Hog-isms Issue 001: Sally’s words and ideas, collected for you to print, post, or plagiarize.
Archive for the 'Radical Careering' Category
The word “karma” gets breezily tossed about in pop culture. However if we go back a few millennia, things were different. The word karma wasn’t followed by “is a bitch” on bumper stickers.
Before karma showed up in trendy yoga shops, it showed up in ancient religious texts. Here’s an excerpt. (In case you haven’t brushed [...]
Welcome to day three of “A dozen things I wish someone had told me.” Today’s topic is, appropriately, about being in school. (Of course, as always, this applies to those of us who graduated long, long ago.)
1) Your taste will change. Several times. Enjoy that evolution and stay open-minded. (And don’t get stuck in a [...]
Welcome to our second installment of “Things I wish someone had told me earlier in my career.” Today’s topic: Interviewing.
All of us, no matter what our employment status, are interviewing every single day of our careers. Especially now. Every day is an opportunity to demonstrate your value.
Below, a collection of points about interviews and introductions. Many [...]
Hindsight is 20/20, sure. But foresight is even better.
To that end, I’ll be blogging each day this week with one dozen pieces of “foresight” that I wish someone had told me when I was in school. A few of these points reference advertising, but most apply to anyone in business. (Most are probably good for us [...]
The worst thing you can do right now is freak out and hide. Here’s how to stop acting scared and start making progress.
Yes, unquestionably, the rules of work have changed. We’re in an angst-ridden environment now. Planned layoffs in July rose 26% compared with June, according to consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. But [...]
Haven’t been fired or laid off yet? It’ll happen. Here’s your dose of career Prozac so you can be prepared for the big day.
Getting fired hurts. A lot. It’s a deeply, deeply personal experience. Sort of like being dumped by a lover (”You don’t love me any more??”), but also comes with all kinds of [...]
My husband’s family history of heart disease reads like a funeral requiem: his father had a heart attack at age 35; his mother, multiple cardiac surgeries; his brother, two stents by age 40; his uncle and cousin both died of heart attacks by 55. And so on and so forth throughout the branches and leaves [...]
In 1993, when I was unemployed and straight out of school, the phone rang. It was Advertising God himself, Luke Sullivan, calling my barely-able-to-pay-the-bill phone from Fallon asking me to come to Minneapolis to interview. That was the beginning of my radical career.
Never a day goes by without someone Googling Luke Sullivan and ending up [...]
Talking to Mark Hurst is the ultimate customer experience that’s both good and meaningful. He reminds us, in commonsense fashion, that it’s all about the customer. He focuses on how to create a holistic customer-centric experience with your product, service or place… not just misusing the latest buzzwords.
In advertising, the latest trend has been to [...]