Women and Business: Perfecting the Perfect Pitch
Jan05

Women and Business: Perfecting the Perfect Pitch

What better way to start the New Year than with a resolution to improve your business pitch? For that matter, even if you do not have a business to promote, you still need a pitch. You may have to introduce yourself at a social gathering, for example. How do you make yourself interesting? In my research for last month’s column on business networking, I discovered Dartmouth College’s DEN Innovation Center and its Digital Arts,...

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The HR Pro: How to Improve the Interview Process
Dec10

The HR Pro: How to Improve the Interview Process

Any human resource professional knows how critically important interviewing is to hiring the right employees. The company’s future success will ride in no small part on every person it hires. And even if a candidate isn’t offered the job, chances are he or she either will bolster or hurt the company’s reputation by providing impressions about the company to other people. There is a lot at stake, and HR doesn’t want to mess it up. No...

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Money Talk: Mailed Tax Returns Need Tracking Number

Question: My CPA sent my completed tax return to my home address via first-class mail with no tracking number. The large envelope should have arrived in two days. Over a week has passed and it’s nowhere in sight. I am freaking out as it has all my financial data and is a gateway to fraud of every sort! The various post office officials have really done nothing to assist in its location. I have credit freezes at all three bureaus and...

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Help Me, Office Coach! My Boss Is the Devil
Mar31

Help Me, Office Coach! My Boss Is the Devil

Question: My manager is the boss from hell. “Cheryl” chews out employees on a regular basis, blames the staff for her mistakes, and takes credit for others’ accomplishments. She disagrees with everything I say and rejects any idea that I propose. I believe the only reason I’m still employed is that my results make her look good. All the executives above Cheryl have a similar leadership style, so they aren’t any help. The real surprise...

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