Quality Communication Skills: Stay Effective and Professional
by Valerie Sokolosky - Sep, 2013
At a communications conference, the speaker asked how many of the attendees used iPhones? Hands shot up. “How many of you use Twitter?” came the next question. “How about FaceBook?” Again hands–at least every other person’s–waved in the air. Obviously, the audience had become adept in social networking and the associated electronics. But, then came the question, “How many of you communicate effectively?” The room became...
Fuzzy Career Thinking = Poor Career Results
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2013
If you view your career as something that only needs attention when you’re about to be pushed into a job search by circumstances beyond your control, you’re indulging in fuzzy career thinking. More than likely, that will lead to poor career results. It’s basically true that you can’t get more out of something than you’re able–and willing–to put into it. Career progress definitely falls into that category. 5 Tips to Avoid F...
Opting in? Leaning in? Whatever you choose, protect your tomorrow.
by Lindsey Pollak - Sep, 2013
The New York Times Magazine recent article, “The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In,” followed up their much-talked about “The Opt-Out Revolution” 10 years ago and offered several conclusions about the impact of leaving one’s career. However, one conclusion not drawn in story was how women might protect themselves and safeguard against the challenges of “re-entry” to the workforce. As a career and Millennial expert, I regula...
Tips for Moving Up the Proverbial Career Ladder
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Sep, 2013
Let's say you've been in the same position for a few years now and you're ready to move up. You've done a great job, but you no longer find it challenging. How can you position yourself for a promotion? Here are some tips that can help: 1) Increase your visibility. Be sure to network within your own department and with those from other departments and even other divisions. 2) Let your boss know you want to advance. Your...
On-the-Job Success Tips
by Georgia Adamson - Aug, 2013
As I’ve said before, it’s great when you land that new job you’ve been after, and you’re entitled to enjoy at least a brief celebration. However–and this is critical–you cannot rest on your laurels. You need to turn your successful job search into on-the-job success. Some things are fairly obvious in that regard. You need to show up at work every day, on time and ready to go. You need to pay attention to what’s going on ar...
Freelance Specialization: Finding Your Niche
by Adrienne Erin - Aug, 2013
In an attempt to maximize their chances of finding gigs and contracts, freelancers run the risk of spreading themselves too thin. We have a tendency — especially in the early years of our careers — to offer generalized services, turning ourselves in to the clichéd jack-of-all-trades. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but most often it’s the freelancers who specialize in a specific area who win the most frequent and profitabl...
Do You Suffer from Monday Morning Blues?
by Georgia Adamson - Aug, 2013
Chances are, at least some of you answered yes, thinking that it’s perfectly understandable to feel a let-down when your weekend is over and you have to return to work. However, chances are, you’d be wrong–if you think Monday morning blues means that Monday is the worst day of the week for you by far. Yes, many people feel a mood change when going to work after a weekend, but the mood isn’t much if any different on Tuesday...
Some Advice for New (and Old) Managers
by Kristen Carter - Aug, 2013
I am convinced that people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. Whether it is a team manager to which you directly report or a senior level manager that casts the vision of your department, it is evident that leadership at all levels matters! While some individuals are natural-born leaders, it remains a mystery how others have obtained their management roles (case in point). While this example may be a bit extreme, the numbe...
14 Tips For Working From Home
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Aug, 2013
Overall, working from home can be a positive and rewarding experience for you, your family, and your employer, if you follow a few simple tips: 1. Understand Your Employer’s Expectations Will your job requirements and duties be the same at home as in an office environment? How much support will you receive as a home office worker? Some companies have very stringent guidelines about what equipment and support will b...
What Messages Are You Sending To Employers?
by Bob Roth - Aug, 2013
College students should begin to pay attention to their words, actions and results in the classroom, at work and as they participate in activities. They must come to understand that they are sending messages to the people around them, whether they realize it or not. As students get close to graduation, employers begin to pay attention to those messages, so they can decide who they will interview and eventually who they will...
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