Categories Archives: Careers

Race to the Top: The Holiday Job Search.

Q: I’ve decided to look for a new job, but everyone is telling me that this is a bad time of year to start a job search. Should I wait until after the new year? A: Overall, it is harder to find a new job during the holiday season, in large part because ...

Race to the Top: The Political Pop-up.

This fall, this column tackled the topic of politics at work. If you missed it, the short version of the story is that it should be avoided. But, the column noted that even if you try to avoid politics, sometimes, it just finds you, which means you end up ...

Race to the Top: The Holidays and Your Job Search.

Q: I interviewed for a job with a company in Houston and they said I would probably hear something before Thanksgiving, but, so far, nothing. What should I do? A: Applying for a job in the fall can get a little tricky, hence the word “probably.̶ ...

Race to the Top: A Drink at Lunch?.

Q: I have just joined a new company and I noticed that people drink at lunch. Is it okay to do so? A: In a word, “No.” I think I mentioned in a previous column, that the secret to success in corporate America is to be a high performer and to b ...