Yesterday I was interviewed on The Morning Blend. Here’s a video of the show. Topics include how to leave stuff out of your resume, why you shouldn’t pay your dues, and how to deal with a boss who says no to your requests.

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  1. Ken Burgin
    Ken Burgin says:

    Hmmm – that video page is a beast. Any chance of it going up on YouTube or such?

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    Sorry the video page is difficult. YouTube is a good idea. I asked the station about that. They said they’re thinking about it..


  2. michael holley smith
    michael holley smith says:

    Bioblogging is the very best way to cleverly hide, omit, overshadow, embellish, slant, spin, spotlight, twist or explain things that would otherwise be difficult and awkward to do in a traditional resume . . . and it makes for better bait on top of it all!

  3. Darren
    Darren says:

    Great video and answers to those questions. I’m sure there are some situations where harassment should be reported though. I also think that there are some bad bosses, but behind most bad bosses are whiny employees who aren’t taking responsibility for their part in the relationship.

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    If you feel physically threatened, you should report it. But probably to the police, becuase it means the guy is probably stalking you and probably guilty of assault, not harassment.


  4. Tom
    Tom says:

    On dating at work… I’m a guy and have dated women at work before, it’s great because I know them and it’s not a meat market, it was terrible during the breakup though because of the inability to separate work from the personal relationship. That last problem came from both sides I know, but I’ve been very cautious about dating women I meet at work ever since. That also happened 5 years ago and I’ve matured a lot since then, and I’ve become much more choosy and picky in whom I start a personal relationship with at work.

  5. Joshua Barraza
    Joshua Barraza says:

    I like that the women are very appalled at the advice. Am I the only person that finds that this is good, solid advice? These women are like, “No, I don’t want to imagine I have to fend for myself in the workforce!”

    Of course, I’m about to turn twenty-one, so that might be the reason I don’t find anything wrong with this advice.

    Still, Penelope, the deal with the boss does seem a bit extreme. Definately COOL, but extreme. I imagine that if I went to my boss and said, “Well, do you want to do the copies yourself? I mean, you’re not offering me anything for it.” I imagine I’d be fired pretty quick.

  6. Ted
    Ted says:


    I couldn’t get the video to play…is it available anywhere else????

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    No. Sorry. Maybe you should email the station…


  7. Ted
    Ted says:

    OK…now I feel stupid. It was one of my three pop-up blockers that was preventing me from seeing it. I saw the video…it was very good. I think it is funny how superficial some of the on-air people are in reacting to the suggestions in the book. I’m not sure that they understand the world of work is changing.

    [Painful admission] I have not yet read the book, but this clip makes it sound like it is some type of Dave Berry light comedy piece. I strongly suspect, however, that it is slightly more than that!

    When people say your suggestions are “counter-intuitive” you should always hammer the point that these are “The new rules for success” because of the changing workplace and not that you are just trying to be counter-intuitive as some type of a publicity stunt.

    Good job!

  8. Reid
    Reid says:

    Thank you for linking to the interview. I really liked this clip. You present really well on video and your message comes across really solid. Do you have any other web clips or interviews out there?

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