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Dear Joan: I am very fed up with my current
employment situation and I'm ready to make a move. The problem is
that everyone I talk to suggests that with the holidays coming up
I'd be better off if I waited until the new year to begin my job
search. Are they right? Is there anything I can do in the meantime
that would prepare me for launching my job hunt?
Contrary to popular belief, I...
Never before in the history of the world can we communicate more
quickly to more people. Social media is a great tool, but it is
also a great way to create chaos and potentially cause yourself
harm. While Twitter can be equally dangerous, Facebook is a tool
but if you don’t pay attention to what you are posting you
will get yourself in trouble.
What Facebook posts could get you fired?
In the beginning, you might experience a gnawing, a feeling of
frustration, exhaustion or disappointment. It grows in intensity
until one day you realize all the energy you put into your work is
not enough. It may have been at one time. Yes; at first, it’s
thrilling to get a steady paycheck and buy nice things. I can also
feel rewarding to see your name on the business card, moving up the
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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
What is the purpose? Isn't my supervisor supposed to be doing ...
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
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...
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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Individuals who are dedicated to enjoying maximum career success
and job satisfaction understand the importance of participating in
professional development and continuing education activities on an
ongoing basis. Whether you want to change professions, move into
management, or become an outstanding employee in your current
position, constantly striving to improve your skills and knowledge
Some companies would never consider hiring someone for an
important position without first taking them out for dinner. Why?
Because the way a person handles him or herself in a more relaxed
atmosphere can be very telling.
If you are interviewing for a job, entertaining
prospective clients or going out with coworkers, beware: The way
you handle yourself is just as important in the office as it is a...
I'm 34 years old and in a dead end job. I really want
to start an events planning business but am scared. Do you think I
have a chance of being successful?
Katrina Jones, Bismarck, ND
You haven't shared much information about yourself other
than your age and geographic location. Here's what I do know.
Self-employment is the fastest growing type of employment in the