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Align your Incentive for Success…

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on January 1, 2010 – 11:37 am

In an industry that is struggling to find a way to better re-align its compensation incentives with that of its company and shareholders’ better interests… I thought it appropriate to also have the individual initiate a little strategy to create their OWN incentive for success.  This week’s Career Pointers is [...]

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The Daunting, Albeit Necessary, Nature of Self Development

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on December 4, 2009 – 2:20 pm

Do you rely on doing a good job at work to eventually lead you to your ultimate dream job?  Sure, you have to do it… and do it “effectively” if you hope to advance in your career, but while fulfilling any given position’s duties to the best of your abilities is wonderful for your employer… [...]

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Housing & Location Strategy for Career Optimization

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on November 13, 2009 – 7:49 am

The typical American Dream…  A secure life-time position with a strong, respectful and respectable employer… a loving spouse, 2.1 children, and a house in the suburbs or other peaceful, crime-free neighborhood…  and, perhaps, even a white picket, rose-lined fence to keep the dog in …and the mailman out.
Whatever your dream variation may entail… one seeming [...]



The Times: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on August 13, 2009 – 8:40 am

This week’s Career Pointers is less of an advisory “pointer” than it is an informing and/or cautionary commentary on the rapidly changing job, industry and economic environment in which we find ourselves. Be informed, plan accordingly, use caution, and win the shoot out.

“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”? …Well, I’m a big Clint Eastwood [...]

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Business ME

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on June 17, 2009 – 11:14 am

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“Business ME”

Too many of us let others define how we think of ourselves, how we manage our careers, and live our lives… I am not here to lecture, but I can offer a little perspective tweak and an empowering statement or two that may help you define yourself for the better.

So, here’s [...]

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Professional Analyst Blog… Stagflation Marketing and Strategy!

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on June 17, 2009 – 11:05 am

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Professional Analyst Blog…  Stagflation Marketing and Strategy!

Reality check, my friends…  Many of you seem highly, highly down (depressed) due to the economy and all of your most likely accurate perceptions that our government’s missteps aren’t helping us …and may even hurt us.  I don’t disagree with your perceptions/forecasts, but, as a result, [...]

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REAL Time Management!

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on June 17, 2009 – 10:52 am

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REAL Time Management!

Two summers ago, my wife and I made the decision that we were going to keep our daughter’s skills sharp over school summer vacation. That led to our arranging play dates with the daughter of a math teacher who would “guide” them through “educational” games focused on building their math [...]

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Recessions Reward Marketers!

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on June 11, 2009 – 12:30 pm

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Recessions Reward Marketers!

The Recession is in full bloom and those companies still hanging on are cutting expenses left in right… as evidenced by our continued 600,000 + job loss figures coming out on a weekly basis. So, what’s one cutback that NO company should consider and how does it relate to Career [...]

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Cant find a job? Make your own opportunities by differentiating yourself and LEAP FORWARD!

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on May 26, 2009 – 6:59 am

So… you’ve taken control over your marketable qualifications; you’ve been putting in your time with the Investment Banking Simulator, are generating a nice well rounded e-Portfolio to showcase your accrued work experience and abilities, but the market just isn’t presenting you with any job opportunities. What might you do?

For myself, when I hit slow [...]

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Power Persuasion

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on May 19, 2009 – 10:12 am

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Power Persuasion

Would it be fair to say the ability to influence other people into doing as you desire could help you change your world? Just suppose you had the tools to make your dreams come true… What would happen if you decided to study and master such skills because you value [...]

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