Social Media Posts That Can Get You Fired
by Stacy Harshman - Mar, 2015
Social media can be a wonderful tool in helping you land a job, but it can also jeopardize your employment. Below are mistakes that people have made that have cost them their jobs. Posting your offer letter can have consequences- The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware offered a job to a young reporter who had just graduated from a journalism program. He shared his excitement on his Tumblr blog using the company’s logo and...
4 Life Lessons from Being a Working Professional
by Tiffany Young - Mar, 2015
For most people, lessons happen along the way. It’s what you do with those tidbits of vital information that is most important. Just when we think we’ve learned something, life comes along and shows us there’s more. I recently reflected on a few life lessons I learned last year and, to my surprise, most were connected to work. I thought, how could that be? It was true. The things I learned about relationships, finances, and...
Identity Lost? Try Finding It in “We.” | Commitment to “The Band”
by Dawn Lennon - Mar, 2015
I’ve done it and I suspect you have too. I’ve asked myself these exasperating questions: Who am I really? Am I the person others think I am–in my family, at work, among my friends? Is my identity a product of my own design or have I just followed what others want/need/expect me to be? If there’s a gap between how others perceive me and who I know myself to be, what next? This is heavy stuff and I’m here to tell you...
To launch a new job, you need a good plan
by Beverly Jones - Mar, 2015
Are you looking forward to your first day in a different job? Or maybe you're preparing to welcome a new colleague? My worst first day was 30 years ago, but I still remember it vividly. I was a few years out of law school and shifting to a new firm in the nation's capital. The title on my business card read "partner," instead of "associate," in deference to the clients I was able to bring along with me. Well in advance...
How to Complain at Work (and Actually Get What You Want)
by Melody Wilding - Mar, 2015
In the daily hustle of the workday, petty annoyances and inconveniences are par for the course. And often, when we counter those stressors, we handle them by complaining to anyone willing to listen. But complaining is complicated: Sure, it can be a way of expressing frustration and eliciting advice from others. On the flipside, it can be destructive to workplace morale and your reputation. When you complain on a regular bas...
The Age-30 Transition
by Carole Kanchier - Mar, 2015
Prince Harry, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, announced recently he will leave the British army after serving for 10 years, a period that included being on the front line in Afghanistan. The 30-year-old said that it had been a "really tough decision" to end his military service in June, but added that he was looking forward to the next chapter in his life, the AFP reported. Prince Harry may be experiencing the...
If You’re Trying to Sell, You’re Not Doing Your Job
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2015
The most effective way to get anything from anyone is to figure out what that person needs and how to be useful in helping them get it. When I took the Dale Carnegie class many moons ago, I remember the instructor saying that the worst thing a door-to-door salesperson could do is show up at a prospect’s house and launch into a speech like this: “I want to sell you a new vacuum cleaner. I saw this thing pick up dirt off m...
Perfect Your Memory for Names
by Carole Kanchier - Mar, 2015
Do you remember people's names during and after interviews? Do you recall the names of business associates at large gatherings? Remembering names is an appreciated courtesy you can extend to everyone at work and elsewhere. You’ll gain respect, popularity, and networking skills. You'll advance your career. Try the following: 1. Mental set. Before attending a meeting where you’ll meet new people, mentally prepare yourse...
Employee Perks that Work: Free Food is Nice, but a Great Career is Better
by Lindsey Pollak - Mar, 2015
Lately, many of my clients and audiences have been asking: What employee perks actually work to retain millennials? Or, phrased another way: Do millennials really care about unlimited snacks and daily chair massages? This question has been discussed in the news lately as well. And I believe it’s an important topic: What actually motivates young professionals in today’s constantly changing workplace? Is it different th...
The Quest for Leadership Purpose
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Mar, 2015
“Great leadership has the potential to excite people to extraordinary levels of achievement. But it is not only about performance; it is also about meaning.” ~ Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones, Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? (Harvard Business Review Press, 2006) Great leaders have a profound impact in their communities, families and key societal realms (i.e., sports, politics). Nowhere is good leadership more important than...
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