March 5, 2014
Some of the worst interviews I’ve experienced as a hiring manager were telephone interviews. I once had a job seeker “Daniel” (name changed) take my telephone interview while he was driving in his car.
I could hear everything, from the traffic noise to ambulance sirens to Daniel stopping at a service station and filling his car with gas. The candidate could have simply sat inside his parked car for the telephone interview. Instead, he wrongly assumed I wouldn’t notice that he took the call while he was driving. Read the rest of this entry »
February 26, 2014
The U.S. unemployment rate continues to fall (6.6% as of January 2014) and many people who had lost their jobs because of corporate downsizing are returning to their former employers for job opportunities.
While it may not be possible to get your old job back, if you enjoyed working at a certain company (and left on a positive note), then getting rehired is definitely an option. But before you apply for any positions, here are eight tips to consider: Read the rest of this entry »
February 19, 2014
When I was a young girl and started taking gymnastics lessons, I hung a poster on the wall of my bedroom showing a gymnast doing a split leap on the balance beam. The caption on the poster was an anonymous quote that stated: “If it’s to be it’s up to me.” Read the rest of this entry »
February 12, 2014
Climbing the career ladder is not just about what (or whom) you know, it’s also about your image. Wondering why you’ve been past over for promotions? Maybe it’s time to take a look at your wardrobe and make sure your wardrobe is working as hard as you. Read the rest of this entry »
February 7, 2014
“I’m beginning to wonder if this grey winter weather is ever going to end,” remarked the woman in front of me as we waited in line at the coffee shop. “I just feel so blah. I don’t think I could make it through the work day without coffee,” she added.
Sound familiar? Unfortunately, the feelings that come from a prolonged lack of sun during the winter can get especially terrible, causing many people to lose steam at work. Need a pick-me-up to take you from ho-hum to energized at the office? Try these six simple tips: Read the rest of this entry »
January 29, 2014
Struggling to decide on an outfit for your upcoming job interview? What you wear to an interview creates an image or perception of the type of person you are, so choosing your attire is critical to presenting yourself as the right candidate to hire. (Advice as seen on New Day NW television show)
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January 22, 2014
Scenario 2: You’ve just presented an idea during a staff meeting and your boss angrily criticizes it in front of the entire department.
You want to tell him or her what you think, but know that if you do, you’ll likely damage your career. Here’s what you should do when you want to call your boss the B-word… Read the rest of this entry »
January 15, 2014
After the end of the fiscal year, many companies ask employees to complete self-evaluations. These self-evaluations are then reviewed by the employee’s manager and, often times, included in the employee’s annual performance appraisal and personnel file in HR.
While many people scoff at this process and don’t take it seriously, it can actually be a great opportunity to increase communication between you and your boss and improve your career development. Just like with most things in life, the more effort you put into your self-evaluation, the more you’ll get out of the entire performance appraisal process. Read the rest of this entry »
January 8, 2014
January 1, 2014
At some point in our careers, we’ve all had to deal with people who act like jerks at the office. But what if the office jerk is actually you? Take this quick test and find out… Read the rest of this entry »