do the right internships? Does my resume have enough details of what I do? Is my resume too long/too short? Does my cover letter summarize how I can do […]

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A Growing Company

Surviving the Shift to Growth Mode

In the 14 years I’ve been with the Fool I’ve seen us take on a huge amount of capital from venture capitalists, septuple our workforce on a fragile business model, turn around and reduce our workforce seven times after said model collapsed, slowly build a sustainable business model, get to cash flow positive, and, recently, […]

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Goals

Setting Goals for the New Year? Let Motivation Lead You to Success!

How do you measure success in exercise? Do you measure it by X amount of pounds or body fat percentage lost? Or by X inches gained/lost, depending on your goal? How do you measure success in business or your personal life? Do you measure it by how many promotions or personal triumphs you’ve achieved? Success […]

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Application Tips

More Tips on Standing Out in a Sea of Job Candidates

I wrote a post last January that generated a lot of traffic – tips on how to get your job applications to stand out. It seems a lot of you are here (rightly so!) to learn about career opportunities and how to get them. Since then, I’ve read through countless more applications and made lots […]

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Perception

A Problem With Perception

There are two things to consider when undergoing any kind of improvement initiative: The actual improvement. The perception by others that improvement has happened (or is happening). Improvement and perception don’t go hand-in-hand. We often expect they do and can get off-put when no one takes notice of the improvements we’ve made. We fail to […]

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