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No matter your job title or executive level, problem solving
comes included. It might be the part of the job that no one ever
trained you on and isn’t exactly written in your role
description, but you need to be on your game for the sake of the
company, the customers and your career.
I’ve compiled a list of six questions to ask yourself as a
means to reflect on your past attempts at pr...
You don’t see professionals staying with one company for
life anymore. When I meet people who have been with their employer
for more than five years, I’m usually surprised. Job hopping
has become part of how we manage our careers. Because the economy
is volatile, there are pay incentives for switching employers and
people are desperately looking for a job that aligns with their
Let’s face it, we’ve all had that post-lunch
drowsiness where we struggle to stay awake at work. Or maybe your
overall energy level is less than your coworkers and you think it
may hold you back. While you may be familiar with some of the more
common ways to increase your energy levels throughout the day, such
as going to bed and waking up at the same time, eating more iron,
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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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Dear Sue: Three months ago I changed jobs and
companies. The change resulted in both significant salary and
benefit increases; however, I now find myself bored beyond belief.
The only projects I am assigned are so easy that I can complete
them within minutes. I am not using the knowledge I gained in my
last position, as I assumed I would. I've told my manager that I
need more to do, but so far, ha...
Inevitably, entrepreneurs compete for business alongside others
offering the same or similar services. Some sectors of business are
very crowded making it difficult to make inroads, particularly for
those establishing a new business.
So, what can we do to create some stand-out? How do we get
noticed when surrounded by competitors?
Let's start by looking a little more deeply into the benefits of
It wasn't all that long ago that many Americans spent their
entire work-lives in the employment of just one company. While no
one promised a "job-for-life," employees understood that working
hard and meeting goals almost always meant pay raises, promotions
and job security.
But in today's world of globalization, increased technology,
corporate downsizing, and seemingly endless mergers and