Posts tagged with 'career-management'
10 Principles For Career and LifeWhether you are an experienced executive assistant at the top of your profession or just at the beginning of your career there are "timeless truths" that if you adopt them, follow them, will propel you to success.Read the rest of this entry »
What are these "truths?" Human behavior expert, consultant and keynote speaker Colette Carlson outlined them for Business Management Daily.
One more thing: These are not only timeless truths, but universal truths that apply ...
Taking "The Long View" to Your CareerThere are any number of books offering career guidance. From the venerable What Color is Your Parachute? to the blunt Jobs Suck.Read the rest of this entry »
One of the newest, The Long View, departs from the usual how-to formula that so many of the advice books follow to take a more holistic view of both career and life and how to navigate the changing nature of work.
"We need a work philosophy that encompasses ...
What Temping Can Do For YouTemping may not be your first choice for a job, but there are plenty of reasons why it shouldn't be your last.Read the rest of this entry »
College grads still looking for that first job, parents reentering the workforce after staying home to care for the children, workers who've realized their first career choice was a mistake, all have good reason to consider temping.
That was what Rachel Bitte did when she discovered ...
Advance Your Career With These Don'tsRead the rest of this entry »
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A CEO's Career Advice to Young Professionals"Never underestimate the value of a job you actually find fulfilling."Read the rest of this entry »
More than the pay and the benefits, more, even than what your friends tell you and the comments on career sites, it is the nature of the work and the opportunities it offers that should be the deciding factor in what job to pursue and what offer to accept.
This advice comes from Rich Lesser, President and CEO at ...
Hack Your Way to a Different JobNot satisfied with the work you're doing? Don't quit. Hack into a new one. There are parts of every job we enjoy more than others, but when you find yourself pumped and excited -- and excelling -- at those parts where there's also a company need, you're in place to "job craft." Often, this job restructuring happens almost unwittingly. You do more of one thing; others notice, and ...Read the rest of this entry »
"Let's Just Get It Over With" and Other Phrases Not to UseRead the rest of this entry »
Everyone's had the experience of being assigned an unpleasant or seemingly pointless task. The knee-jerk reaction is to argue with the boss about it; a futile, and counter-productive effort that can come back to haunt you. The flip side of that is the "let's just get it over with" reaction. That, too, is the wrong response, says Kevin Daum in his "Roaring or Boring" column. "There is little ...
For Office Professionals, Mind Reading Is Part of the JobAs an administrative assistant you know that mind reading is a must have skill, even if it never appears on a job description. That goes for everyone in an office support role, regardless of title.Read the rest of this entry »
It's a skill that comes with experience and commitment to the job. Arlene Vernon, CEO of HRx, says understanding the needs of the people you support, whether that's your direct responsibility or not ...
When the Work-Life Scales Get Out of BalanceRead the rest of this entry »
As The Washington Post observed, when male CEO's make such announcements, "it's often thought of as code for a tension-filled resignation that allows an executive to save face."
For Max Schireson, CEO of MongoDB, his resignation was voluntary and sincere. He's ...
Are You Listening Or Just Preparing What You'll Say Next?Read the rest of this entry »
"Humans' listening skills are poor on average. We retain less than half of what we hear, and evidence shows that these skills are getting worse," says The Wall Street Journal.
In truth, our listening skills have never been especially great. A 1983 study found that on average, viewers who just watched and listened to the evening news could only recall 17.2% of the content when not cued, and the ...