Why "Grunt Work" Matters
by Lindsey Pollak - Jun, 2011
I’ve become increasingly distressed over the years by the number of students and recent grads who complain to me that their jobs or internships contain too much “grunt work.” (Interestingly, these complaints have not slowed at all in the bad economy, when one might think any job, including one that requires some “gruntage,” is better than none.) First, let’s define this yucky phrase. According to a (possibly dubious?) entr...
Observe Those You Admire Most
by Andy Robinson - Jun, 2011
Make it a point to observe the people you respect -- those who really seem to "walk" the leadership talk and inspire others. • What EXACTLY do they do that draws their team members to them? • What actions do they take that really seem to uplift others? • What key behaviors stand out? • What is distinctly different or unique about the way they interact with others? Observing is a great way to learn. Look fo...
Important information about work-life fit/flexibility
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2011
One issue for many job seekers is landing an opportunity offering “flexibility,” “balance,” or, what consultant, Cali Williams Yost, CEO and Founder of Flex Strategy Group and author of Work+Life: Finding the Fit That’s Right for You, would call “work-life fit.” Today, I’m happy to share research Cali sent me from from the 2011 Work+Life Fit™ Reality Check Survey. It illustrates that, “Work life flexibility is no longer a...
Positivity at Work
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jun, 2011
I was recently working with one of my San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching clients – the president of a mid-sized company. We discussed how to develop a positive mindset. My executive coaching client and I further discussed creating a culture of positivity can help the company’s sales force seal more deals. I am coaching my client on how company leaders can change the way people think and act to create a more positive...
Helpful Tips to Keep Your Career In Shape
by Hallie Crawford - Jun, 2011
With today’s economy there is no such thing as job security. We can no longer sit back and assume we are getting a paycheck. Here’s how to keep your career in tip top shape: Manage your career. Realize it’s your best asset and be proactive. Set goals for where you want to be in 6 months, 1 year, and 5 years. Create an image of where you want to be. Communicate with peers and supervisor regularly so you know how you’re...
Key Resume Tips for the Health Professional
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2011
Working as a health professional is an amazingly rewarding career. Not only do you get to help individuals physically and emotionally, but you have a chance to work in a stimulating environment. The great news is that health professionals are in high demand, which means there are a lot of jobs out there waiting for you. But this doesn’t mean you will automatically score any job you apply for. You still need to create a gr...
Txting Talk – What do U think?
by Valerie Sokolosky - Jun, 2011
Parents, teachers, and now bosses, fear it. The dreaded omg, the hated lol, and the wrong ur. I read articles recently about teachers’ thoughts on how this new vocabulary is sneaking itself into students’ assignments. From amused to angry, these teachers all recognize that they have to deal with this trend. It got me thinking, in the professional world, what should our response be? Should we recognize that the “times are a’cha...
Climbing Up the Proverbial Corporate Ladder
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jun, 2011
If your goal is to climb the career ladder, you need to continuously market yourself. Successful marketing is necessary during networking, interviewing, and moving ahead in your career. Never stop selling your skills, abilities, and accomplishments once you land a new job. Keep learning new skills to maintain your marketability. Lifelong learning Moving ahead in your career requires you to continually update and enhance...
Consulting as a Career Option
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jun, 2011
Are you tired of working for someone else? Do you want a flexible schedule? These are a couple of the reasons why individuals pursue their independence by becoming a consultant. Other reasons include being laid off or a desire to find their passion. Currently there are over 80,000 consultants and this number is growing every year. A consultant typically provides a service; is an expert in a special area. A good consultan...
Job Title Traps and How They Can Snare You
by Dawn Lennon - Jun, 2011
Do you remember your first job title? In business mine was coordinator—Consumer Education Programs. Oh, that sounded so sweet to me. Our first jobs are where we get our feet wet and start to showcase our talents. The plan is usually to upgrade our titles for swankier ones that come with higher salaries. The traps await Companies create titles to define their hierarchy and manage payroll. They write titles they hope...
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