Why We Feel Inadequate

Why We Feel InadequateI’ve noticed a trend lately that has started to bother me – too many people telling us that there’s something wrong with us. I don’t know about you but I’m getting tired of it. Everywhere I turn, I see ads or people trying to get me to go along with their scheme to correct the problems in my life. And it’s everywhere from TV and radio to magazines & newspapers to even social media.

I have no problem with people out there trying to make an honest living. But it just seems like there are a lot of people out there with solutions looking for others to push their solutions on – and these people may not even be in need of these solutions.

How to Exit a Conversation

How to Exit a ConversationIf you’ve ever been to a business networking event, you’ve probably been told that starting a conversation is the hardest part. This tends to be true for neophyte networkers – walking up to someone new and introducing yourself can be quite challenging. However, when you become an experienced networker, you may sometimes find that exiting a conversation is much more difficult than starting one.

Interview Questions – Why did you Leave Your Last Job?

Interview Questions - Why did you Leave Your Last Job?So you’re sitting there in your interview and things are going well. But then you’re asked a common question, one that you know the answer to – why are you leaving your current job (or why did you leave your last job). But how do you answer it? Truthfully? What they want to hear?

For some people, why they left their last job is pretty straightforward while for others, it’s a more sensitive issue. In either case, you want to be careful as to how you answer it. Saying you hated your job raises issues about how good an employee you are. Complaining about the commute and lack of family time may make your potential employer wonder if you’ll be able to put in the extra time when needed.

February Blog Carnivals

Just wanted to invite you to check out a few of the blog carnivals that were kind enough to host some of my posts this past week. Here they are:

The Gaming My Blog Carnival has some interesting posts on video gaming — one of my true addictions.

The Twitter Buzz Carnival has some excellent tips for using the popular social media site.

The Carnival of Positive Thinking has some great posts to ensure you stay positive.

Xamuel.com Blog Carnival – Has a great list of posts on a variety of topics.