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Career Success A to Z: F is for Fail Forward

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. After a short break for the holidays, we’re back in full swing and covering an appropriate topic as we enter a new year. While most of us are thinking of goals and resolutions, we tend to...

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How to Cope When You Don’t Get the Job

Originally published on U.S. News & World Report You just got the phone call. They liked you a lot. The interview went well. But they've decided to go in another direction. You're disappointed and confused. You were perfect for this job. You have everything they're looking for and more. How...

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Passed Over for a Promotion: How to Deal

On a recent free Q&A session, I heard from a loyal blog reader who was feeling distraught. In a nutshell, her situation was this: After interviewing for almost six months, she thought it as a “sure thing” that she’d be offered a new position in her department. Then, as if from nowhere, an...

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If At First You Don’t Succeed…

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you. -- Arthur McAuliff If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style. -- Quentin Crisp If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. -- Author Unknown If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.  Then give...

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Failure is an Illusion: Have You Been Fooled?

The word “failure” isn’t in my vocabulary. Honestly, I can’t remember a time when I ever considered myself or anyone else a “failure.” Now, that’s not because I’m perfect. Far from it, I’d say. I make mistakes on a daily basis. But that’s the difference. Mistakes are not failures. Mistakes are...

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