How To Recharge, Reignite, or Reinvent Your Career
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jan, 2015
According to The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey less than half of US workers are satisfied with their jobs. Now is a great time to ramp up your career reinvention efforts and reflect upon what would gratify you in a career. If this is not the career you ordered, it’s time to jumpstart your professional reinvention so you can regain control and thrive. Sunday Night Blues – If you suffer from the Sunday Night Blues...
Winning at Working: What Do You See?
by Nan S. Russell - Jan, 2015
Based on dozens of articles that arrived in my inbox in a single week, one might think that the majority of people work in difficult work-cultures, alongside clueless co-workers, under distrusting bosses. Here are a few examples: "You're the Boss, Not the Babysitter" "What to Do When Your Employees Won't Stop Whining" "Giving Feedback to the Clueless" "How to Survive a Toxic Boss" Fortunately, most of us don't wor...
Layoffs - New Beginnings
by Carole Kanchier - Jan, 2015
Are you unemployed? Has your partner or friend been laid off? Job loss can be a blow to one's self-confidence. Some individuals may be vulnerable to depression, sexual impotence, and other physical conditions. Others may vent anger and frustration on family members or abuse drugs. Don't despair. Unemployment can be a blessing in disguise. Regardless of age or occupation, people who have positive attitudes, re-evaluate...
Are You the Office Martyr?
by Melody Wilding - Jan, 2015
Each workplace has its “types”: …the tuna-fish-for-lunch-every-day guy …the slacker who slides by doing the least possible amount of work …the overachiever who inflates and publicizes her every success Each office likely also has its martyr—the person who’s the first one in each morning, the last one to leave at night, and constantly complaining about the amount of work they have while saying “Oh, I’ll manage…some...
Have a speech coming up? Want to sharpen your style?
by Beverly Jones - Jan, 2015
Finding more opportunities to make presentations can bring new energy to your career. Public speaking allows you to stand out, show what you know, and connect with a wider group of people. The more talks you give, the more you build your confidence and polish your style. And the prospect of presenting helps you identify what's important and work harder to know your stuff. I often encourage clients to raise their profiles b...
Why Technical People Need Nontechnical Skills on Their Resumes
by Robin Schlinger - Jan, 2015
Having worked for many years as a senior chemical engineer and computer simulation applications engineer, with a degree from MIT, I know employers want potential hires with advanced technical skills and a demonstrated ability to increase those skills. However, employers today are not only interested in technical skills; they are also interested in “soft” or nontechnical skills such as: Ability to communicate clearly and at...
Career Success–No Fear in 2015
by Georgia Adamson - Jan, 2015
With all that’s been going on in the world during the past months and years, you might roll your eyes at the very thought that you could pursue career success without fear this year, and it would be hard to blame you. However, I’d like to offer some encouragement with this thought: fear paralyzes; hope energizes. I know it’s easier said than done to tell you to put fear aside as you plan your career steps this year. Like yo...
6 times listening may be the best strategy
by Beverly Jones - Jan, 2015
Have a problem at work? Listening may be a solution. Regardless of how you define your key workplace objectives, I’m willing to bet that better listening skills could help you achieve at least one of them. By “listening” I mean you not only keep your mouth shut long enough for the other person to talk, but you also shut down the voice in your head when it tries to tell you what to say next. You concentrate on the spea...
3 New Year’s Resolutions Every Executive Should Make
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2015
A new year means new goals and resolutions. Resolutions also typically happen to fall into one of three categories: health, relationships and money. The good news is improving all three of these categories can help advance your career. Below you’ll find three New Year’s Resolutions all executives should make for 2015. 1. Create better work/life balance. “Work/life balance” may seem like a popular buzz wor...
6 Ways You Give Your Power Away at Work
by Michelle Kerrigan - Jan, 2015
There are many ways you give your power away in your career, often without you even knowing it. Here are six that leap to mind, along with solutions for avoiding the power drain: #1: You spend too much time and energy trying to change others. We all do this. We want to change our boss, our co-worker, our husband — you name it. At one time, I felt as though I spent a lifetime trying to change a few people on my team....
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