New Job Advice
Don't Make Your Job Offer All About the MoneyIt may only be natural when you get a job offer to look first at the "how much" part. But if that's all you consider, you're shortchanging the employer and overlooking benefits and perks that may well be more valuable than a few thousand more in pay.Read the rest of this entry »
Young, healthy workers especially are likely to discount the value of a health package covering medical, dental and vision. Even if ...
How to Make Your First IT Job A SuccessA first IT job after graduating is a lot like all other first jobs regardless of the field: you'll meet new people, discover things you never learned in class, and be expected to act like a professional.Read the rest of this entry »
But there is one, "dazzlingly different" difference, as an article on the CompTIA website puts it, and that is the amount of freedom and responsibility you'll have even as an entry-level ...
How to Network When You Don't Know AnyoneYou know you should be networking. You've read how important it is to your career to build business and social connections. But how do you get started.Read the rest of this entry »
It's not easy, especially if you've just moved to a new city where you know no one. Getting started may seem like an impossible task. But it doesn't have to be. One of the simplest ways to begin making ...
What Would You Trade for Lower Pay?How much pay are you willing to give up for certain perks?Read the rest of this entry »
- A better than market rate commission plan? Check.
- A great health plan fully (or mostly) paid for by the employer? Check.
- A really rich 401k plan? Check.
- A flexible work schedule? Not!
Here's What Drives the Boss CrazyIf you wonder what's holding you back, try looking in a mirror. If there's no doubt that the quality of your work is good, even great, then chances are excellent it's you.Read the rest of this entry »
True, sometimes personalities just don't click. More likely, though, your behavior is getting in the way of your career advancement.
Suzanne Lucas, a well read HR blogger and self-styled "Evil HR Lady," explains the ...
Plan For Success Before Your First DayCongratulations! You landed the new job and now you're looking forward to your first day. It's natural to simultaneously be excited about the change, and apprehensive. Changing jobs may not be the biggest of stressors, but it ranks up there ahead of buying a house and getting married.Read the rest of this entry »
Fortunately, with a little preparation you can steady yourself and make a good impression on your first day.
Start by ...
Why Orientation Is Your First Step to New Job SuccessStarting a new job or a new assignment soon? Forbes contributor William Arruda has some words of wisdom about what not to do your first week.Read the rest of this entry »
These aren't the usual "Don't arrive late," "Don't leave early" tips. Arruda's advice deals with matters far less basic and offers a different perspective on the ordinary -- eating lunch -- to what might be thought of as the tedious.
Score Big By Naming NamesThere's so much to learn when you start a new job. Just remembering how to find the way back to your desk can be daunting.Read the rest of this entry »
But, as you might expect, there's an app for that.
Remembering the names of your co-workers, now that will earn you big time brownie points. And the only sure app for that is you.
Says Phil Blair, author of Job Won! 500,000 ...
Resources to Help You Improve Your WritingRead the rest of this entry »
If you've eve been stuck looking for just the right word for an article, or help trying to figure out whether it's "its" or "it's" you've probably discovered there's no shortage of sites offering help. Googling "grammar" or "thesaurus" turns up tens of thousands of results. But when you need help of a different sort -- a colorful phrase, a specific statistic, or how to attract ...
Success Tips For the New TempRead the rest of this entry »
You're right to wonder; a temp or contract assignment is different than a traditional job. One of the biggest differences is that a staffing company may call today and have you start tomorrow. An employer hiring permanent staff may take weeks to make an offer and just as long to bring a ...