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When you go to a job interview, you have the chance to meet with
the people you will potentially be working with. It is important to
get an idea of the culture of the company. You can see how you
connect with the coworkers that you may be spending at least 40
hours a week with in the same building.
Many job seekers think that the boss chooses them when they go
to an interview but don’...
Have you sent your resume to HR or a key decision maker in a
company? Now you need to make that dreaded follow-up phone
What drives the fear of telephone networking is two-fold. There
is that potential for personal rejection and the trepidation of
calling a company and a stranger for the first time. To make the
best first impression and ease into a positive conversation with
your contact, av...
By nature, most of us in the business world feel driven to prove
ourselves—by working hard, generating massive productivity,
and moving up through the ranks. Before long, it becomes second
nature to work long hours with a tight focus on work, often to the
exclusion of other things in life. Some of us willingly sacrifice
exercise, a decent diet, vacation, weekends, and even family time
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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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Many people I speak to come to me for help and guidance after
something has happened to them in their career. Maybe they lost
their job or they are burnt out and exhausted from working hard.
Maybe they are having trouble with a boss or co-worker that they
can't seem to handle any longer. In most cases, they have a problem
that has been going on for some time.
By the time they seek a coach, they a...
One of the biggest mistakes that individuals make with their
careers is to go aimlessly through school or work in an entry-level
position with no clear direction (goals).They wait until the
homestretch — graduation, layoff, or departure — before
taking a stab at other opportunities.Finding a well-paying
job or locating opportunities for advancement shouldn't be treated
Dear Sue: Why would upper management allow a
lower boss to run her office like it was a frat house on a Saturday
night? While a fraction of the people do the work, the others talk
on the phone, come and go as they please, throw food at each other,
shoot rubber bands, and carry on a conversation among themselves so
loudly that other departments notice it.
When they actually work, the boss will wand...