Part 2: Passion Takes Time

This is part 2 in a 4-part series from “Do What You Love” Is Horrible Advice.   The “hobby” passion is much different from the kind of passion you hope to find in your business career. “Producing something important, gaining respect for it, feeling a…

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TalentMEDIA – Subject Matter Experts Need Language Experts

As an editor, when I saw the headline “Research Papers Are Becoming Less Readable,” I thought, “I knew it!” and had to click the link. It led to a posting by the U.K. Royal Society of Chemistry that cited a study of abstracts of more…

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Part 1: Career Passions Are Rare

This is part 1 in a 4-part series from “Do What You Love” Is Horrible Advice.   It’s easy to confuse a hobby or interest for a profound passion that will result in career and business fulfillment. The reality is, that type of preexisting passion…

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TalentFIT – What Happens After the Pink Ribbons Go Away?

When you think of October, you undoubtedly think of two things—Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This comes as no surprise, as Halloween decorations have been in the stores since the 4th of July and it seems like every company is now fundraising for breast…

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Best Questions a Candidate Can Ask

While you certainly have questions you like to ask (like these three), and maybe you ask one question to identify a superstar, if you’re an experienced interviewer you may almost always feel it’s a waste of time when you ask the candidate, “Do you have…

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TALENTFIT – ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES

It’s Fall. The weather is getting cooler. The leaves are changing colors. Everyone around you is sneezing from seasonal allergies or catching a cold! Even worse, flu season is around the corner and people are starting to get sick! Every year, millions of people get…

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Why Temping Is Tempting

Chances are you’re reading this blog because you’re in the market for a job. Maybe you are considering signing up with a staffing agency. Whether you recently graduated, relocated, lost your job, or yearn to try a new field, temporary work can be a valuable…

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TALENTMEDIA – What’s In A Name?

For those of us in the communications industry, branding is huge. It’s how people know and recognize you. For our team, before we became TalentMEDIA we were a part of EEI. People would hear “EEI” and say, “I know you—you guys are the Editorial Experts!…

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TALENTFIT—Are You Working During Your Vacation?

Do you find yourself working too much? Do you work while you are on vacation or maybe you have a hard time taking some time off or putting the phone down? HR Certification Institute created a survey that found 75% of employees work during vacations….

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Should You Outsource Items on Your To-Do List?

One project that I decided to put on my “to do” list this weekend was to clean our dishwasher. I was tired of pulling out dirty dishes after it had run its cycle. I pulled up Google, typed in “dirty dishes after full cycle” found several…

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