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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 ...
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
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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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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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
Good companies create a pipeline of candidates, an...
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
Here is a checklist to make sure you are being proactive during
these shaky economic times. Some of these items may seem
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...