Tag Archives: Careers

Jason Roberts: "Old-Fashioned Values Are Key"

For folks just heading out into the workforce, there’s no shortage of advice – Blog! Tweet! Network! – and all of it makes sense. But Jason Roberts, professor of History/Government at Quincy College, thinks the old-fashioned values, like showing up on time and working hard, still count for a lot, too.

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Jason Roberts: When It Comes to Networking, "You Can’t Do Enough"

For young people starting out in the job market, networking is essential, says Jason Roberts, professor of History/Government at Quincy College. And not just on social media – you’ve got to get out and show your face at conferences and meetings, too, because there’s no substitute for the human element.

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The Toughest Job-Interview Questions

It’s the moment we all dread: there you are, in the middle of a job interview, and you get pole-axed by a question that you never saw coming. Successful professionals recall some of the challenging interview questions they’ve had to field.

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Dealing With Ethical Quandaries

Have you ever been asked to do something unethical at work? Office veterans recount their experiences, and offer advice about how to respond. (Hint: Nancy Reagan had the right idea.)

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Smaiyra Million: In Choosing a Career, "Find Something That You Love"

Young people just starting out in business should feel free to search for their passion, says Smaiyra Million, a partner at Highland Consumer Partners. The challenge, she says, is not to find a work-life balance, but to find work that is your life.

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Unethical Behavior in the Workplace

Do corners get cut? Do standards get shaved? Absolutely, say these professionals, who’ve seen enough to recognize that less-than-angelic behavior at work is just a reflection of human nature. (Although they definitely want their bosses to know that they haven’t ever done anything wrong….)

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The Most Dreaded Job-Interview Question

It may be the toughest question you’ll have to face during a job interview: "What’s your greatest weakness?" Successful professionals offer advice on how to deal with it.

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Christina Kulich-Vamvakas: Recent Grads Should "Be Willing to Ask for Help"

This time of year, recent graduates are getting lots of advice on what to do with their lives. Christina Kulich-Vamvakas, lecturer in Government at Suffolk University, offers this sage counsel: be hopeful, she says, and be willing to ask for help when you need it.

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