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Are You A Master Problem Solver? 6 Questions to Ask Yourself

By Dale Kurow

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...

Job Hopping is Now Part of Career Management

By Dan Schawbel

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 talents...

6 Ways to Increase Your Energy at Work

By Joey Trebif

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, and exerci...

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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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Unchallenging Job

By Susan Morem

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...

Standing out from the crowd…

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 st...

Are You Experiencing A Mid-life Career Crisis?

By Audrey L Canaff

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 acquisit...