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- How to Prove That You are Listening [LinkedIn]
- Why Your Resume was Rejected [Recruiters Lounge]
- Career Lessons from the Women of Mad Men [Business Insider]
- Little-Known Ways to Stay Current While Job Searching [Career Realism]
- Interview Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Chances [Lifehack]
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As today (April 5) is the first Friday in April, it is National Walk to Work Day. This annual event, which is promoted by Prevention magazine and endorsed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Podiatric Medical Association, encourages people to walk for all or part of their daily commute.
A recent survey by CareerBuilder found that only 3 percent of workers regularly walk to work. While many people simply live too far away from their workplace to make walking a...Read More »
Most of us at one time or another will work for a “difficult” boss, so learning how to deal with one can be a vital career skill. “The more you learn to manage up, the more successful you will be wherever you are and whatever you're doing,” says professional behavioral analyst Beverly Flaxington, author of Make Your SHIFT: The Five Most Powerful Moves You Can Make to Get Where YOU Want to Go. Here, she offers seven tips for managing your boss (without the boss knowing you’re doing it):
1. Match your behavioral style to hers. Is she fast-paced and quick to make decisions? Is she slow to think about things and wants time to process? The more you can match your style to your boss's, the more she will really...Read More »
We know many of you are seeking a new (or better) job, so to help you uncover valuable opportunities, we'll be spotlighting a job of the week. This week, we’re featuring an opportunity for an administrative assistant for the adult volunteer development department at the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. Based in Washington, D.C., this position provides customer service to adult volunteers in the subject areas of recruitment, training and appreciation, and also supports the work of the department through organizational and administrative tasks.
This person receives telephone calls and emails and exercises strong customer service skills and professional judgment in responding to, or transferring, volunteer inquiries, and also coordinates the marketing of training...Read More »
- A New Approach to the To-Do List [Daily Muse]
- Lessen Stress at Work [Psychology Today]
- Few Job Candidates Negotiate for Higher Pay [CBS News]
- Benefits of Walking Meetings [Lifehacker]
- Fix Four Sticky Situations with Co-Workers [US News]
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The first week of the baseball season is a time filled with hope and excitement as teams pursue their goals with a clean slate. In honor of the return of our national pastime, here are some observations from a few of the best who ever played; they may have had baseball in mind, but their words ring true well beyond the center-field wall.
“Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.” – Bob Feller
“Baseball is not a sport you can achieve individually.” – Curt Schilling
"I didn't think like that, about best seasons. What if you thought '97 was your best year — what would you do now? I never looked back. I couldn't...Read More »
For workers who have “been around the block,” the prospect of having a younger person as a manager can be worrisome. Getting along requires putting assumptions aside, focusing on common goals, and recognizing that each generation brings certain strengths to the workplace.
In their upcoming book Manager 3.0: A Millennial’s Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management, Brad Karsh and Courtney Templin note that older workers tend to characterize millennials as “skateboard-riding, Mountain Dew-drinking, Facebook-posting, Google-searching, YouTube-watching slackers.” However, these young professionals who were born in the 1980s and early 1990s bring some exciting qualities to the office that can potentially benefit...Read More »
We’ve all been there—stuck in a job we hate, when something finally pushes us to the breaking point and we can’t take it anymore. At that point, you may be tempted to do what they always do in movies—make a grand speech and leave in a dramatic and passionate fashion.
While that might make for good entertainment, it’s not necessarily a wise move in real life. It’s usually not a good idea to burn your bridges—and plus it doesn’t make a good impression on anyone when you make a big ugly scene. While getting things off your chest may make you feel better at the moment, in the long-term it may do some damage to professional reputation.
Your best bet is to leave on a dignified note, with a professional, carefully worded resignation letter. Of course, as...Read More »
- Ways to Look Bad in a Job Interview [The Ladders]
- What to Do When You’re Overlooked for a Promotion [LinkedIn]
- When Your New Boss Has Fewer Qualifications Than You [CBS News]
- Stand Out from Other Applicants by Bringing Extra Materials to the Interview [Lifehacker]
- Who’s Winning the Mommy Wars? [US News]
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Getting a foot in the door can be an important step to gaining employment with a particular company. Serving as a temp offers the opportunity to learn about an employer first-hand and make valuable connections – all while earning some money.
Needless to say, doing exceptional work should be the primary goal of any temporary hire. Impressing people with your skills and positive attitude puts you in a good position should a regular position open up.
“Smart temporary employees should put in the extra effort to learn as much as they can about the employer’s systems, products, and services,” says career coach Duncan Mathison, co-author of Unlock the Hidden Job Market: 6 Steps to a Successful Job Search When...Read More »