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Replace Office Politics With Great Company Culture

By Jeana Quigley

Whenever I hear someone talking about office politics, it’s usually accompanied with an eye roll or a growl. The office-politics game is frustrating for those who just want to go to work and do the best job they can. Power struggles and conflicts of interest only bring productivity down. You can list all the things your employees shouldn’t do—like gossip about each other, choose ...

6 Things to Never Ever Say to Your Boss

By Edward Alice

When we interact with our boss, it has to be formal and appropriate. However, there are times when we lose our patience and end up doing something terrible. It might be because of workload or simply a bad mood. Your behavior with your boss says a lot about your attitude toward work. Though it is absolutely okay if you want to make your point, you need to keep in mind that it should be carried out ...

Social Media is Doing More Harm Than Good

By Dianne Booher

In the next 10 years, social media as we know it will go the way of the 8-track tape, disposable camera, and fax machine. And I can’t say that I’m sad. It’s not that I don’t enjoy interacting with online friends—or that businesses haven’t made a valiant effort to listen to their customers online. But here’s the thing: Every morning, my eyes pop open with t...

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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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Year End Career Planning-10 Questions to Ask Yourself

By Alvah Parker

It is important to think about your career progress on a regular basis. Now is a great time to ask yourself some questions about your career. Think about the progress you are making and what you want in the future. Even if you are not working at the moment you still own your career. It belongs to you, not your employer. Here are 10 questions to ask yourself in ...

Improving Your Career – A Contact Sport

By Heather Eagar

Shaping Your Career You need to have great career skills to climb the corporate ladder successfully. Career skills are also crucial if you want to switch jobs within your field. Your skills play a vital role in differentiating you from many others who probably have the same educational qualifications as you. Marketing and negotiation skills and public speaking and leadership skills are some of the...

Five Networking Tips When you Don’t Have Time

By Maggie Tomas

The statistics spouting the importance of networking are sprinkled in every career article from the small college newsletter to major international publications. We all feel the pressure to expand our network, meet new people, make a stellar first impression etc. As a career coach working with MBA students who are looking to get connected in the business world, the most common question I encounter...