Career

Confidence is key to becoming a leader. Joel Garfinkle shares five ways you can build up your confidence.
Everybody loves a sincere thank you for a job well done. Trouble is, bosses (or teams) sometimes forget how important it is to show their staff just how much they appreciate them.
Quick tips to help your professional life run more smoothly.
It’s important to work on your professional growth even after you’ve attained a job you love. Un­­for­­tu­­nately, it’s difficult to find the time to go to conferences. Listed below are five books that can help you grow professionally on your own time.

The reality of responsibility

January 18, 2016 Categorized in: Personal Development

While many people think moving up the corporate ladder is their dream, many don’t realize the amount of responsibility that comes with the job. A management position may have higher pay and more power, but it’s important employees realize just how much dedication and time goes into doing a good job, writes Brian Ray for Training Magazine.
As remote work becomes more common, people are questioning what’s lost when we quit seeing co-workers face-to-face, says productivity expert Laura Van­­der­­­­kam for Fast Company.

Keep your professional goals from fizzling

January 14, 2016 Categorized in: Advancement

Has your New Year’s resolution to build your career already fizzled? If so, chances are you didn’t have a strong plan to keep it going.
As to-do lists pile up, keep in mind there are ways to consolidate everything you need to remember without letting technology take over your life, writes Ian Sherr for CNET. Here are three ways you can get things done.

Over 40? You could stop getting raises

January 13, 2016 Categorized in: Advancement

A study of 200 million Social ­­Security records showed Ameri­­cans stop getting raises once they hit their 40s. While it’s great to continue receiving a peak salary every year, workers often forget to account for the rising inflation that will ultimately lower their income.
Many people dislike networking be­­cause they misunderstand what it takes to be successful at it, writes Josh Mait for Inc. Here are seven networking myths that you can ignore. 

Break out into the networking world

January 5, 2016 Categorized in: Advancement

What most shy people don’t realize is that networking is the key to excelling in their career, says Keith Ferrazzi, business coach and author of Never Eat Alone. Here are tips for those that need to break out of their shells and into the networking world.

Creating that perfect ‘about me’ page

January 4, 2016 Categorized in: Advancement

Writing about yourself can be hard. It’s important to get across to your audience what you want them to know while being concise and personable at the same time. Use your website’s “about me” page as a way to introduce yourself by finding the right balance between your personal and professional side, says Nicole Fenton of 99U.
For your next brainstorming meeting, ditch the table … Quit worrying about short emails from your boss … Being on time makes you more productive.