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Pause Before Buying That iPhone 5

Julie Kantor | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business
Julie Kantor

I used to wonder why Dad would wear the same Lacoste shirt for a decade or two when he was in a position to buy four new ones, but now I know. He buys high quality and does not look at purchases as disposable like Lena and I do.

Nonprofit Leaders Have Key Skills to Rock the For-Profit World

Julie Kantor | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business
Julie Kantor

As a regional executive director and national team player achieving these outcomes never felt like a job -- as cliche as it sounds, but I know you can relate, it was a calling.

It's All About the 'F' Word If You Want to Succeed in Business

Julie Kantor | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business
Julie Kantor

Walter basically grabbed the chalk right out of my hand and wrote an "F" on the board, left a space, and then wrote a "C." The eyes of one of my favorite students 16-year-old Daryn Dodson, sitting in the front row, opened wide with amazement.

Transparency Is Such a Lonely Word... and Mostly What I Need From You

Julie Kantor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Julie Kantor

The sister to honesty is transparency. Your employees want to be in the know, especially on the big stuff. When they are not in the know they feel like that kid in high school who was thrown out of the locker room pre-game and who then has to get out on the field not knowing the plays and rules of the game.

Want More Jobs? New Technology Can Help Small Businesses Hire Better Talent, Faster

Julie Kantor | Posted 12.17.2012 | Small Business
Julie Kantor

Last week I had all of 60 seconds to pitch the company I co-founded, Barrel of Jobs, at the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. I started by asking ...

Big Choices and Dreaming Big: The Women Tech Founders of DEMO 2012

Julie Kantor | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology
Julie Kantor

Lights, camera, action! DEMO 2012 in Silicon Valley was sensational. Launch day for a new company unspools like a 24-hour rollercoaster ride and our team returned to Washington, DC sleep deprived, technology addicted, and ready to try out a dozen new web and social innovations.

This Barrel Is Ready to Roll! Launching Our Tech Startup

Julie Kantor | Posted 12.02.2012 | Technology
Julie Kantor

The days before the launch of our business Barrel of Jobs reminds me of that feeling I had as a kid as I approach slowwwwly the top of a rollercoaster. Huge excitement for the ride, tempered by the growing fear of the unknown.

Carpe Diem: The Role Of Fate In Your Life And Job Search

Julie Kantor | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business
Julie Kantor

Realize that the people you meet every day in offices, planes and trains are each getting you further in miles to where you need to go to find your dream job.

3 Ways To Become A Job Matchmaker For Your Friends

Julie Kantor | Posted 10.14.2012 | Small Business
Julie Kantor

Here are three strategies for helping friends -- and friends of friends -- to find the right job for them.