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  • Integrity at Work
    by Carole Kanchier - August 13, 2018
    I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” - Frederick Douglass Famed 19th-century author and orator Frederick Douglass was an eminent human rights leader in the anti-slavery movement and the first African-American citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery around 1818...
  • Are These Your Job Search Challenges?
    by Carole Kanchier - August 6, 2018
    Have you ever been told you’re perfect for the job, then received a rejection letter? Has an employer said he’d call and failed to do so? Have you sent out several resumes and received no acknowledgments? These and other job search challenges can be resolved by common sense, good timing, networking, research and confidence. The following discusses common dilemmas and possible strategies for dealing with them....
  • Are Attractive People More Successful?
    by Carole Kanchier - July 30, 2018
    Want some career advice? Look in the mirror. Appearance matters more than you think! Numerous studies on variables related to getting, keeping and advancing on the job revealed that appearance and looking young gives workers the competitive advantage in the job market and workplace. Noted economist, Daniel S. Hamermesh in his book, Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful, shows that the attractive are more...
  • Embrace Change: Strengthen Adaptability and Flexibility
    by Carole Kanchier - July 23, 2018
    The world of work is changing at an ever increasing pace. To succeed, we must embrace new ideas and technologies, and strengthen Questers traits such as adaptability and flexibility. Adaptability and flexibility have meanings which are broadly the same but not identical. Adaptable indicates long-term changes; flexible more short-term alterations. One might adapt to the introduction of a new shift pattern, and be flexible enou...
  • Summer Job Search
    by Carole Kanchier - July 16, 2018
    Think summer is a slow time to find a new job? Think again! Recruiters and hiring managers do not usually take summers off. Hiring managers are looking for top talent now. If they have any openings, they do not wait to hire. So, now is as good a time as any to look for your next position. There’s less competition in the summer. Fewer people are job searching so you and your resume have a better chance of being seen...
  • How Satisfied are You With Life?
    by Carole Kanchier - July 9, 2018
    Summer is the perfect time for vacations, sunbathing. outdoor sports, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying outdoor barbeques. The summer season may also be a good time to evaluate the degree of satisfaction, we have with our lives. Kirk, who changed jobs four times in the past four years, is still dissatisfied with his work; he also lacks a close friendship, and has little time for leisure. Life satisfacti...
  • Are You Bullied - at Work?
    by Carole Kanchier - July 2, 2018
    A top-notch salesman, who recently won a prestigious sales award, has had 20 years of successful experience with his company. A year ago, a new regional manager became his boss. The manager is criticizing the salesman’s ethics and blocking access to needed resources. Do you feel discriminated against or harassed at work? Are you humiliated or falsely accused of being incompetent? Do you feel apprehensive about going...
  • Are You Ethical at Work?
    by Carole Kanchier - June 18, 2018
    Every day, we're faced with situations that require us to make decisions that have ethical implications. They may be decisions about what to tell somebody, how to react to a situation, or what to do? We have different ideas about what's 'right' in any given situation. Ethics is the branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and...
  • Tips for Quitting Your Job
    by Carole Kanchier - June 11, 2018
    'I quit my job by email since that's how I normally communicated with my boss. But I've been thinking that quitting by email may not be appropriate...!' Have you had enough? Is quitting the right option? If so, resign with class. But first, know why you're leaving. Do you have patience with customers or co-workers? Are company policies and ethics congruent with your values? Do you have supportive superiors...
  • Conquering Conflict
    by Carole Kanchier - June 4, 2018
    Are you frustrated with your boss or irritated at co-workers' annoying habits? Do some customers' behaviors infuriate you? How do you react in these situations? In today's workplace there are varied people with diverse perspectives and behaviors. Disagreements occur because people hear, see and interpret things differently. To resolve disagreements with people who have dive...