Being unemployed is emotionally and financially challenging. If you find yourself in such a predicament, don’t sit back and blink at the wall. Opportunity doesn’t fall into lazy laps. Do yourself a favor and fight back! These eight tips will help you get out of your rut and beat the stigma of unemployment.
For most people, Halloween conjures scary images of witches, goblins, and ghosts. But for many workers, there are other fears lurking in the shadows all year: like the fear of being reprimanded, laid off, or stuck in a dead-end job. According to Ford R. Myers, president of Career Potential, LLC, and the author of “Get
Feeling dissatisfied and overworked in your current job, you launch a casual search for a new position, not really expecting much given the current employment market. But you’re soon surprised to be called in for an interview for a promising role. And you can hardly believe it when you’re offered the job!
Interviews are always pretty difficult. You’re nervous. You don’t have a lot of personal space. You’re forced to answer multiple questions back to back with no time to rest. And your whole professional future seems to depend on this one tiny thing. Terrifying! So it’s easy to understand why so many interviewees depend on cliches
Abstract This series of three case studies describes a program of applied research on writing evaluation conducted in a large utility company. Two of the studies employed represented workers as subjects while the third utilized management employees. Reliability of ratings was examined several ways, including generalizability analysis, coefficient alpha, and Pearson r. Validity of writing
At age 35, Paul Gauguin was working in a bank. A year later, he chucked that job, along with his wife, his children and his prosperous but predictable Parisian existence for a tumultuous life as an artist in southern France and then Tahiti. It was a life he later described as “ecstasy, peace and for
I once had a sign on my office wall that read: “This life is only a test. If it had been an actual life, you would have been given further instructions on where to go and what to do.” Couldn’t we all use a little more guidance on our destinies? Many people decide their life’s
Self-Assessment is the process of determining where you’ve been, where you are, and where you are going by examining your current needs, your personal strengths and your personal weaknesses. Once you have identified these factors you can begin to build a career roadmap.
Get excited, job seekers: this may be the first (and only) time in your life where you’re actuallyencouraged to do a bit of digital stalking. No – not the creepy “Lifetime Movie” kind (there’s never an instance when that’s OK) – rather, the “investigative journalist” type of snooping. Let’s just start off by ‘fessing up and admitting
When we talk about “negotiating”, most of us think that there is always a financial factor involved. That’s true, but there is something more: respect and value. The fact that we might not have the seniority/experience does not mean our ideas are not good. Did Mark Zuckerberg have 10 years of experience when he created
A Little Debate & Disagreement Among Team Members Can Actually Lead to Better Results Conflict Isn’t Always Bad While conflict is often viewed as something to be avoided at all costs, that is not necessarily the case. It’s a fact that conflict is, at some times, inevitable in every relationship. Fortunately, however, conflict is not
Tips for a Smooth Transition When Implementing Big Changes Within Your Company The ability to successfully introduce and execute organizational change is attained by winning support of the workers. If the employees are not holistically involved in change management, they are likely to show resistance in acceptance and implementation. Intuitive change communication is the
Employers Must Know Their Workers to Understand How to Get the Best Out of Them Employee motivation is vital to the success of any business. Without it, even the most skilled and capable workers can become unproductive, at which point the entire organization suffers. As an employer, you’ll need to manage your employees’ morale —
Hiring Work-at-Home Employees Might be the More Productive (and Cheaper) Option Work From Home Employees Have Advantages If you think all employees are created equal, think again. There are major differences between telecommuting employees in comparison to their in-office peers. Here are ways remote workers can shine brighter than that awful fluorescent lighting that’s currently
Survey Finds More Employees Unhappy & Looking for New Jobs Constantly Will Your Workers Jump Ship? “I’m so sick of this job. I swear, this year I’m outta here!” You may not think so, but it’s more probable than not that your employees are at that point. Forget the fact that the decision to actively
Is “Hands-Off” a Good Idea? It has taken forever to fill that open position on your team, and now you want to get through the next few weeks with as little effort as possible. Just follow this handy guide to make the new hire experience easy for you, the “hands-off” manager. 10. Don’t Prepare for