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How to Get a Job, Part 4: Be Flexible

It’s the final day of this little how-to-get-a-job sequence, and I hope you’ve enjoyed it thus far. Bookmark those posts; they were true 40 years ago and they’ll still be true 40 years from now. Today’s final tip is simply to be flexible on the job. And if possible, indicate in the interview that you’re …

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How to Get a Job, Part 3: Be a Nice Person (or at least act like one)

We’re back today with the shortest and sweetest of the four tips on how to get and keep a job: Be nice. Or at least act like you are. This has almost nothing to do with your ability to do the actual work you’re hired to do, but it has everything to do with people …

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How to Get a Job, Part 2: Put Your Heart Into It

Happy Monday, everyone, and my deepest apologies for no-showing you in this space on Friday. I was in Minneapolis for American Advertising Federation business (including the National Student Advertising Competition, which was outstanding — congrats Wisconsin-Madison!) and was occupied literally every moment of the day from waking up at 6:30 to hitting the rack around …

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