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Networking is a hot topic. It’s common to
hear that the majority of jobs are won through some form of
networking, so if you plan on getting another job in your lifetime,
then learning about networking is a wise choice! If you are
wondering where in the world to start learning how to network, if
you are apprehensive to network because it’s new to you, or
if you have had a negative netwo...
Surely extra time would relieve the tremendous pressure we live
under each day! Our lives leave a trail of unfinished tasks with a
treadmill of activity to meet upcoming deadlines… It seems to
But would a 30-hour day really solve the problem? Wouldn’t
we be just as frustrated as we are now with our 24-hour allotment
because we’d add more stuff to do? When we stop to th...
In the words of the infamous Will Ferrell, “Aren’t
we all striving to be overpaid?”
To some this might seem arrogant or selfish, but in reality, Will
Ferrell has a good point. Don’t we all deserve to be paid
what we’re worth?
As Millennials, we get a bad rep for being
“self-entitled.” Just because we want to find a career
we love, previous generations scof...
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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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Tom was a longtime Boeing engineer who loved airplanes and
believed he'd have a permanent lifelong career with the company.
His layoff caught him by surprise. He panicked. He worried about
who would hire him now and how he would afford his son's college
tuition, for surely he'd never make the same salary
Mary was promoted twice. The first promotion came with a
2% raise. Then, a year later s...
Sandy thought she had the job in the bag. Her background was a
perfect match for the job. She had an insider pulling for her and
she had a pretty good interview. A week later when she got the
"Thanks, but we found someone else" letter, she was
Jason is a whiz kid. He has more intellectual capital than
most people twice his age. Jason's problem is that interviews cau...
How do you treat the people you work with? Do you say
hello in the morning or stare at something else as you walk by? Are
you friendly or aloof? Are you only nice to those that you deem as
necessary or can further your career?
If you feel disconnected, mistreated, or misunderstood,
maybe it’s not your co-workers, boss, or staff. Maybe
it’s you. The old saying “you give what you g...