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So You're A Manager. Now What?

By Dan Bobinski

People in management often fail to realize the ripple effects of their actions and attitudes. Thankfully, many are eager to learn how to be better when given the chance, but other managers couldn't care less about any damage they cause. They remain intentionally ignorant, blaming others when things go wrong and looking for ways to climb away from any trouble they cause. Do you know which category ...

Networking Power Letter

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Grace is a marketing executive from New York City who is amazingly well connected in her industry. She recently reached out to us to help her create a brand-driven resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile that reflected her career story and passion for helping companies succeed in their marketing efforts. Once Grace had her resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile ready to go, she really didn&...

Ready To Reinvent Your Career? Here's What You Need To Know'

By Mary Eileen Williams

Are you fed up with the path your career has taken as of late? Do you feel frustrated and blocked from what you really want to do? Is your work draining you of energy and enthusiasm? If you answered, “yes” to any of the questions above, this is a sign that you are due for a change. As we mature into midlife and beyond, we have a greater urgency to achieve a sense of satisfaction from o...

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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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Should you go back to school? 4 factors to consider

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

An article published earlier this month showed that more than half of recent graduates from college did not receive a job offer prior to graduation, regardless of their undergraduate major.September 2010 data showed that the average length of unemployment was more than eight months.Scary statistics such as these have left many wondering if now is a good time to return to school.H...

Dealing with a negative boss

By Susan Morem

Q: I am in a management position and I have a supervisor that is negative and unsupportive. He brings his personal problems to work and doesn't care about much else. He is affecting the morale of all of us, but I don't know what to do about it because he is not open to what others have to say and is difficult to talk to. I admit I am nervous about addressing this with him, but I can't ignore the n...

Avoid the crashing waves...

By Gary Cohen

In any company or organization, a new member can create tremendous waves. These waves, or changes, may be obvious in small organizations or in large companies, particularly when a new member of management comes aboard. Despite the size of the company or position filled, however, a new team member's presence inevitably creates change. You may be thinking: "Of course a new member creates change! Wha...