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How To Improve Success In Online Meetings

By Julie Walraven

Are your online meetings successful? Is your concentration slipping? Today’s world provides many distractions that can cause you to lose focus or concentration. Many articles have been written about the electronic technology that disrupts normal conversation. Do you lose focus in online meetings? My business model is a live and interactive process for writing and coaching frequently conducte...

5 Important Success Factors to Achieve Your Career Goals

By Joey Trebif

One of the biggest career obstacles is understanding and practicing the key success factors that will help you maximize your career goals. Making a difference in your company and industry as well as becoming a motivating force in your workplace will help you bring it to the next level. Managing to enjoy your job and make an impact at the same time requires a drive and commitment that takes intense...

Decide How You Want to Make Money And How You Don’t

By Dan Schawbel

I believe every individual can decide how they want to make money and how they don’t. I make money mainly by giving speeches, consulting, writing books and through my business partnership at Future Workplace. I don’t make money by exchanging my time to coach others on the art of personal branding, yet that channel has been available to me for nearly a decade. I used to do it but decide...

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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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Learning Your Way to a New Career

Millions of people feel stuck in a rut every year and turn to education to get the job they want. But, as they say, knowing your destination is critical before you start your journey. This is particularly true with continuing education. Choosing the right degree program is highly dependent on what career you want to pursue. The first step in a career transition, using education as the doorway of o...

Can You Get An Ivy Education Online?

How can you be a Harvard student without walking through Harvard Yard on your way to class? Can you get an education from Columbia without walking down the famed steps in front of Low Memorial Library? With online learning becoming an increasingly integral method for how schools deliver education to its students (many of whom earn entire degrees without ever stepping foot into a classroom), will i...

When to stay, when to leave

By Joan Lloyd

Q: I am at a crossroads. I'm 32 years old this year. I have an MBA. I have been with my company for the past 7 years. I started mid-level upon graduation from school and have quickly moved among the ranks, to a senior level position, within the department. I love my job. I love my coworkers. I work hard, but my work comes easy. I do not feel challenged. Some days the comfort and ease of the work i...