Transition Resumes: Consultant to Employee
by Robin Schlinger - Feb, 2015
Many individuals who lost their jobs during the Great Recession became self-employed consultants in their field, performing the same work for companies but without the benefits of full-time employment. Some of those individuals smoothly transitioned from consultant to full-time employee as the economy improved. If you are experiencing difficulty in that transition, here are three questions to ask yourself: Do I really want...
Have You Audited Your Culture Lately?
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2015
In a recent session at SilkRoad Connections, Ulthera’s Stacie Madden placed the onus for cultural assessment on HR representatives. Fortunately, auditing your culture does not have to be an overly complex or expensive proposition. The Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument is a valid method to examine organizational culture and the desire for change. University of Michigan business school professors Robert Quinn a...
Beat Your Competition With These 5 Tips
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2015
A recent poll from Right Management reveals that only about 5% of employees today intend to stay in their current positions until the end of 2015 and that 80% of all U.S. employees are actively looking for a job or are open to offers. While this data applies to the job search market as a whole and not specifically to the executive sector, it still can have a huge impact on your job search strategies and success. You can loo...
3 Major Negotiation Mistakes You’re Probably Making (And How To Avoid Them)
by Melody Wilding - Feb, 2015
Whether you’re new to job-hunting or a seasoned pro in your field, negotiation can feel stressful and uncomfortable for just about everyone. Asking for what you deserve and asserting yourself in the workplace is challenging enough to begin with. Add the hot-button issue of money into the mix and the stakes are raised even higher. Most of the mistakes women make in negotiation take place long before they even enter the co...
Why Employees Are Abandoning Ship
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Feb, 2015
With an uptick in job opportunities, employees are becoming more optimistic. As a result, those who have been hunkered down, awaiting the economic storm to pass are resurfacing now, and if they don't like what they see, they are on the hunt for better opportunities. Are you one of these employees? 1. You Are Tired of Being Frenetic. If your culture feeds off of drama spurred by poor or last-minute decision-making, little or...
Feeling workplace blues? Try 7 tips from Kerry Hannon for making work fun again
by Beverly Jones - Feb, 2015
Author Kerry Hannon has written two books and countless articles about following your heart to find the work you love. In the last few years Hannon has traveled across the country, interviewing folks who have reinvented their work lives and speaking frequently about how to navigate career transitions. Hannon says that many people love the dream of starting over with a different kind of career. But the truth is that often a...
Decisions, Decisions! How They Impact Your Career
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2015
Chances are good that you’ve recently made or will soon be making one or more decisions that will impact your career success, although you might not realize that if your decisions are made without looking at them from all sides first. Being clear about what you’re aiming for in terms of career results is sound advice–a good place to start. Ben Stein (an American writer, lawyer, actor and commentator) put it this way: “The firs...
Sitting Is The New Smoking and A Hazard to Your Career Health
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Feb, 2015
You’ve heard it before, we spend most of our waking hours at work and many spend the majority of their time at a desk in front of a computer. Not to mention the hours we commute to work in a car, plane, train, or bus – sitting. The sedentary lifestyle is a hazard to our health and can also squelch our career advancement. According to a WebMD feature by Lisa Fields there is a price to sitting too much: “A growing body of...
Winning at Working: Blurred Lines Require New Skills
by Nan S. Russell - Feb, 2015
Instead of an early start, with time to read the news, check key messages, and write uninterruptedly for a pending project, I spent it down a rabbit hole. What I expected was a five or ten minute interruption to answer a client’s email, marked with one of those urgent exclamation points, but it took me over an hour. Before I could even send the requested information, I got an email telling me, in essence, “never mind,” the dir...
What is Your Time Culture?
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2015
In her book The Culture Map, global workplace expert Erin Meyer talks about one particular keynote speech she had to give to an audience in Brazil. Her remarks were slated to last 60 minutes, but the client said she could take all the time she needed. Meyer didn’t quite believe him. After all, during just about any keynote address in America, you can expect a firm index card countdown: “10 minutes remaining” “5 min...
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