Land the job you really want

September 2, 2020 Categorized in: AdvancementFeatured Article

It’s the perfect time to create a new job or reinvent the one you have now. Here are some steps to take toward your dream job.

Tasty treats for tricky interviews

September 2, 2020 Categorized in: Advancement

Knocking on a hiring manager’s door can feel unnerving, especially when self-doubt creeps in and you’re afraid of being dished ghastly tricks instead of treats. These strategies will help you maneuver through loaded questions and sell yourself confidently.

1-Minute Strategies: October ’20

September 2, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

Make a new admin’s first day a little less stressful … You are your neighborhood … Deceitful marketing term of the day: multi-grain … The psychology of office donations revealed! … Did your power ever go out this year? It was probably a squirrel’s fault … Who needs the radio when the road will play music for you?

The anatomy of a bad decision

August 24, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

I often say “You don’t know what you don’t know.” This may seem obvious, but multimillion-dollar organizations make decisions every day based solely on the information they’re looking at, discounting factors that may not be addressed by the research being conducted.
Remember that you can easily blow your career by losing your cool at work. So, predetermine what might cause such incidents and identify ways to deal with them civilly and compassionately.
Question: “I find myself in the rather awkward position of being a much better dresser than my executive. Should I, as an admin three career rungs below her, make an effort to dial my own uber-professional wardrobe down a notch?”
It seems like a cop-out when a supervisor tells you they’ll be happy to give you a recommendation letter, but they don’t want to actually write it. This leaves you in the awkward position of praising yourself in the third person! These tips will help you power through this awkward task.
How does it strike you when someone says “What?” right after you’ve said something? … Why is Michelin associated with both tires and restaurants? … When did the Leaning Tower start leaning? … The strange life of Robert Chesebrough

Incubate those great ideas!

July 9, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

Some ideas come to you in a flash of insight. Others take their time, but can pay off just as richly.

Learn how to stop talking

July 9, 2020 Categorized in: Personal Development

Knowing what to say in a difficult situation and getting started on saying it are often-discussed problems. Yet it’s just as difficult for many of us to stop talking once we get rolling.
Managing messages … SharePoint libraries … Non-Teams videoconferencing
Hyperlinks make great bookmarks … Sharing access to your files is not an all or nothing proposition … A more useful view in Slides
If you’re in a hurry, how does a full charge in 13 minutes sound? Maybe your phone could even charge just by being practically anywhere in your car.