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Developing a Foolish Path to Your Dream Career

Now The Motley Fool’s Chief Communications Officer, Adrienne began her Foolish career 7 years ago as an Executive Assistant. Over her time at FoolHQ, Adrienne has also excelled as a project manager and publisher within our editorial business. She recently spoke on how she shaped her dream career to conference attendees in the executive support field.  By Adrienne Perryman “Don’t let him keep you […]

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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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