Fri., May 17, 2013 7:44am
When you sit down for a job interview, you can pretty much expect to be asked about your weaknesses. But what may seem like a good answer might not serve you well. Brandon Smith is back to explain the approach to this sticky question.
Fri., May 10, 2013 7:55am
Some families are taking the management structures and efficiencies developed at work and using them to make family life work more smoothly. Brandon Smith explores that idea and why it makes sense for many families.
Fri., May 3, 2013 7:52am
How do you avoid the office drama queen and all the baggage she wants to unload on you in her venting sessions? Brandon Smith returns to answer an e-mail question, offering varying degrees of gentleness to use in cutting off the drama.
Fri., April 12, 2013 7:42am
Your friends can have a big influence on many parts of your life, including the choices you make in your career and the opportunities available to you at work. Our career expert, Brandon Smith, helps us understand that influence and when it’s time to find some new friends.
Fri., April 5, 2013 7:52am
When you go on a job interview, the candidates that have come before you can actually have an impact on how the interviewers view your performance. That’s due to the inherent biases of job interviewers (and all people). Brandon Smith explains how to beat those biases.
Fri., March 29, 2013 7:45am
Our workplaces are full of clichés: we’re ‘thinking outside the box’ and ‘circling back’ and ‘shifting paradigms’ every day. Brandon Smith explains why buzzwords and catch phrases don’t help us communicate clearly and how we can break the habit.
Fri., March 22, 2013 7:52am
We’re in the thick of March Madness this week, which means office brackets, sneaking a look at games through the day, and reportedly, millions of dollars of lost productivity. So is all this basketball fever a problem? Our resident expert Brandon Smith weighs in.
Fri., March 15, 2013 7:52am
Some young people decided to sit out the economic turbulence of recent years, choosing instead to pursue a graduate degree or other coursework right after college. Is it worth the expense to go right to grad school or is work experience more valuable? Brandon Smith helps us answer that question.
Fri., March 8, 2013 8:52am
Career coach and workplace consultant Brandon Smith explains why promotions don’t happen sometimes and how we can fix what went wrong.
Fri., March 1, 2013 8:41am
What do you do if your boss thinks you aren’t competitive enough at work? Our career and working expert Brandon Smith answers a listener question along those lines this week – and his advice might be surprising.