Career Advice Archive
Every week you go to the same networking group with the same people, and every week you give the same 30 second elevator speech. You may have rehearsed and rewritten it about 20 times to get it just right.
One lesson I learned young, and have preached to anyone who will listen is a simple one, "don't burn bridges." I'm not just referring to bosses. I'm talking about subordinates, co-workers, an interviewer that may not hire you, or even a client you meet while on the job.
Walking into a new office on the first day of your new job or temporary assignment can be daunting and sometimes intimidating. You may ask yourself what your co-workers will be like and if they will like you. Having multiple personality types in the office is what makes your team set themselves apart. I bet
Recently, I have been attending a professional development class, and one of the lessons we just completed was on the topic of “Playing to Your Strengths.”
This philosophy is something Marcus Buckingham has done a significant amount of research on. During this class, we discussed various topics that outlined our current thought process. If you think
Let's face it, as much as we would all like to think we are easy to get along with, there will always be someone who thinks different. We are all unique in our own way. We are all human, and despite what Mr. Rogers told you, not everyone is going to like everyone. It's just
Are you still wondering why you were not offered a job? Did you have the right dress, the right resume, and the right experience and still no offer? It could be your attitude. Are you noticing your co-workers acting different towards you or feel as though there is something missing? It could be your attitude.
I recently changed positions with my company and as I continue to gain knowledge and learn my new role, I have come to the realization that I cannot help everyone. Until just recently, I have always been a people pleaser and I have been the person to say “yes” to any request. Over the last
Change is everywhere, whether you expect it or not. You experience change in your personal and professional life all the time, even if you don’t realize it. Change can sometimes be scary, especially when it comes as a surprise. Although you cannot always predict when change will occur, you can be prepared.
If you're reading this, congrats on getting ready to start your first day at a new job! The first day at a new job is critical for making the right impression. The last thing the office needs is another train wreck of a co-worker. You know them: the jerk, the know-it-all, the gossip hound, the
As if our jobs were not demanding and stressful enough, performing our jobs to the best of our abilities is what we set out to do each day, right? After all, we want not only our bosses' approval for a job well done, but also our clients. More importantly, we value our co-workers respect for