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Starting a New Job Anxiety

Posted on 21 August 2012

Worker fears can range from computer monitoring to losing their vacation time. But the big daddy of them all is being laid off. What’s the key to alleviating this, and other, workplace anxieties? Communication. Getting The Boot In a recent CareerBuilder poll, 68 percent of the 5,804 respondents reported feeling moderately to completely fearful of [...]

5 First-Time Job Myths

Posted on 24 August 2011

These bad beliefs can divert your career path. Sometimes those looking for employment can get faulty guidance. The following myths can keep jobseekers from finding a great job after graduation. Myth #1: I need to take the first job I am offered. Don’t allow those school loans force you to make a hasty career move. For [...]

The Ethical Employee Quiz

Posted on 29 May 2011

“It can be notoriously difficult to make the right choice in a touchy situation—especially one in the workplace. People have different interpretations of “morals,” and workplace complications may not be black and white. People must often choose among conflicting “goods,” according to Carter McNamara, PhD, author of A Complete Guide to Business Ethics.” For example, a [...]

Out of the Closet

Posted on 22 May 2011

Sifting through stuffed closets and drawers can be a shocking experience when you realize how much you’ve packed away over the years. The thought of tackling a neglected wardrobe can be so overwhelming that it will test your power of focus and determination–I can almost guarantee that the couch and TV will seductively call your [...]

Office Romance: Statistics, Rules and Guidelines

Posted on 19 May 2011

Although the statistics are somewhat murky, many people meet their honey where they make their money. National studies show that between one-third and one-half of all American workers has either had a romantic relationship at work or know someone who has. Take Mark and Sharon, for example. They found themselves in a friendly post-project conversation [...]

Innovative Benefits for Working Moms

Posted on 08 January 2011

If parenting is the toughest unpaid job there is, how can we compensate the 26 million working moms in America today? For starters, we need to stop talking out of both sides of our mouths. Society says our children are lacking in parental guidance–but, at the same time, we want men and women to compete [...]

How to Write Annual Performance Review

Posted on 03 January 2011

It’s that time of year again: annual reviews. But for some reason, your boss seems unable to make the time for yours. It wouldn’t be so bad if she were just a few weeks late, but last year it took months before you were able to pin her down for the performance review. You swore [...]

Resume Resurrection

Posted on 03 January 2011

Type “resume” into any search engine, and the results are overwhelming: books, tips, samples, and software packages. And there are also “resume writers” listed. These are usually recruiters or career counselors, specially trained in the language and format of resumes. Choosing a good resume writer from the list requires your best judgment. There is no [...]

Formatting A Resume

Posted on 09 July 2010

Do you know what it’s like to set up a search agent, then get back hundreds of job listings you don’t really want? Employers do, too. They get thousands of e-resumes for any one job, and somebody has to screen them all. If your resume could just get through this screening process, your chances of [...]

6 Resume Don’ts

Posted on 23 May 2010

Resume Red Flags The resume has sprouted a new pair of wings. Since the dawn of digital documents, companies are accessing resumes at record volumes and speeds. Because of this, the task of screening resumes is not getting any easier. Recruiters and hiring managers need to find the good ones, fast, while maintaining high standards [...]