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The Secret To Business and Workplace Success? It’s Getting Stuff Done

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Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — Friday is my last day — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from over the years. Here’s one from April 2013.   Sometimes, the most complicated questions have the simplest answers. This can be a little hard to comprehend because…

How Much Does Job Experience Really Matter, Anyway?

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Editor’s Note: As I wind up my stint as Editor of TLNT — I’m leaving in two weeks! — I wanted to share a few of my favorite TLNT posts. Here’s one from October 2013.  I’ve hired and managed a lot of people, and I always considered the experience of the candidate when making hiring decisions. I…

Management 101: The 3 Cardinal Rules Of Reference Checks

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Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. I get calls on a regular basis to provide formal and informal references on people in my industry. First things first: Reference checks are not background checks. Reference checks are subjective. Reference checks are unreliable and invalid ways of…