Category Archives: Promotions

Are You “Penny Wise and Pound Foolish” When it Comes to Your Career?

This maxim really applied to me a few months ago. To save a dollar or two, I bought the cheapest toothbrush in the store – and ended up paying hundreds of dollars after the rough bristles damaged my dental work. … Continue reading

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Set SUPER SHORT Term Goals

I’m a big proponent of short term goals. I cover how they specifically relate to getting a promotion in “I Want a Job in an Association – Now What???,” but they can apply to just about anything. Based on what … Continue reading

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DON’T LET AN EMPLOYMENT BULLY COST YOU A JOB

Bullying: at one time or another, most of us have felt the victim of someone’s unreasonably antagonistic behavior. It’s often viewed as a dynamic between young people, and conventional wisdom says that this type of conduct is left behind in … Continue reading

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Should You Get a CAE or a Master’s Degree?

Not long ago, I attended a seminar at the Association Forum of Chicagoland about getting the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. For anyone interested in a long-term career in the association industry, eventually aiming for it is a given – … Continue reading

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Networking Internally (But Not the Seinfeld Way!)

I vaguely remember a Seinfeld episode where one of the characters (I think it was Elaine) took up smoking at work so she could hang out with the smokers during breaks. They kept getting promoted, and she wanted to build … Continue reading

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