3 Professional Ways to Manage a Boss Who Doesn’t Understand Work-Life Balance

3 Professional Ways to Manage a Boss Who Doesn’t Understand Work-Life Balance No one wants to disappoint his or her boss. Even if you’re not always in agreement with your manager, if you respect him and generally want to do good work, you probably want to avoid doing anything that’ll make him unhappy with you. But what if this person has such high expectations that you think there’s no way you can live up to them? What happens if you … Continued

3 Basic Skills that Will Make You a Networking Master

3 Basic Skills that Will Make You a Networking Master We are constantly thrown into new situations — new jobs, new conferences, new mixers, new organizations, and new client meetings. Such scenarios are required for success. Yet, so many professionals do less than their best at managing new situations. Too often, people tend to feel awkward or timid in a room full of new people; they haven’t mastered their “getting-to-know-you” skills yet. Keith Rollag, an associate professor of leadership and … Continued

Review These Ten Things Before You Write Your Next Cover Letter

When it comes to finding a job, a well-written cover letter can help you make it through the initial hurdle of an HR screen. There are a lot of cover letter tips floating around, but it’s especially important that you pay close attention to the following 10 items. 1. Work Experience Unless you are pursuing an entry-level job in your field, your cover letter should focus more on your work experience than your education. Be sure to demonstrate passion and … Continued

3 Valid Reasons Your “In” at a Company Stopped Responding to Your Emails

3 Valid Reasons Your “In” at a Company Stopped Responding to Your Emails   I’d be lying to myself (and everyone I know) if I didn’t acknowledge how much help I’ve gotten from my connections. Whether it meant reviewing my resume or introducing me to a hiring manager, I can’t imagine what my career would look like if I hadn’t had that kind of support. And I’m willing to bet that even if your network hasn’t handed you every single … Continued

This Podcast Tells You Exactly How to Find the Work You’re Wired to Do

This Podcast Tells You Exactly How to Find the Work You’re Wired to Do In the past year, I’ve been really fortunate. By taking risks (like piling a part-time internship on top of a full-time job, I’ve started to learn what it is I truly love to do. Often times, I’ve found myself thinking, “This is it. This is what I’m meant to be doing. This is my jam.”   My internship confirmed that I thoroughly enjoy both writing giving … Continued

Not Getting the Job? Here are 5 Reasons Why…

Not Getting the Job? Here are 5 Reasons Why… You’ve managed to get your foot in the door and land some interviews — maybe even a second or third round of interviews — then silence. You’ve lost the job to someone else. You’re left to beat yourself up over what you did wrong. The good news: You’re obviously a great candidate with a great resume. You are getting yourself in the door — often the biggest hurdle in a job … Continued

Owww! My Back Hurts!!!

5 Moves to Keep Your Desk Job From Killing You We go to work hoping our days spent at the office will challenge us professionally, but in reality, living the 9-to-5 (or 6 or 7) desk jockey life can be demanding on the health and wellness front, too. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, work-related musculoskeletal problems-from muscle strains to carpal tunnel syndrome-made up 32% of all worker injury and illness cases in 2014. Sure, many … Continued

5 Tips for Maximizing Social Media During Your Job Search

  As many of us know, when searching for a new job, a candidate should help advance his or her search with the use of social media!  Although social media is everywhere, there are professional media sites, such as LinkedIn, which allow you to connect and network with others.  There are also “fun” social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, which can also help you gain recognition within your chosen field. However, when searching for a new position, how should … Continued

Are You Wasting Time? Is Procrastination Sabotaging Your Success?

Most people procrastinate from time to time, but allowing procrastination to take your focus away from work is a sure way to stumble in your career. It can be difficult to stop procrastinating, but it is possible if you use the right tools and techniques. Try these tricks to stop procrastination and increase your productivity. 1. Identify Your Reasons Everyone has their own reasons for procrastinating, but you probably fall into one of three groups. Deciders struggle to make decisions, … Continued

Looking for a New Job? Tips You Need for Success

A successful job search requires organization, preparation, diligence and perseverance. Whether you are laid off and desperately trying to get back into the workforce or a current employee looking for a change of scenery, the job search can be a long, drawn-out process with plenty of frustration. Check out the following five tips for job-seeker success to ensure your job search goes as smoothly as possible. 1. Keep Your Resume Up to Date Always keep an electronic copy of your … Continued