5 Signs You're Too Emotionally Invested in Your Job
by Melody Wilding - Jun, 2015
For many of us, career ranks as a top priority in our lives. We care about our jobs deeply, pushing ourselves to continually work harder to ascend to higher levels of success. We care so much about our work that it becomes ingrained in our identity and self-image. However, this work-first mentality has its downsides. Those of us who pride ourselves on being career-oriented can get so wrapped up and emotionally invested in...
5 Clear Signs You Deserve a Promotion
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jun, 2015
It is very important that you know when it is time for a promotion. And for that, you need to evaluate your own skills and previous track records. You may have complete command over work and love your current job but there comes a time when you start feeling bored working at it and feel ready for the next challenge. All you need is to be careful about the timing; the time should not be too early or too late. You cannot wait fo...
Gen X "The Sandwich Generation" 10 Strategic Hiring and Retention Tips
by Sharon Cohen - Jun, 2015
• In your 30’s-early 40's and feel your career has stalled? • None of the standard workplace incentives motivate you? • Looking for a company where you really "fit" in? • Taken for granted, yet feel squeezed by the Baby Boomers and Generation Y? Welcome to Generation X! We are a small cohort of 44 million and are the filling in the population pyramid sandwich. We are squeezed by two generations who are double our size...
How You Reject Candidates is Just as Important as How You Hire Them
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2015
Once your first choice has accepted the job, how do you close the loop with the other candidates who have interviewed? My first piece of advice is to contact them and let them know of your decision. This may sound obvious, but it’s shocking how many organizations don’t do it and just leave candidates hanging. If a candidate takes the time to interview with you, you at least owe her the courtesy of a phone call or email. Here a...
7 Moves to Protect Yourself During a Merger Or Takeover
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2015
Last year, Investor Place reports, the deal volume of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) was the highest since the financial crisis. The pace in 2015 is supposed to top that. This reflects the drive to enhance competitiveness. Those strategies could include adding new product lines, increasing market share, gaining access to proprietary technology and/or reducing costs. It’s not about just your job As the two companies b...
7 Steps to Take Now When Your Boss Might Be Fired
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2015
Your boss might be fired. That’s the rumor in the grapevine. Or there’s the confidential information credible source shared with you. Your department is now holding its breath. Your boss might wind up terminated. What’s at stake? How that actually plays out is irrelevant, right now. What counts is that in the period of uncertainty, there are 7 things you should be doing. Your objective has to be to protect your own j...
How to Gain a Workplace Sponsor
by Terri Tierney Clark - Jun, 2015
One of the greatest determinants of success for ambitious middle level managers is the existence of a sponsor. Sponsorship, unlike mentorship, is a two-way street in which protégés and sponsors depend on one other to help each of their careers. A protégé offers her sponsor exceptional work product, loyalty, and a unique view of team and company dynamics; she can help him fulfill his goals and build his legacy. A sponsor provid...
The Corporate Dating Rule
by Michelle Kerrigan - Jun, 2015
So, you thought this would be about love in the workplace? Not really, except that the happy-ever-after in your career depends only on one relationship: the one you have with yourself. You need to play the field in your career, and not tie yourself—or your confidence--to one title or company. Case in point: I recently spoke with a college graduate who is beginning her job search. She wants to get a job in a prime-tim...
Begin The Mentoring Process By Knowing Yourself
by Stacey Lane - Jun, 2015
We know from ecology that a tree planted in a clearing of an old forest will be stronger than one planted in an open field. This is because the roots of the new tree are able to follow the pathways created by former trees and embed themselves more deeply. Over time, the roots of trees graft themselves together forming a system underground. The older trees help the younger ones mature and become stronger. The same principle hol...
Could Working From Home Be For You?
by Stacy Harshman - Jun, 2015
Working from home is becoming more common. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 23% of the American workforce did some or all of their work at home. Could a job from home be for you? Below are some advantages and disadvantages to consider. Advantages No Commute- Those that don’t commute can save on fuel, vehicle wear and tear, and parking expenses. Some indirect savings, although harder to quantify, are associate...
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