3 Career Tips to Upgrade Your Quarter Life
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2013
Your 20s and 30s are a defining set of decades in your life. You make choices about your career, your friendships, your romantic relationships, your finances and your home that help shape the trajectory of your life. If you’re feeling the pressure to make the “right” choices or to do the “right” things, you’re not alone. Some people might refer to this feeling as a part of the “quarter life crisis” – a period defined by con...
Wayfinding: The Art of Navigating Your Career
by Dan King - Jun, 2013
Wayfinding. It's knowing where you are, knowing your destination, and following the best route. Quite simply, it means "finding your way." Early seafarers of the South Pacific practiced wayfinding to navigate open ocean voyages without instruments, through careful observation of natural signs, like the skies, the sun and the stars. They looked upon navigation not merely as a technique of getting from one island to another...
My 5 Tips for Success in the Office
by Dan Soschin - Jun, 2013
There are many things that enable my success in the office. It’s not just technology, time management, or working with bright people. And it’s not all about keeping an upbeat attitude, healthy lifestyle, or positive relationship with coworkers. These are all HUGELY important. But, for the sake of this article today, I’m going to focus on five things that I try to do each day to ensure I have success in the office. Take each on...
Make yourself indispensable at work
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
How can you be indispensable at work? The best thing you can do to help you get a new job is to make yourself indispensable at your current position. It doesn’t matter if you have a full-time job now. How can you make yourself indispensable at work? Whether you’re employed in a traditional position, serving as a temporary worker or even volunteering while seeking your next full-time gig, keep the following tips in mind...
On Getting a Second Opinion
by Shun McGhee - Jun, 2013
I have been experiencing hesitation in second gear that has gotten progressively worse. Because I have endured the cost and aggravation of putting a new transmission in a previous vehicle, I immediately assumed the worst. I went to a local transmission shop to ask one of the mechanics what he thought the problem was. After listening to me describe the symptoms and finding out how many miles the car had on it, he said I may wan...
Should You Ever Turn Down A Promotion?
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
You've been working hard, getting things done and demonstrating how prepared you are to take on more responsibility at work. Finally, the day comes: you're offered a promotion. On one hand, it's exactly what you've always wanted: a better title and more money. Before you accept the position, stop and think: do you really want that promotion? Take the following factors into consideration and answer these questions before you...
Achieve Goals with Conversations That Count
by Dale Kurow, M.S. - Jun, 2013
In my executive coaching work, I’m often asked how I help people reach the next level and achieve their goals. My simple response to that question is — Make your conversations count. Every conversation. How flattered would you feel if an acquaintance you met once remembered not only your name but also details about what you said? My guess is you’d feel flattered and impressed that your words were remembered....
8 Ways to Boost Likeability at Work. Who’s Clicking on Your Button?
by Dawn Lennon - Jun, 2013
Like it or not, we’re living in a world of “like, ” or sometimes the dreaded “unlike.” “Liking” on social media, company websites, and blogs has become an obsession by many to: Feel affirmed by people known or unknown Become part of a community of other “likers” Support “like” requestors, whether we really do or not Most people want to be liked. I know I do. The reality, though, is that not all the people like u...
Global Outlook and Your Career
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2013
Global Outlook and Your Career Can you have an isolationist view of your career, and would you want to? Whether or not you plan to seek employment outside your home country , you might find it valuable to explore the concepts of a global outlook and an isolationist view; then look at your career management from a different perspective. According to Wikipedia, “isolationism is the policy or doctrine of isolating one’s co...
Bouncing Back from “Bad” Feedback
by Julie Cohen - Jun, 2013
Feedback has an effect on you whether you’re receiving it from an annual performance review, a 360 feedback assessment, or a seemingly well-intentioned comment from a supervisor or colleague. Your interpretation of the feedback depends on a multitude of factors including the source, the content, the intention, your ability to change in relation to the feedback, and how you’re feeling when you receive it. In some instances,...
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