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We know that appreciation that is seen as fake or manipulative
is not received as appreciation at all. Yet, what also happens is
mediocre attempts to appreciate someone that’s done more out
of obligation or convenience can also have no effect, or even to
negative effects, too.
1. Appreciate someone just for who they are Appreciate
someone in your life for whom just being who they are makes y...
There are a number of advantages to holding a government job,
often times including a comprehensive benefits package, competitive
pay and various paid holidays. However, for many, there comes a
time when working for a private company seems to be a better
option.Whether it’s to pursue career growth, start your own
company or try something totally new, there are some things you
should be aware...
Did you know that most people never do any career planning? For
them, the future just happens and you have no control over it.
Unfortunately, when you go through life without any career strategy
or career planning, you end up wondering at the age of 53 or 61,
what happened to the rest of your life.
Did you think career planning is just for
The words “career planning” bring to...
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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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Have you ever noticed how some people are more comfortable
around other people? It’s not just that they are at ease but
that they may even excel at it. They know just how to act and what
to say. When they should listen and when they should say something.
More importantly, they instinctively are good at actively listening
and formulating their language to suit the situation. Does this
Every person can benefit from an effective employment network.
In fact, your job search will likely be either successful or
unsuccessful depending on the quality and effectiveness of the
network you build. Here’s what you need to know:
1. Build your network
Frequently, you should add people to your list of contacts, as you
participate in activities, work in part-time and summer jobs and
The essence of leadership is communication. Although the book
Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a
Leader covers the four parts to developing and strengthening
the ability to persuade, influence, and connect. It’s not
surprising how often readers thumb through that book and comment on
how many of the skills have to do with communication. Then they
often launch into a...