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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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Q: I am dumbfounded. Someone else just got the
promotion we all thought was mine. I should have been the one
promoted. I don't know if I should quit or stay, but I do know I am
not happy about what has happened. Is hard work worth anything
A: I am sorry you did not get the promotion you
were counting on. Although you are disappointed, I hope you will
Many people think that once they have had one or two jobs in a
particular field, they are locked into it for the rest of their
careers. If you’re not happy with the field you are working
in now, that can be quite a discouraging thought considering that
you could remain in the job force for as long as 40 years!
Never lose hope! You can make a change to find work you enjoy
at a f...
The concept of teams is not new. Although a "teaming" revival
has been zinging around the globe for several decades now, the
concept has been around since before men worked in teams to hunt
Yet most teams today are nowhere near as effective as they could
be. The reasons are many; lack of structure, lack of well-defined
roles and responsibilities, and lack of communication, to name a