Entries by Brandon Smith

Forget Your Resume – Where’s Your Website?

Brandon on GPB – Forget Your Resume – Where’s Your Website? Some career advisers say a personal website chronicling your work is better—and more dynamic—than a resume nowadays. (See here, here and here for a few examples.) The argument is that having a unique website dedicated to a job-seeker’s career accomplishments and work examples helps […]

Good Buddies, Good Business Partners?

Brandon on GPB – Good Buddies, Good Business Partners? Lots of professionals are now supplementing their income as freelancers or striking out on their own altogether. A study last fall from the consultants at MBO Partners found nearly 18 million independent workers nationwide. No doubt some of those people are running businesses with their friends, […]

“My direct report is dysfunctional”

It was my fourth call with Theresa in a week and I was beginning to feel like I was in the movie “Groundhog Day.”  Theresa’s direct report, Steven, had been causing her headache after massive headache.  “Steven just doesn’t get it,” she blurted.  “What’s the latest this time?” I asked.  Like each of our recent […]

Leaving Too Soon?

Brandon on GPB – Leaving Too Soon? Accepting a great career opportunity sometimes means workers have to leave a position they’ve had for only a short time. Consider this example from someone who reads Brandon Smith’s blog about working and career issues: “I started a job 4 months ago because of the promise to build […]