We hear a lot about bullying these days. Much of it concerns bullying at school, but this disturbing activity doesn’t stop once we leave high school – it can happen in the workplace as well. It helps to define what bullying is and what it is not. It is not a one-time only clash, it [...][ Continue Reading → ]
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Do you ever wonder why one person appears to climb the career ladder with ease and another barely clings to one rung? Many factors come into play in building a career that satisfies both players — the employee and the employer. This short list of the very best tips might identify one area that you’ve [...][ Continue Reading → ]
I made a new friend recently, a small business owner and writer like me. I admire Mary Ann Moore’s ability to generate an income in a truly authentic way. A poet and writer of prose, she also holds writing circles, and I just signed up for my third session. These have inspired my professional creativity [...][ Continue Reading → ]
Let’s level out the playing field: I too have conducted a desperate job hunt. Fourteen years ago I found myself a single mom and fired from a job that, although no dream job, kept three human (and one canine) bellies fed. (That was before I hit my stride as a writer, and that detour likely [...][ Continue Reading → ]
An Achilles’ heel is defined as a deadly weakness, one that in spite of overall strength can lead to a downfall. Used to explain the demise of a seemingly unbeatable, mythical Greek warrior, it is an apt description of weaknesses, real or perceived, that stop careers dead in their tracks. You certainly shouldn’t aspire to [...][ Continue Reading → ]
There are many good reasons to get an education, but does not having one disqualify you from success? Many jobs have minimum educational qualifications, which may rule you out. Also, as more recruiters and employers turn to electronic screening by using keyword searches, not having certain words on your resume, such as certificates, diplomas, or [...][ Continue Reading → ]
Whether youre gearing up to graduate or theres a hiring fair in your area, the calendar year is front-loaded with job fairs. Most people think of job fairs as over crowded, competitive marketplaces with few opportunities compared to candidates. This may be why most people who attend job fairs do so casually, and come under dressed and under prepared, and so their negativity becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The good news is, by taking extra time to prepare, you can turn stand out from the competition and make your mark with a standout company.[ Continue Reading → ]
No matter how hard you work, how early you arrive and how late you stay at the office each day, no one gets more than twenty-four hours in their day. Everyone wants to be more organized, more efficient, more effective, and better at using their time. There are many ways of learning and honing those skills and everyone has their own challenges and priorities. Instead of telling you what to do to be highly effective professionally, whatever that means to you, here is a list of 7 habits that are guaranteed to keep dragging you down.[ Continue Reading → ]
So youve been unemployed for a while now, and youre tearing your hair out with boredom and frustration.
Read our tips on how to stay sane and motivated while looking for that dream job:
Its scary starting a new job. For some, the first day is preceded by a pitiful nights sleep leaving the
apprehensive newbie groggy rather than laser-focused. And then there are those who leap in in a blaze of
glory to prove themselves worthy and step on toes along the way, which leads to the need for damage
control! Is there a better way to start a new job?