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Following Your Dreams - Be Your Own Boss

By Joey Trebif

If you’ve been spending a lot of time in your job search and you are not getting any results, maybe it’s time to think about other options. Instead of trying to find a new boss, maybe it’s time to be your own boss. Not everyone is cut out for the task, but there’s only one way to find out. Many people (myself included) have thought about owning their own business and being ...

Peer Accountability: Policing Yourselves So the Boss Doesn’t Have To

By Laura Stack

Have you ever attended a meeting as a guest but couldn’t tell who the leader was, because multiple people asked their teammates tough questions? I’ve been to a few where if I hadn’t already known the leader, I wouldn’t have been able to guess. Those meetings were attended by high-performing teams where peer accountability was firmly entrenched. Everyone expected the best of...

What To Do When You Don’t Understand Networking

By Julie Walraven

You don’t understand networking? No surprise there, many people don’t understand networking or have a total misconception of what it is and how it works. True networking has never been hard for me but that is because I like people and I have this innate desire to help people that bubbles out all the time. I am told that I wear my heart on my sleeve, which gets tricky as an entrepreneur...

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Performance review - tips for writing your self assessment

By Joan Lloyd

Dear Joan: My performance review is coming up in a few weeks and I would like to ask you a question about something that has me ill at ease. Last week my boss asked me if I would fill out a ‘self assessment," which is basically filling out my own performance review. I have never done this before and I'm not sure what I should do. What is the purpose? Isn't my supervisor supposed to be doing ...

Describe Your Ideal Work Environment

By John Putzier

Have you ever been asked to describe your ideal work environment? What do they want to hear? What if I describe something that they cannot provide? Isn't this a no-win question? As I have indicated in prior "gut wrenchers" articles, when in doubt, tell the truth. What a concept! Actually, that is what you should do. The reason so many people find questions like these so difficult is because they d...

The Art of Negotiating a Raise, Promotion, Better Job Title, and Bonus

By Teena Rose

Negotiation is a give-and-take process until an eventual agreement is reached between two or more parties. To understand the art of negotiation, a jobseeker must understand that it is a give process as much as it is a receiving process. Look at the proposition from the side of your employer. When faced with such a proposition, your superior will ask himself the reasons you're deserving of more and...

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When the economy tanks it's time to shine

By Joan Lloyd

When the economy tanks, it’s time to shine. It’s not a guarantee for staying employed but it might tip the scale in your favor if the downsizing cross hairs focus in on your department.At the very least, it will help you get a good reference should the axe fall. Here is a checklist to make sure you are being proactive during these shaky economic times. Some of these items ...

Change is Coming: 6 Ways to Manage Your Team Through the Chaos

By Dale Kurow

Change can ruffle the feathers of any company making it a great time for good managers to shine. An effective leader helps ease team tensions while paving the way for open-minded, forward thinking; providing both a safe space for employees to feel secure and a growing company that nurtures change. But saving the day is easier said than done. So if you’re facing impending change and are uncer...

Face Your Career Fears Head On

By Deborah Brown-Volkman

Is there something in your career that you really want, but you are afraid to go after it? Fear is normal. We all experience it at certain points in our career. Maybe it’s the new job we wanted to apply for, but were afraid we would not be chosen. Maybe it’s the new idea we wanted to propose, but were afraid it would be rejected. Maybe it’s something we wanted to say at a network...