Author: Laura Lee Rose

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Three Things Missing From Your Job Search

This question came from a job seeker. I was recently fired from a company. What things do I need for a job search? Everyone realizes the need for a resume and they may even remember to update their LinkedIn profiles and contacts. They may even meet with recruiters for assistance. But rarely to people take all the necessary steps to…...

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What’s the Simplest Way to Do Market Research?

This question came from a busy business owner. What’s the simplest way to do market research? Hello, I want to sell certain electronic devices and I just want know the basics steps if I do market research before launching them. Appreciate if someone could share the best practices on how to get started doing market research. We will guide you…...

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After Firing Me, My Old Boss Contacted Me Asking Work-Related Questions.

This question came from a job seeker. I was recently fired from a company. My old boss just contacted me asking work-related questions. Should I respond? Absolutely. But it’s the way you respond that is critical. Answer them as a consultant, only. You want to stay professional at all time Since you were fired, you should not be speaking to…...

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How to Deal with Rude and Difficult Team Members

This question came from a busy professional. Being a manager how do you deal with rude and difficult team members? This is difficult because often it’s a manner of perception or perspective. What some employees deem rude may seem “direct” or “accurate/precise” to others. What some employees find difficult may be diversity in the work place. Not many of us…...

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How to Change Your Resume to Get More Interviews

This question came from a job seeker. I am having a hard time earning job interviews and I think I know why. My resume may give the impression of job-hopping. I hope you can help me! I am having a hard time earning job interviews for job positions in the legal industry. I have a college degree in paralegal studies…....

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How Do You Work with Someone Who Expects Flawless Work?

This question came from a busy professional. My boss told me that she expects my work to be flawless when she checks it and I responded “okay” with a smile. She told me to stop smiling. How should I have reacted? This is a sticky situation. Don’t Judge If this is uncharacteristic of her, then she may be having a…...

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How Do You Work with Someone Who Refuses to Respond to Emails?

This question came from a job seeker. How do you work with someone who refuses to respond to emails because it creates a paper trail? The first rule of good business is to keep a paper trail of all official business interactions. It will save you much frustration and miscommunication. If someone is afraid of a “paper trail” – it…...

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How Do I Thank My Boss for a Pay Raise?

This question came from a busy professional. How do I thank my boss for a pay raise? I received a good raise because of my excellent performance over the years, but I wasn’t gushing over it. I had been with the company for about 8 years, and was the manager of two teams: the test and documentation groups. I received…...

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What Are the Signs Indicating That an Employee Is About to Quit?

This question came from a busy business owner. What are the signs indicating that an employee is about to quit? Keeping a good employee It’s hard to tell if an employee is thinking of quitting, but to avoid losing good employees and performers, do the following: Setup one-on-one twice monthly meetings to discuss career opportunities and advancement options Identify each…...

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Should I Stop Contacting a Customer Who Isn’t Responding to My Emails or Phone Calls?

This question came from a busy business owner. Should I stop contacting a customer who isn’t responding to my emails or phone calls? Two months ago, we sent our response to a bid. I’ve been trying to get feedback and follow up with the customer, but they have gone silent. I’ve tried reaching them by email and phone. How long…...

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