Finding a Great Job in a Recession

Finding a Great Job in a Recession

The unemployment rate in the U.S. is close to 10 percent. The News is chock full of stories about organizations downsizing and suggestions for surviving these “tough economic times.” It’s not all bad news however. Even during these times, many firms are still hiring in large numbers. As part of their restructuring, these companies lay […]

Finding a Job After Age 40

Finding a Job After Age 40

If you’re over 40 and unemployed, you may already know how difficult it can be to land a new job. Don’t get discouraged. Focus first on getting your resume in tip top shape. When you put together your resume, list your accomplishments first, whether it’s a big project you spearheaded or a successful campaign you […]

Finding a Job After Prison

Finding a Job After Prison

In today’s market, finding a job under the best of circumstances may prove to be a challenge. It takes considerable time, effort and dedication to creating a resume, exploring job opportunities, sending resumes out and preparing for job interviews. If you have a criminal record or a history of incarceration, you might find your job […]

How to Ask for a Pay Raise

How to Ask for a Pay Raise

Many people would rather have a root canal than ask for a pay raise at work. Why is that? Asking for a raise doesn’t have to be as painful as dental surgery. Here are a few things to help you prepare for the conversation with your boss: Do your research. Don’t let talk of “economic […]

How to Ask for a Promotion

How to Ask for a Promotion

If you’re like the rest of us, you focus on just keeping your job. But if you’ve been working diligently, taking on more and more responsibility and doing an excellent job, you have the right to seek a promotion. You want a promotion. You know you deserve it. Now you just have to ask for […]

How to Ask for a Promotion

How to Avoid Being Laid Off

Layoffs. What a horrible word we all dread hearing. Rumors of it can cause widespread fear and panic. The prospect of having your job eliminated is overwhelming and stressful. You might believe you have no control when it comes to getting laid off, but there are things you can do to take precautionary steps. Here […]

How to Handle Lousy Co-workers

If you have been working for at least five years, odds are you’ve had the experience of working alongside difficult people at work. Some of these personalities may look familiar to you: The chronic gossip – thinks the office grapevine is Entertainment Tonight; pumps co-workers for juicy information to spread to others; believes the only […]

How to Get Promoted Quickly

How to Get Promoted Quickly

Whether your boss sees you as “promotion material” depends on many things. You may be struggling to get an extra qualification when in fact, it’s office gossip that determines who gets promoted. So what can you do to make sure that your junior colleague doesn’t bypass you? These 5 simple strategies will ensure that you […]

How to Master a New Job Quickly

How to Master a New Job Quickly

Congratulations on starting a new job! You survived the hiring process and emerged victorious, confident and eager to begin your first day of work. You feel energized and secure in the knowledge that of all the candidates, they identified you as the right person for the job. So, how do you put your best foot […]

How to Win at Office Politics

How to Win at Office Politics

You’ve heard the phrase “office politics.” Whether large or small, every organization has unspoken rules that outline the behaviors that will lead to promotion and personal fulfillment. Office politics are those unwritten guidelines that define the real culture of your organization and it’s also dealing with “mind games.” You know…those individuals who seem to feel […]

How to Win at Office Politics

How to Work for a Demanding Boss

Demanding bosses can be goal-focused, stress-inducing, charismatic, direct, visionary and downright slave drivers. Most bosses who fall into these categories are high-performers themselves and seek employees that are the same. They aren’t necessarily bad bosses seeking employees to pick on. They may not be much for chatting or building relationships at work, but they generally […]

Why Research Potential Employer

Why Research Potential Employer

When you consider taking a new job, part of the job seeking process is for you to gather information about your potential employer. Many people neglect to do this, and it’s a huge mistake that can cost you…from getting the job you want or getting a job that turns out to be what you didn’t […]