Help!! I Have A Job Interview And Don’t Know What To Do To Land The Job?!?!

4 Little-Known Facts About the Interview Process—and How to Use Them to Your Benefit You landed the job interview. (High-fives and fist bumps all around, for real.) Now it’s time to prepare. And one of the best ways to do this is to first understand how the game works, and what’s going on behind the scenes through the process. Because once you “get” the game, you’re going to be in the best position to strategize. And, believe me when I … Continued

What To Do When Nothing Is Going Your Way Professionally Or Personally

10 Smart Moves to Make When Nothing’s Going Right in Your Life In the Army, I taught an introductory course on what to do if you became a prisoner of war. I’d start by saying that I hoped this would be the least relevant course the students ever took. That’s my hope here too—although the truth is, things fall apart in people’s lives all the time. Maybe it’s a relationship, a job, a business—something that makes up the bedrock you’re … Continued

Talking About Your Current Job? How To Perfect Your Interview Skills!

3 Mistakes That Are Easy to Make When Describing Your Current Job in an Interview When I was in elementary school, I asked my dad what he did for work. To make it simple for me, he said, “I’m a civil engineer, which means I design roads.” And even though there’s much more to what he does on a daily basis, that basic description made it crystal clear to me. If you’re anything like me, your job is not this … Continued

I Want A Promotion? How Do I Do It?

The 3-Step Plan That’ll Significantly Up Your Chances of Getting a Promotion Do you know someone who has run a marathon? Did you notice how he or she trained? Marathoners are very systematic in their training. They log their mileage, pace, and rests so they can best measure their progress and performance. Without tracking they would have no knowledge of their improvement. They might as well be running in place. Your career’s a marathon, too, but do you track your … Continued

Good At Your Job? How To Manage Your Career Development!

Yes, Being Too Good at Your Job Is a Thing (and Yes, It’s a Problem) You know the term rock star is an annoying, overused hiring cliché. But, lets be real: That’s just the kind of employee you are. Your interviewer told you—on the spot—that you were the perfect candidate. You got the salary and perks you wanted, and your boss has yet to give you a project you couldn’t handle.   And yet, you’ve recently started to notice some … Continued

Help!! I’m So Disorganized!! How Can I Make My Day Better!

4 Basic Organization Moves You Can Make Today So That Tomorrow’s More Productive Take a glance at your desk. If you’re like, well, everyone, you’ve got a few stacks of paper, a cup jammed with pens, and some leftover lunch keeping you company as you work. Open a drawer and there’s a dusty collection of business cards stuck next to menus and a stapler (so that’s where the stapler went). Look underneath and you’ll probably spot a broken umbrella and … Continued

I Have A New Job And Want to Be a Good Team Member. What Should I Not Do?

9 Everyday Habits That’ll Earn You a Pretty Bad Reputation Around the Office With the year well under way, this is an excellent time to expunge work habits that irritate coworkers and make you less effective. Here are nine habits you can do without, starting now: 1. Doing the Bare Minimum If you accept a task, you owe it to yourself and to others to make your best effort. If you don’t want to do something, have the courage to … Continued

How to Translate Your Official Job Offer From Legal Jargon to English

How to Translate Your Official Job Offer From Legal Jargon to English This is it! You’ve arrived at the enviable offer-letter point of the job search. After receiving a verbal confirmation, you expressed your interest and asked for the actual offer in writing because you’re smart and know that’s what you’re supposed to do. Before you know it, you’re scrolling through pages upon pages of copy, and wearily, having barely read a whole paragraph, you are prepared to sign. But wait! … Continued

Be Productive At Work!! 5 Ways To Improve!!

5 Ways to Boost Your Productivity (That Actually Work) When it comes to making each day more productive, you’re used to hearing the same tips over and over again. Resist the temptation to continuously check your email. Wake up earlier. Craft a powerful and compelling to-do list. While those tips can definitely make a difference, they’re now so oft-repeated that they go in one ear and out the other. And that’s exactly why Joe Staples, CEO of Workfront, used his … Continued