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I am an office manager in a medium-sized company. Prior to this
promotion one year ago, I worked with the women I now supervise.
After my promotion, I had my share of resentment and jealousy from
these women. They have gotten much better and I finally can say I'm
beginning to enjoy supervision.
My problem centers around one woman who was out on a maternity
leave and who is now back. Sh...
I consider LinkedIn to be a flashing digital billboard that I
change every Sunday at 3:30. I call this changing my oil. A resume
is a historical document highlighting past jobs, achievements,
education, and community involvement.
As a futurist and strategist, career coach and LinkedIn
specialist, I teach my clients how to leverage LinkedIn to get what
they want going forward, not to get what they ...
I just got off the phone with a client, Rob, who works 70 hours
per week, plus he has numerous conference calls and follow-up work
during the weekend. He’s married with a young child and would
like to spend more time with his family. He used to play tennis
regularly but hasn’t been on a court in over two years. Rob
hasn’t even been out with his close circle of friends in
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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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I hear a lot about the need to network in one's
career. I have two young children and work 60 hours a week so just
don't have the time for anything extra like going to networking
meetings. Even so, I worry that I won't get ahead in my career
because no one knows me.
What can I do?
Ethel Smith, Omaha, NE
You're smart to be concerned about not having a net...
As a kid he was always bored in class. He took a tough
curriculum in college and sped through it, with honors. He had
plenty of job offers and took a position that enabled him to use
his talents and shine. So why isn’t he getting promoted five
years later? In fact, he was just pulled off a cross-functional
team project and was appalled that the project leader role was
given to someone...
An article published earlier this month showed that more than
half of recent graduates from college did not receive a job offer
prior to graduation, regardless of their undergraduate
major.September 2010 data showed that the average length of
unemployment was more than eight months.Scary statistics such
as these have left many wondering if now is a good time to return