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August 19 2010 Career Training Newsletter

The Career Training Connection – July 20, 2010

Quote of the week:

“If you blame someone else for your problems then the control to change those problems forever remains in their hands. If you take responsibility for your problems, then the opportunity for change is in your hands.” - Michael Bloxton

Upcoming Features:

We’ve got some great book reviews coming up. If you’ve read a book that you feel our readers need to know about, send me a message.

Visit us at the end of August for the next career spotlight.
If there is a career that you would like to know more about, please visit us in the forums and let us know. It may be time for your career change.

Do you TWIBE? I just started a new TWIBE called Career Development. Please join in and tweet your quick tips, best practices and other career related advice.

Try this:

Are you overwhelmed at work? Spend the first 15-30 minutes of your day organizing what you want to accomplish. Do your best to stick to it. Allowing every item that crosses your desk to side track you will have you wondering what went wrong at the end of the day.

Nothing to do at work? Ask your boss if there is anything you can do to help. This will accomplish two goals – you won’t be bored AND you’ll look like a team player. Way to go!

Last week’s article for those that may have missed it – Part two in the management series:

First Steps to Successful Management

In part two of the series on why managers fail to manage, we are discussing how to turn the situation around and become a successful manager. It's never too late to get started.

The newest feature article at the Career Training site at

Women vs. Women - Collaboration in the Workplace
What happens when a bunch of women work together in the office? Catfights, jealousy and backstabbing are just some of the drama that occurs. Why can't women just get along? Consider these steps to decrease confrontation and increase collaboration.

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Dianne Walker, Career Training Editor

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