Political Savvy and Office Politics
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Oct, 2010
How skillful are you at navigating office politics? Are you politically savvy? How is power and influence used where you work? The ability to navigate the political waters and influence others is an essential workplace competency. Politically astute leaders know how to appropriately use power and collaborate with others to achieve business goals. They create a culture of trust and achievement. Office Politics It’s naive to...
Secrets of Dealing with Difficult People – The Art of Listening
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Oct, 2010
Are you having trouble coping with difficult people where you work? If you are, then you probably have plenty of company. The workplace is full of difficult people who can make your life miserable if you let them. Difficult people come in all shapes, sizes and distinct personalities. They can be demanding, controlling, and energy eaters. Remember the old adage “Misery loves company?” They are often unhappy and make everyon...
8 Thoughts That Are Really Bad for Your Career Development
by Thomas J. Denham - Oct, 2010
The #1 barrier to achieving career success is you. You are standing way of your own success with negative distortions. I am often my clients’ best cheerleader, while they act as their own worst enemy beating themselves up with criticism, self-doubt and worry. I listen patiently and hear them offer up their dominant thoughts from the dark side. Thoughts come and go so frequently that we rarely think about how they impact...
Career Tips: Winners Keep On Keeping On
by Ramon Greenwood - Oct, 2010
Winners in the career chase know persistence is a daily necessity if they are to achieve their goals. One of those big winners, Ted Turner, world-class sailor and founder of the CNN television network, explains his success by saying: “The secret of my success is that I never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win. You might go bankrupt, you might lose everything, but as long as you’re out there still dukin’ b...
Investing in an Interview
by Sherri Edwards - Oct, 2010
1. Know the organization. First of all, if you are only applying to posted roles on Craigslist or Indeed without researching companies ahead of time to be better aware of what is a fit for you, then you have put yourself at a disadvantage. It means you have to act quickly to get attention (within 24 hours), and, you have little time to get in touch with people to learn more before a call from the employer is expected. To...
Job Fair A-Z: How to Effectively Navigate A Job Fair
by Staci Eggert-Dziedzic - Oct, 2010
A- Assertive job seekers make a positive first impression on employers. B- Bring multiple copies of your resume to distribute to those organizations that interest you. Come to the Workforce Development Center to update your resume and make multiple copies. C- Communicate your skills in a clear and concise manner. Focus on your experience, values and interests. D- Dress the part. Professional attire is appropriate for jo...
Don’t wimp out on salary negotiation
by Elizabeth Freedman - Sep, 2010
Can you negotiate salary (or even ask for a raise) in this economy? You can and you should. Here’s the real question: Will you? Because salary negotiation is tough, many of us are using the economy as a reason to avoid it altogether. The bottom line: Don’t be one of these people. No matter how badly you want the job, have been out of work, or would be thrilled to have any kind of salary at all, those feelings will soon pass...
Social Savvy for the Business Professional: The Art of Business Entertaining
by Valerie Sokolosky - Sep, 2010
With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s important to show your strong personal brand in how you behave during this fall’s upcoming social events. Knowledge is power! Let’s face it. Today’s executive must function with complete confidence from the board room to the dining room, from the sales call to the business lunch, from the cocktail party to the fine dining experience. Social savvy can make or break a deal and qu...
Kicking Yourself Only Slows You Down | Maintaining Career Momentum
by Dawn Lennon - Sep, 2010
Regrets—they’re inevitable. Some people say they don’t have them. That seems hard to believe. There are so many “dumb” things that we do throughout our careers, often without thinking or knowing, that we’d like to take back. Take stock I bet you can think of a few things that you’d like to do over like: Something said—I once let an F-bomb fly at an executive staff meeting. (They understood I had strong feelings,...
How to convince your boss to allow you to work from home (telecommute)
by Nimish Thakkar - Sep, 2010
With rising gas prices and a shrinking economy, both employers and employees are looking for creative work arrangements that will save valuable resources. Some companies have adopted four-day workweeks, while others are encouraging employees to work from home. If you have ever cherished the desire to work in your pajamas, now may be the time to pitch for it. Fortunately, technology has made it easy. With video conferencing...
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