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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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From the Hiring Side: How to Make Yourself a Valuable Commodity

By Louise Kursmark

Having had the opportunity to hear from and interact with HR professionals and hiring managers at recent professional meetings, I’m glad to pass along their words of wisdom and some relevant advice on ways you can make yourself a more attractive candidate during your job search. “It’s All About Relationships.” Good companies create a pipeline of candidates, an...

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 may seem elementary, but...

Technology can be a major hurdle among workers of different generations

By Chattanooga Times Free Press

Lindsey Powell didn't have access to the Internet on her desktop computer at her last job, and it was probably just as well, she said. "If I had it, I might (have been) checking my personal email and Facebook and MySpace all the time," said Ms. Powell, 24, who worked for a year and a half as a counselor with Youth Villages, a social services agency in Chattanooga. Ms. Powell has had a cell phone s...