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Is Your Networking Approach Missing These 3 "Must Haves”"

By Mary Elizabeth Bradford

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...

Have You Ever Wished for a 30-Hour Day?

By Mary Jane Paris

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 never end! 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...

How To Get Paid Your Value

By Olivia Adams

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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Performance review - tips for writing your self assessment

By Joan Lloyd

Dear Joan: 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 should do. What is the purpose? Isn't my supervisor supposed to be doing ...

Describe Your Ideal Work Environment

By John Putzier

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 question? 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...

The Art of Negotiating a Raise, Promotion, Better Job Title, and Bonus

By Teena Rose

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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Want a BIG Raise? Better look for a new job.

By Robin Ryan

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 again. Mary was promoted twice. The first promotion came with a 2% raise. Then, a year later s...

Asking Good Questions Can Win You a New Job

By Joan Lloyd

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 devastated. Jason is a whiz kid. He has more intellectual capital than most people twice his age. Jason's problem is that interviews cau...

You Give What You Get In Your Career

By Deborah Brown-Volkman

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...